Obviously . . . having the incident captured on camera would have benefited everyone regarding this incident. Secondly . . . independent witnesses could have also been beneficial. We have neither. So, some of you want to know what I think of this? Right? Well here goes. And please, I understand your angst, disbelief that something like this could happen. That it's the words of two live policemen versus one dead man. I heard what you said about dead men not telling any stories. So here goes . . .
Tray's girlfriend's roommate who I'm going to assume has met him previously to the night in question observed how he was acting. She saw him with a beer and a gun she thought it was cocked. What did she do? She called the cops.
Tray's girlfriend talked to him on the phone and was headed his way to put the gun away. She seems to think it's not a good idea to be running around with a gun.
Cops respond and encounter Tray who is standing by a garbage receptacle with a beer. He says the gun is empty. Shooters in the past have been known to lie and the officers in no way should believe this statement.
Tray reportedly does not follow the officers commands. I know there were no recordings of this incident and cops have lied in the past. Actions speak loudly so far though. With how Tray's girlfriend and the roommate had responded.
Three beers were in the car. Tray had a BAC of .25.
I have to conclude that alcohol negatively impacted Trays thinking. Who among us doesn't know someone who has gotten drunk and stupid? Alcohol is the cause of much death and mayhem in this world we live in. I know it isn't a crime to be drunk. But excess drinking introduced 'Police Perils' into Trays life and then ended it. I'm not sure why he was shot multiple times. I'm not sure what actually triggered this shooting, but, it seems to be because Tray was acting strange, had a gun, was not listening and approached the cops. Just as drinking impairs your ability to drive, it also impairs your ability to react appropriately to police officers. With how this played out, I conclude the officers responded, and did, what they had to do. They couldn't just let a man with a gun approach them.
|R.I.P. You are sadly missed.|