Jacksonville, FL. — UPDATED STORY FROM 11/19/2020: Jacksonville police say teen in “police-involved shooting” suffered from self-inflicted gunshot wound
Original story from 11/18/2020 below:
Action News Jax reporter Alicia Tarancon spoke exclusively to 18-year-old Devon Gregory’s family.
The teen was killed in an overnight officer-involved shooting on San Juan Avenue near Cassat Avenue.
She reported that the family is asking for body camera footage to be released immediately because they want justice.
The family said that they’re devastated because they say they found out about the teens death from the watching the news Wednesday morning.
They told Tarancon police haven’t been able to give them any answers as to what led up to the shooting.
“They murdered my baby. It’s not right. it’s not right,” Tawana Myrick said.
Myrick is Devon’s mother and she’s heartbroken.
She said her son was killed Tuesday night after police opened fire during a traffic stop on San Juan Avenue.
Family said Gregory was on the way to his girlfriend’s house with two of his cousins when they were pulled over by police.
His aunt was on the phone with him moments before he died.
“Listen to me. He was like I love you. I was like get out the car. He was like I love you and he was like listen aunty. He was trying to tell me and I was like listen to me just get out the car and then it went silent and then they started shooting,” Gregory’s aunt, Teanay Summerall Gregory, said.
Police said there was a gun found in the car after the shooting, but Gregory’s family told Tarancon they don’t know who it belongs to.
His family says the teen was working two jobs and staying out of trouble -- which is why they’re still trying to figure out what led up to the shooting.
Myrick said her son was taken away from her much too soon.
“He was just a baby. He just made 18. He turned 18. He just made 18,” Myrick said.
There are still a lot of questions regarding the shooting of Devon Gregory.
Gregory’s family said they have set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for funeral expenses.
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Action News Jax has requested the body camera video and dashcam video from the officers involved.
We’re reaching out Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office to see how long that could take.
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