By Rickelle Lee
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
The job of the police is to protect and serve, but it seems like all they do is shoot to kill. This morning, a shooting in Alabama that took place, ending another young life. An eighteen year old man with his whole life ahead of him is soon to be in his final resting place.
In Mobile, Alabama, eighteen year old Michael Moore was driving with friends and committed a traffic violation. Spotted by police, he was pulled and found without a license. Also not the owner of a vehicle, police shot him four times when they saw him reach for a weapon.
Michael Moore was killed, on the scene, and the mayor of Mobile has released a statement. Of course, there is outrage following this incident, because it looks as if it could have been avoided. But, the mayor has released a statement regarding the situation, but a life is still lost.
Read the mayor’s statement below:
“Last night, a Mobile Police officer was involved in a fatal shooting just before 7 p.m. First and foremost, our prayers and condolences are with the family of Mike Moore. Any time a life is lost it is a tragedy. The incident is under investigation by the Mobile Police Department. We have called upon the FBI to run a parallel investigation with the MPD. I have complete confidence that the investigation will reveal the facts. I expect that this process will be as transparent as is legally possible. We ask for prayer and patience until the full facts are revealed.”
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