The world is finally seeing the travesty of all the crimes in America that are finally getting 15 minutes of national attention because of the Trayvon Martin case. The inconsistencies between police reports and the facts are being brought to light in case after case after case. The latest case out of Pasadena, Calif., resulted in the death of a teenage college student who was merely walking in the same area of a man that made a false 911 call.
The student, Kendrec McDade, 19, was a student at Citrus College and killed by police because Oscar Carrillo made a false claim that he had been robbed of his laptop at gunpoint. Police searched the area for two armed men and came upon Kendrec McDade and another suspect. McDade was shot and killed on the site because of this startling admission from Carrillo:
“In an interview Monday with detectives, Sanchez said Carrillo admitted that he made up the story about the gun to speed up the officers’ response. Detectives now believe McDade and the other person, a juvenile, were unarmed…”
According to the MSNBC report, the other suspect is a juvenile and has been “charged with two counts of commercial burglary, one count of grand theft and one count of failure to register as a gang member as a condition of his probation.” He is in police custody.
But now Carrillo faces charges as well for making the false claim that police say lead to the death of McDade. Carrillo is being held on charges of “suspicion of involuntary manslaughter.” Read more here on the case.