More than a month after the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Seth Adams, his grieving family’s unanswered questions include why Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Custer did not come to his aid.
LOXAHATCHEE GROVES, Fla. -- It was an emotional night as crowds came together Sunday to say farewell to the Loxahatchee Groves man who was shot and killed by a Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy.
Investigators have said Seth Adams, 24, lunged at Sgt. Michael Custer and put his life at risk.
Family and friends tried to push beyond the shooting and remember the life of a man they said touched so many lives.
"I remember thinking on our first date, when we went out, I called my best friend and I called and said, 'I'm in love with him.' I was like 'we're going to get married,'" said Taylor Lindsten, Adams' girlfriend.
Lindsten was joined by hundreds of others who insist that Adams was a man who made his friends better people.
"If it wasn't for him, I definitely wouldn't be the man I am today. You know he was just a great person. So kind hearted," said a friend of Adams.
Sheriff Ric Bradshaw insists the life of his deputy was threatened by the actions of Adams.
Nearly everyone at the service disagreed with the account of events and many wore shirts with a link to an online petition on Change.org. Supports of the petition said they want an unbiased and fair investigation into what happened the night Adams was shot.
"We know a great injustice has been done based on the circumstances. And our tendency is as humans, an appeal for justice to be done," said a co-worker of Adams.
But for a few hours, many tried to go past what happened the night Adams was shot and worked to remember the happier times.
"Seth, we got to remember and celebrate him because Seth is in a better place even though we are the ones that hurt," said a family friend of Adams.
The family of Seth Adams did not wish to speak out at the service. A friend close to the family said they are overwhelmed by support and said it has been key to the healing process.
Sunday marked one month since the PBSO-involved shooting death of unarmed Loxahatchee Groves man Seth Adams.
New records shed light on the events and timeline of the shooting incident involving a Loxahatchee Groves man killed by an undercover Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy three weeks ago.
His body riddled with bullets fired by an undercover Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy, Seth Adams was clinging to life as he crawled across a darkened parking lot for help, an attorney representing Adams' family said.
Crowds gathered in Loxahatchee Groves Sunday to say goodbye to Seth Adams, 24, who was unarmed when he was shot and killed by a Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy.
Despite the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office insisting the deputy who shot and killed an unarmed man in Loxahatchee Groves was justified, many in the surrounding community are not buying that story.
It was an emotional Sunday night in Loxahatchee Groves as crowds gathered at the scene where an unarmed man was shot and killed by a Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy.
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Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw spoke briefly to NewsChannel 5 Friday morning on the shooting death of a 24-year-old Loxahatchee Groves man by a PBSO deputy.