A woman seeking urgent medical attention for her boyfriend says the 911 call she placed resulted in officers entering the couple's Georgia home and shooting the man dead.
On the way they were informed that the suspect had "become combative" and "damaged items in the home."
According to Tanner, officers arrived on Reed St. to find Jack Lamar Roberson, 43, "aggressively armed with two items used as weapons."
The official report claims Roberson refused to heed the officers' orders to drop the "weapons," and was fired upon after advancing on the officers with one of the "weapons" raised "in a threatening manner."
Roberson's girlfriend and mother, who witnessed the shooting, are vehemently disputing the report, saying Roberson never threatened officers and had nothing in his hands at the time of his fatal shooting.
"He didn't have nothing in his hands at any time or period at all before they came, any time while they were here, anything," said Alicia Herron, Roberson's significant other and the mother of his eight-year-old daughter Zelphia.
"They just came in and shot him," she continued. "He didn't say nothing, the police didn't say nothing, anything, it was like a silent movie. You couldn't hear anything, all you could hear were the gun shots go off and I seen them going into his body and he just fell down."
Herron acknowledged that Roberson knocked over a TV, but said he did so by accident.
Herron showed the Times-Union the two sharpest knives they had in the house, and noted that they were not being used as evidence in the case.
Meanwhile, Tanner told reporters to forward any additional questions to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.