Curtis Scott, 25, and Gary Jackson, 26, were charged with impersonating police officers on the night that 18-year-old Ervin Jefferson was killed outside of his home in Dekalb County, GA, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
The private security guards allegedly detained women at the scene of the shooting by telling them that they were officers. According to reports they were fired upon from Ervin’s residence by his step-father, Bobby Hubbard Jr., 35, was also arrested and charged with “reckless conduct and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon,” reports the AJC.
Ervin was shot by Scott — who called 911 at approximately 10:29 p.m. to say that he was being fired upon — as he approached the car containing the women who, he believed, were coming to fight his younger sister. Investigators have confirmed that is why the women were there, reports 11Alive.com.
Though Ervin’s mother, Candy Grimes, claimed that she saw her son being run over by a car after he was shot, DeKalb County Public Safety Director William Miller, says that Ervin crawled under the car after he was shot once in the chest, according to autopsy results.
Though it is unclear if Scott and Jackson are registered to carry firearms, Miller says that so far it seems as if they were within their rights to kill Ervin:
If their lives are being threatened, they have a right to respond appropriately.
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