Thursday, September 4, 2008

R.I.P. Chris Hunter (1984-2006)



It's been two years since my boy Chris' passing. Still very unfortunate and devastating till this day. Here's an excerpt from his memorial page on myspace:

Los Angeles Times... what happen to Chris Hunter Officers Kill Man in Santa Monica Police say he was armed; his father questions that. It's the third fatal shooting involving law enforcement in two days in the L.A. area. By Marla Cone and Carla Rivera, Times Staff Writers September 5, 2006 Santa Monica police shot and killed a 21-year-old man early Monday near a nightclub after he fled from officers and then turned toward them while reportedly carrying a handgun, police said. It was the third fatal officer-involved shooting in Los Angeles County over the Labor Day holiday. Shortly after midnight, Santa Monica officers were sent to Club Twenty Twenty at 2020 Wilshire Blvd. to deal with complaints of a "large fight," said Lt. Frank Fabrega. When they arrived, Fabrega said, a witness told them that a man was armed with a handgun, and when the officers tried to detain the man, he fled on foot. The officers chased the man, identified by the county coroner's office as Christopher Lamont Hunter of Los Angeles, and when he began to turn toward them, they could see he was carrying a handgun, Fabrega said. "Officers, fearing for their safety, shot the suspect," he said. A gun was found nearby, he said. Paramedics pronounced Hunter dead at the scene. Hunter's father, Milton, said he went to the scene Monday morning and witnesses told him that his son raised his hands before being shot and that they did not see a gun in his son's hands. He said his son was on probation for breaking into a car but would not have confronted police. "When he saw trouble, he started getting out," Milton Hunter said. "He didn't hang around." The Los Angeles County district attorney's office is investigating, said spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons. She declined comment on the investigation. Police officials did not name the officers involved in the incident. An autopsy was expected to be conducted Monday...

Rest In Peace Chris Hunter, gone but never forgotten.

3 comments:

godsbutterfly87 said...

Thank you for keeping the memory of my big brother alive. I came across this page while on the internet. From time to time, I search the net to find articles and things being said about what happened that night. I can't find truth in what the officers and media are reporting because I know my brother in a different light. But, it makes me so happy to know that there are people like you who love my brother just as much as I do. You're right that he's gone, but he'll never ever ever be forgotten. I love you Chris!

God bless you Lawrence and hopefully, your dreams of making it in the industry are a part of your near future.

godsbutterfly87 said...

Ooops. I misspelled your name Laurence! Got it right now, lol.

L The Hustla said...

Chris was my boy back in high school so it's only right that I post something in memory of him. Thanks alot for wishing me luck, I really appreciate it. I wish the best for u and ur family.