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Family and friends march for answers in Demarcus Semer case

Posted at 8:37 AM, Jul 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-11 04:38:51-04

Family and friends marched to a nearby Fort Pierce Police Substation just blocks away from where Demarcus Semer was shot and killed by two police officers.

"We going to keep doing what we do."

The point of the rally was demanding answers. Demarcus Semer's mother Latrecia Middleton has waited more than two months.

"I just got answers. I want to know why he's dead," says MIddleton.

In April Semer was shot and killed while fleeing a traffic stop. Investigators say he ran over one officers leg before he was fatally shot.

Fast forward to July and Middleton says she has nothing, not even an autopsy report.

"This hurts us. I'm missing a chunk out my side. That's my son, I can't have another. I can never have another Demarcus."

Today's gathering comes after a week of violence.

"Most definitely want justice."

The former football star on their minds as they march their neighborhood streets. Wondering why he's not there among them still.

"It hurts. He should have picked out my casket. Not me picking out his."