Coroner rules manner of death is homicide on man shot by officer
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Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones ruled today that last week's fatal shooting of Sammie Davis Junior by a Macon Police Officer is a homicide. But the question remains, why.
"Not one person from the Macon Police Department has come by and said this is what happened or this is why your Uncle is deceased." -Kira Davis /Niece
Davis was shot three times by Macon Patrol Officer Clayton Sutton outside a Kroger grocery store on Pio Nono Avenue.
Macon Police initially reported that Sutton was attempting to serve a warrant on Davis. Police now say that is not the case and that Davis had no outstanding warrants against him and had no criminal background.
The official police report fails to explain what led Sutton to shoot Davis.
It also fails to mention he was shot at all, asying only that first aid was performed on him until paramedics arrived.
Sutton is a 29-year-old officer in his sixth year on the force and is on paid leave while the police department investigates the shooting.
"We want Justice. We want, I want Officer Sutton Arrested. He needs to be in jail right now just like any other person would who would shoot a person. I don't care if he was an officer." -Kira Davis/Niece
Some members of the community are speaking out on behalf of Davis,
"I'm calling on a civil protest showing solidarity for Sammie Davis Junior aka Junebug" -Irving Martinez/Concerned Citizen
The protest is planned for 1pm Friday afternoon at Rosa Parks Square in front of City Hall some members of Davis' family do plan to attend.
Davis' funeral is planned for saturday at Bentley and Sons Funeral Home