Brandon Webber, 20, was shot and killed by the U.S. Marshals on Wednesday night in Memphis’ Frayser community.
“What happened was senseless. We just want justice for him,” said a relative of Webber in the vigil for the killed young man.
According to the U.S. Marshals Service, their officers were attempting to serve an arrest warrant for multiple felonies on Webber when they saw him getting into a car outside a home on Durham Avenue.
Many residents in the community call for clear investigation into the killing.
“They had body cameras on, didn’t they, police? Well, they should provide that body camera to show what really happened,” said Kenny, a local resident.
Many believe racial discrimination was behind the killing of the black man.
“Racism is here. It is everywhere, and it’s something that’s going to be here, and be here for years. So what can we do about it? We got a long way to go. We have a long way to go,” said Miller, a resident in the community.
“Everybody got a little bit of racism in them, you know. Some people get, Blacks versus Blacks, Whites, you know. Everybody got some kind of racial discrimination,” said Morris, another resident.
Wednesday’s shooting prompted protests in Frayser with dozens of angry residents throwing stones and tree limbs until police broke up the angry crowd with tear gas.