Vigil held for man killed by LR police officer

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-The family of a man killed by a Little Rock police officer held a vigil Saturday night as they continue to fight for justice.

30-year old Bradley Blackshire was shot and killed by officer Charles Starks on February 22.

Little Rock police said Bradley Blackshire had been pulled over driving a car police said was stolen.

He at first stopped but when Officer Charles Starks got out of his patrol car, police said Blackshire then accelerated and hit him. Police say as the officer was hit, Starks fired his gun.

After Blackshire’s family watched the video, it was then released to the community by the Little Rock Police Department on its Facebook page.

The family say the whole situation is tough to process.

“I mean our whole world has been turned upside down completely. We have a small family, but Bradley was a major part of this family. It’s getting harder and harder everyday. I really don’t know how to cope with it as of yet. It’s the toughest thing I’ve ever had to deal with,” Montrell Ussery said.

The family is working with local groups to see what they need to do moving forward. The case has been turned over to the prosecuting attorney’s office.

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