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Shooting victim's family responds to police being cleared

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Jimmerlyn Glover, the shooting victim's aunt, strongly disagrees with the outcome of the district attorney's office investigation. Jimmerlyn Glover, the shooting victim's aunt, strongly disagrees with the outcome of the district attorney's office investigation.
Bailey was shot as he attempted to flee from police early on the morning of August 18, 2012. Bailey was shot as he attempted to flee from police early on the morning of August 18, 2012.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

The family of a man killed in a police-involved shooting last August strongly disagrees with the outcome of an investigation that cleared the two officers involved.

"A whole bunch of bullsh**. Pardon my french, but he said a whole bunch of bullshi**," says Jimmerlyn Glover, the aunt of the victim, DeEric Bailey.

The family says the district attorney's investigation into the officer-involved shooting proves nothing. Bailey's mother and aunt tell KSLA News 12 that they consider the shooting to be unjust, and that there were plenty of other ways the officers could have resolved this peacefully.

DeEric Bailey, 22, was shot as he attempted to flee from police early on the morning of August 18, 2012. According to the Shreveport Police Department, Bailey refused to stop when Officer Jennifer Monereau attempted to pull him over in his tan Lincoln Town car in downtown Shreveport, instead traveling in the wrong lanes on Cotton Street and Fairfield Avenue before entering I20.

During the incident, Shreveport Police fired five shots at Bailey as he tried to reverse his car, almost running over his passenger in the process. Police fire off 11 more shots, killing Bailey.

After a full investigation by the Caddo District Attorney's office, the two officers who fired those shots were cleared of any wrongdoing.

District Attorney Charles Scott: "Cpl. [Hai] Phan particularly had to make a split-second decision on to whether or not to fire his service weapon at DeEric Bailey, which he did, or let DeEric Bailey continue to endanger his passenger and all the motoring public and police officers."

Bailey's family says he was a good man, a good father and, more important, unarmed as officers had him surrounded.

Bailey's mother, Tushica Bailey, says, "For them to be that close up on him, with him not having a weapon, I feel like they could have got him out of the car and tazed him or whatever. But, to shoot an unarmed person that many times, I can't fathom the idea."

Bailey's family say they are not letting this go. They did not reveal their plans but told KSLA News 12 that justice will be served.

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