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 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.
Sheriff Ric Bradshaw insisted on Friday that it was Seth Adams, 24, who attacked his deputy Michael Custer, forcing the deputy to fire shots.
At the vigil for Adams on Sunday, many who gathered disagreed with the account and said they cannot image a person like Adams threatening a deputy.
Family and friends said they are hoping the turnout of hundreds of people at the vigil sends a message about how many people care.
"A senseless tragedy like this cannot not only go unrecognized, but it's unjust. There has to be an answer for it," said Tim Bumgardner, a family pastor and friend.
Many people at the vigil for Adams are calling for more information in the shooting and want a fair investigation. Some have even started an online petition at Change.org.
The state attorney will decide if the shooting was justified.
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.
Deputy involved in shooting identified.
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.