ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — The mother of a man who was shot and killed by St. Paul police is speaking out.

Police say officers were dispatched to a home on the 700 block of East 6th Street early Wednesday morning on a report of a domestic violence. When they arrived, officers found Cordale Handy of Illinois in the street.

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says two officers shot the 29-year-old after repeated calls to drop a gun. Handy later died. Handy’s mother says the officers involved were using quote, “unnecessary force.”

“How many lives is it gonna take? How many young African-American men have to die? How many? My child didn’t deserve to die no more than Philando Castile, Travon Martin… He should be here,” Kim Handy Jones said.

Comments (3)
  1. maybe if your kid wasn’t running around with a gun he would still be alive

  2. Gary Howie says:

    Whether the gun is loaded or not, the police do not know that. You will die if you do not listen.

  3. The question should be, “when is the black community going to take responsibility for their children and teach them not to challenge authority, rather than blame after the fact?” It is sad, but until something changes, unfortunately, young black men will continue to die because they refused to listen to commands. Blaming the police is not the answer. They had contact for only a few moments in this man’s life. There were years of opportunity to teach him, what happened? Look for answers not blame.

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