Family of man shot at by police calls for arrest of clerk, boycott of store

New Haven

Protesters are still demanding justice after two police officers fired at an unarmed couple more than two weeks ago.

On Wednesday, the uncle of the man shot at by Hamden and Yale police said he wanted the gas station clerk who called 911 on his nephew arrested.

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The clerk told a 911 operator that Paul Witherspoon had a gun and tried to rob a delivery man, but it appears Witherspoon was unarmed. 

“Just like he said, ‘help, help, uh, somebody got a gun,’ I like to say, ‘help, help to the community, uh, let’s put this guy out of business,'” Rodney Williams said. “We’re focusing on the officers, but there was a domino effect. The first domino that fell was right here.”

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Law enforcement sources told News 8’s Mario Boone that they have no plans to charge the store clerk.

Once the final investigation is finished, that could change. 

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