Friends, family march in honor of man fatally shot by New Rochelle police
Friends and family of Jarrell Garris marched on Friday to honor his life. The 37-year-old was shot and killed by New Rochelle police officers during a confrontation.
Bodycam footage released by the New Rochelle Police Department shows officers and a detective confronting Garris on Lincoln Avenue and asking about stolen food on July 3. Police say Garris reached at one of the officer's guns, which is when Garris was shot.
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Family and friends of Garris told News 12 he suffered from mental illness, and that police in the area knew of him. They are asking for the officer who shot Garris to be fired.
"Tonight, I'm really praying for unity and that people that see this march understand that this could be your son, this can be your dad, this can be your sister, this can be your brother,” said Reverend Jamel Hollis. “It’s going to be important everybody get involved."
All three of the officers have been placed on paid administrative leave.