Jorevis Scruggs was shot in the back
(St. Louis Public Radio) –
…. Clergy members, activists and residents gathered Thursday to mourn the death of 15-year-old Jorevis Scruggs, who was fatally shot by police earlier this week. Police say the teen was shot after he pointed a gun at an officer who gave chase after Scruggs jumped out of a suspected stolen car.
About three dozen people gathered near the intersection of Bacon Street and St. Louis Avenue to light candles, pray and call for changes in community-police relations.
The group held hands near a laminated photo of Scruggs tacked to a utility pole as Rev. Robert Scott led a prayer. Many wiped away tears. Teddy bears, candles and “Black Lives Matter” signs surrounded the pole.
“There’s a family that has lost a son, a brother, a cousin, a nephew,” Rev. Scott said.
“I am sick and tired of going to prayer vigils for young black men and women who are being shot by police. We’re sick and tired of having to come together and deal with the same thing over and over and over and over and over here in the St. Louis region.”
Republished with permission of St. Louis Public Radio: http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/after-shooting-jorevis-scruggs-prayers-and-mourning