Edmond, OK – A 17 year old black teenager (Isaiah Lewis) is dead by the hands of the Edmond police in Oklahoma. A 911 call was placed about the a black man breaking into somebody’s house & assaulting a teen, so the police started searching for him.
Another 911 call came in saying there was two white girls and she thought the boyfriend was beating one of them up (according to the 911 report, one of the girls said her boyfriend just flipped out on her shortly after getting to her house, but he was not physical… she said he was acting strange as if he was hiding something, but never physical).
A third 911 call came in reporting a black male removing all his clothes and running and hiding in different locations.
Two officers also reported seeing the teen break into an occupied house and both were allegedly “violently assaulted” after they followed him into the home. Initially they used their taser on Isaiah multiple times & it “allegedly” had no effect on him. Then one of the officers fired their gun also multiple times, striking him.
Isaiah was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The Edmond Police Department is conducting a criminal investigation into the shooting. The officers involved, Sgt. Milo Box, 56, and Officer Denton Scherman, 24, are on administrative assignment. Police have not revealed which one of the officers fired the deadly shots.
When I heard this story, I immediately thought something must have been wrong with poor Isaiah mentally. That poor child was unarmed & naked, what possible threat could he have been to police officers who should be trained to handle these type of situations? I just feel so bad for him and his family. His mother said the police department was trying to assassinate her son’s character, and she won’t let that happen! She expressed her concerns about her son not being able to attend his prom or graduation like the rest of the kids his age.
Ear Kandy Radio sends our condolences to the family and we will keep you updated on this story as it unfolds. This is why the #BlackLivesMatter movement is so crucial. It sad we have become immune to our people getting killed by the police.