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Ex-FAMU safety shot dead by police

Updated: September 16, 2013, 1:08 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A North Carolina police officer charged with shooting and killing an unarmed man who had apparently been in an automobile wreck was scheduled to appear in court Monday to face a voluntary manslaughter count.

Jonathan A. Ferrell, 24, a former Florida A&M University football player, was killed early Saturday.

He had sought help at a nearby house, according to a statement from Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. A woman answered the door and, when she didn't recognize ...

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