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Family of Man Shot; Killed by Police Outside Store Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of a man shot and killed by police last year marched to the Chester (South Carolina) County Courthouse and demanded justice by filing a wrongful death and civil rights lawsuit.

“My life will never, ever be the same,” the man’s mother Vickie McCree said. “I got that phone call that my son was gone.”

Chester police shot and killed Ariane McCree outside the Walmart on J.A. Cochran Bypass on November 23, 2019. Police said he pulled a gun after they arrested him for shoplifting and he was shot in the hip, arm and chest.

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Members of the National Action Network and his family question how he could have had a gun if he were in custody and in handcuffs.

Lawyers for McCree’s family said he was in handcuffs at the time of the shooting and posed “zero risk of harm to anyone.” They said officers riddled at least one parked car with eight bullets and fatally hit McCree… SOCTV9 News

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