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New Jersey Police Shoot Unarmed Black Man In Front Of His 9-Year-Old Sons

A Paterson, New Jersey man is in critical condition after being shot by police officers following a heated encounter with his brother.

Larry "Sincere" Bouie was reportedly traveling with his girlfriend Tasha Wade and their two young sons when their car battery died just as they approached a nearby police station on Saturday. Wade told the  Paterson Times  that Bouie then went to search for help and ran into his brother, who was selling t-shirts on a nearby street. When his brother refused his request for help, Wade claims Bouie became "emotional" and began "acting crazy." 

Wade suspected he smoked something that impacted his behavior. 

What happened next is a scene that's become all too familiar to Black communities across the country.

"We tried to call an ambulance and calm him down, but couldn’t calm him," Wade said. "Then a police [officer] came. She got out of the car, he was still acting crazy, she pulled out her gun, and she shot him.” Both Wade and Bouie's brother Gregory also noted that the female officer did not ask any questions or say anything to Bouie before opening fire. "She just ran up on him and shot him," Bouie's brother said. "She didn’t ask no questions or nothing."