The Bay Area rapper family insists on the harshest punishment of the police who killed young rapper. California police said the action was justified, as the cops saw the gun in the car. When, the rapper woke up, he refused to leave the car. The incident happened on Saturday evening in a Taco Bell parking lot. Police in Vallejo, California said that 6 officers began to fire a car. As a result, Willie McCoy, 20 also known as the “Bay Area” died, NBC News reported.
"It looks like a death penalty. The cops put about 20 shots, they did not give him a chance," McCoy's cousin said.
During the past 2 years, the Vallejo Police Department has been accused of excessive use of force several times, including the incident on Saturday. The police chief said that he would cooperate with the district prosecutor's office and establish all the reasons for the rapper’s shootout and murder. He also said that death is always "terrible." Officials declined to comment on the incident and publish video from the scene. Cousin of rapper David Harrison said it was a brutal murder. He also said that the police fired at the car that was just standing in the parking lot.
"Is it legal? These six officers can kill any of us," Harrison said.
On Saturday, the police received a call from Taco Bell around 10:30 p.m., when eyewitnesses said they saw a guy with a gun. Arriving officers surrounded the car and tried to wake the guy who was holding the gun. They also used a patrol car to block the McCoy's vehicle. Waking up, the young rapper refused to leave the car and the cops were forced to start shelling.
“The officers were afraid for their safety, so they were forced to start shelling. After breaking the window, the police opened the door and tried to reanimate the guy. McCoy was declared dead at the scene,” the Vallejo Police Department said.
"The Bay Area has always been a victim of discrimination and police actions. Our family can't believe it ... I can't imagine the last minutes of his life and his feelings, when police officers opened fire. He was a good guy," said rapper cousin.
Bay Area's friends said the guy was always fun. He always said that music was his world, where he could show all emotions and thoughts.
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