Sequita Thompson, the grandmother of slain gunshot victim Stephon Clark, let out an emotional plea for justice during a recent press conference.
Thompson detailed the moment she heard her grandson killed in her backyard by police, hearing the “boom, boom, boom, boom” of 20 gunshots before grabbing her 7-year-old granddaughter and crawling away from from the shower of bullets while inside her home.
“My great-grandbabies don’t have their daddy,” she cried, barely able to stand. “Why didn’t you shoot him in the arm? Shoot him in the legs? Send the dogs? Send the Taser?”
“I just want justice for my grandson.”
See Thompson describe the horrifying moment her grandson was killed below.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.