Mother of man killed by Tempe PD speaks out

The mother of a young man shot and killed by police is calling for an outside investigation and is making serious allegations against Tempe Police.
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The mother of a young man shot and killed by police is calling for an outside investigation and is making serious allegations against Tempe Police.
 
The whole shooting started as an armed robbery call at a Walgreens near Rural and Guadalupe Roads.
 
Police say 19-year-old Dalvin Hollins robbed the store and told the clerk he had a gun. When police tried to arrest him, Hollins took off on foot, running towards a Senior Center where the police shooting happened.
 
The Lieutenant who opened fire was wearing a body camera, but it was not turned on until after the shooting. Police confirmed they did not locate a weapon. But three witnesses say they believed Hollins had a weapon when he robbed the pharmacy. Authorities also said they found a liquor narcotic that was stolen in the robbery inside the bag next to Hollins' body.

"He did not deserve that. He didn't hurt them, he didn't kill nobody. He was scared, running away from the police," said Hollins mother Sarah Coleman.

She and other community activists call for an outside investigation.

"Because we see this all the time. Everyday, and I'm tired of it. I didn't know it was going to be my son next," said Coleman.

Tempe Police say Lieutenant Edward Ouimette was the officer involved and they have spoke with federal investigators concerning the incident.

Authorities say the Lieutenant and Hollins met in the parking lot of a senior center after he fled from the Walgreens. Ouimette was yelling commands, but Hollins didn't comply.

"At which point Hollins turned towards Lt. Ouimette and pointed what Lt. Ouimette believed to be a gun. Lt. Ouimette at that point moved out of the way and fired one round striking Mr Hollins," said Lt. Mike Pooley. 
 
Ouimette fell after shooting at Hollins, by the time he got back up Hollins had fled and was found nearby by a maintenance shed. During the investigation authorities have not found any weapon.

"While a finding like this causes all of us significant concern we will continue to pursue a sound, unbiased, factual investigation," said Chief Sylvia Moir. 

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