A police officer was not in harm's way when he fired the first shot at a Pace University football player who was killed by police, an attorney for the athlete's family said Friday.
Danroy “D.J.” Henry of Easton, Mass., was shot in his car by police who were responding to a disturbance outside a Thornwood, N.Y., bar on Oct. 17.
Police have said Henry drove away and hit two officers. But passengers said Henry was moving his car out of the fire lane and wasn’t a threat to police.
Attorney Michael Sussman said a ballistics expert he hired determined shots were fired by someone not in the path of the vehicle.
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About 1,700 people filled a Boston ballroom for a memorial service on the day Henry was to turn 21.
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