Family Of College Student Shot 76 Times By Police Still Doesn’t Know Why A Year Later

On August 5, 2016, US Marshals came to the Georgia home of Jamarion Robinson’s girlfriend. Robinson was suspected of opening fire on a police officer a week prior. When the Marshals left the home where Robinson, a Tuskegee University Biology student was staying, he had been shot 76 times by cops.

Authorities said Robinson began shooting at the police after they approached the home at Parkside at Creek Camp apartment complex, according to WSB-TV. A different account by Fox 5 Atlanta reports that authorities said Robinson had a gun in his hand, but didn’t mention anything about Robinson opening fire. In a Facebook video of the incident that was released to WSB-TV Atlanta, you can hear cops tell Robinson to drop his gun before entering the house.

The witness who recorded the Facebook video told WSB that a dozen patrol cars were outside of the residence. What the witness doesn’t know is whether the shooting originated on Robinson’s end or the cops.

“I guess they returned fire because there was a lot of firepower going on through the door,” he told the station. “Outside. I don’t know. Through windows. I don’t know what they were shooting towards or if that was just simply him shooting.”

In an interview following the shooting Robinson’s grandmother, Beverly Nixon, told the outlet that her grandson was bipolar and schizophrenic.

“He told me last night that he was seeing things and he heard things,” Nixon said of the night prior to the shooting. “He kept saying something was trying to kill him.”

A year later and the family still doesn’t know what warranted his brutal death. The Robinson and Nixon families told Fox 5 Atlanta they believe he was only sought out by cops because he was mistaken for someone else.

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