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Another black man in America is now a victim of police brutality, after authorities in Sanford, North Carolina shot and killed a 23-year-old Travis Faison inside his home on Wednesday afternoon.

Faison was gunned down after police entered his home with a search warrant just after 1:40 p.m. on Wednesday. At this point, not much is known about the shooting, but Faison’s family were the first ones to report that he was shot by police.

Family and friends gave ABC11 a look inside the house where the shooting occurred. They pointed out the bullet hole in back wall of the home, and loudly pointed out their suspicions of Sanford police.

“Man lying down in his own house, getting ready for work and they shot him. We want answers,” said Faison’s cousin Ty.

Later people inside the home burned Faison’s couch in the yard.

Emotions ran high when the mother of the 23-year-old rushed from Roanoke Rapids only to hear by authorities that she could not identify her son.

“What I’m saying is one of our brothers in this community got killed and a mother should be able to identify her own son,” said family friend William Johnson.

“I just want to find out what’s going on,” said Faison’s mother, Jacqueline Faison. “That’s why I drove almost three hours so I could see, make sure it’s him.”

Allegedly, it took about 5 hours for Sanford police to issue a five sentence statement about the shooting. The statement confirmed one of their officers shot and killed a man. The Sanford police have offered little information and answers to the media. Their unanswered questions have made family members and neighbors restless.

Faison’s mother is still waiting to identify her son.


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