Lee Bonner’s family not satisfied with officer-involved shooting investigation

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The man shot in an officer-involved shooting on Wednesday has died.

According to Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart, Lee Bonner died Friday.

Today, his family came forward saying they are not satisfied with the investigation.

Ke Ke Bonner says one hour after dropping her husband off near Deer Park Street, her husband was critically injured by officer bullets.

According to a police spokesperson, he was shot multiple times, but they can’t confirm how many.

The family claims it was more than a dozen.

“Man them people shot my brother at least 12 times that we can count,” Bonner’s sister, Quana Spells said at a public forum Monday.

“The man whole left side was messed up. They busted his artery in his left arm,” Bonner’s brother, Sylvester Richard said.

We asked Grisham-Stewart to confirm the wound count, but an autopsy has not yet been performed.

The family claims excessive use of force and targeting towards 37-year-old Bonner.

Richard also said Bonner had previously encountered one of the officers, “he did file complaints. He did file a complaint against the same one that shot him down. He did went to internal affairs on him, and put the complaint up on him.”

A police spokesperson said they have no knowledge of any complaints.

The department also hasn’t released the officers names, but they remain on administrative leave.

Ward 3 Councilman Kenneth Stokes hosted the public forum to discuss concerns around the investigation.

“We’re not here to accuse anybody of anything. What we’re trying to do is find the facts,” Stokes said.

Marlena Calvin says she witnessed the Wednesday afternoon shooting.

“When that police officer told Lee to get down, he was getting down. He let off three rounds. He said ‘you a convicted felon with a firearm.’ He shot three times. After he shot them three times, Lee must was steady moving. He said ‘you still moving.’ He let off two, three more rounds. He said you still  moving. He let off about 9 more rounds. So it was more than 20 shots shot. Anybody that tell y’all something else, listen to me cause I was there,” Calvin said.

Bonner leaves behind four children.

His wife says he was a convicted felon, but had been out of jail since 2006.

Jackson Police are continuing to investigate the shooting.

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