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Rally held after officer shoots unarmed man in NC

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Demonstrators rallied at the Georgia Capitol on Wednesday in protest of the shooting death of an unarmed man by a Charlotte police officer.

Jonathan Ferrell, a 24-year-old former Florida A&M football player, was shot and killed on Saturday by a police officer in North Carolina.

Ferrell had been in an accident and stumbled from the scene to a nearby home and pounded on the door for help. The frightened homeowner inside called police, who shot Ferrell 10 times when a Taser would not stop him from approaching.

That officer has been arrested and charged with voluntary manslaughter.

 
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