LOXAHATCHEE GROVES, Fla. — It was an emotional Sunday night in Loxahatchee Groves as crowds gathered at the scene where an unarmed man was shot and killed by a Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy.
Sheriff Ric Bradshaw insisted on Friday that it was Seth Adams, 24, who attacked his deputy Michael Custer, forcing the deputy to fire shots.
At the vigil for Adams on Sunday, many who gathered disagreed with the account and said they cannot image a person like Adams threatening a deputy.
Family and friends said they are hoping the turnout of hundreds of people at the vigil sends a message about how many people care.
“A senseless tragedy like this cannot not only go unrecognized, but it’s unjust. There has to be an answer for it,” said Tim Bumgardner, a family pastor and friend.
Many people at the vigil for Adams are calling for more information in the shooting and want a fair investigation. Some have even started an online petition at Change.org.
The state attorney will decide if the shooting was justified.
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