Community demands ‘Justice for Jamee,’ the man killed in officer-involved shooting in Jacksonville

Community demands "Justice for Jamee"

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A vigil was held to remember the life of 22-year-old Jamee Johnson Monday night.

Johnson was shot four times during a traffic stop on Jacksonville’s Eastside earlier this month.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said it happened after an altercation.

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Johnson’s family and friends made the trip to Jacksonville from Tallahassee and from different parts of the state and told Action News Jax they just want justice for Johnson.

The 22-year-old college student was killed on Dec. 14.

Police pulled him over on East 20th and Buckman streets on the Eastside.

Officers said Johnson pulled away from them as they took him into custody and that he reached for a gun inside his car.

Family and friends told Action News Jax things aren't adding up and they don't believe he deserved what happened to him.

Johnson’s mother, Kimberly Austin, is also calling for accountability and transparency after his death.

Austin said she wants JSO to release all unedited body camera footage. She said it’s something they haven’t seen since Johnson died.

“I don’t think he deserved this. He had no record, he was about to graduate next year from college. I’ll never see him have his first child, I’ll never see him graduate, I’ll never see none of that. I think I have the right to know what happened to my son,” Austin said.

“I loved him in life, I loved him in death, and I am not going to stop until I find out what happened to him,” Austin added.

Right now, both officers involved are on paid administrative leave, which is protocol.