Family of man fatally shot after attacking SPD officer speaks

Deputy city marshal used marking round before firing fatal shot

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The family of a Shreveport man who was fatally shot is speaking out, asking why a deputy city marshal  thought he had to use lethal force.

Bobby Wallace, 41, died after being shot Friday after reportedly suffering a seizure, beating up his grandfather and pouring gasoline on him and assaulting a police officer.

"My Dad was a good Dad; and I loved him with all my heart," said Jerecia Brooks, Wallace's daughter. "I wish that I could see him one more time."

Deputy City Marshal Derrek Brown fired a 40 mm marking round at Wallace before firing those fatal shots, the city marshal's office reports.

Marking rounds are used to try to subdue crowds and mark targets.

"Why? That's the answer I want to know," said Alma Brooks, Wallace's former girlfriend.

Wallace's family said he was born suffering from seizures and would become forgetful and violent if not cared for.

"It don't make no sense to me. My Dad was not armed and he didn't have a weapon," Jerecia Brooks said.

"Y'all could have tased him, maced him, put charges on him. But you didn't have to kill my Daddy."

Wallace's family said their faith is seeing them through their grief.

"My mind is kind of screwed up over it," Jerecia Brooks said.  I mean, I love my father."

Brown is on administrative leave.

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