Family Outraged That Police Killed Murder Suspect Pointing Gun At Cops

Officers fatally shot a murder suspect after he pointed a BB gun at police who came to arrest him.

Savannah, GA – A murder suspect was fatally shot by police early Tuesday, after the man pointed a BB pistol at officers when they came to arrest him.

Ricky Boyd, 20, was pronounced dead at a local hospital, the New York Post reported.

Savannah-Chatham County Police Department (SCCPD) Sergeant Sean Wilson was treated for gunshot wounds and was released from the hospital.

Boyd was the suspect in the Jan. 21 homicide of 24-year-old Balil Whitfield, who was found shot to death inside a vehicle, WTOC reported.

Police and federal marshals went to serve an arrest warrant at Boyd’s Savannah residence at approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, and instructed everyone to exit the home, the New York Post reported.

But when Boyd stepped out, he was armed with what appeared to be a handgun. He refused to comply with officers’ directives, and raised the weapon.

Officers opened fire on the man, who was shot several times.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) handled the scene, and determined that Boyd had actually been in possession of a “BB air gun” that was powered by carbon dioxide.

“The officer did suffer gunshot wounds as well as other possible injuries,” GBI agent Bill Bodrey said.

Investigators are still working to determine whether Sgt. Wilson was hit by another officers’ gunfire, he explained.

SCCPD officials initially said that officers returned fire after Boyd shot at them. The GBI continues to investigate the incident.

"All I wanna know is why they came here and gunned my f*****g son down,” Boyd’s mother, Jameillah Smiley told WTOC. “They could have shot him in the leg. They could have tased him or something, but why shoot to kill?"

His grandmother, Mattie Smiley Wallace argued that Boyd didn’t kill Whitfield, WSAV reported.

“I want truth. Don’t lie about my grandson. I want truth,” Wallace said. “I don’t want no battle or none of that. I want to know who killed – who truly killed – that young man. Dig a little harder because it wasn’t my grandson.”

Wallace told WSAV that her family is still trying to understand how the situation between Boyd and the arresting officers escalated so quickly, although she and Smiley neglected to mention the lookalike handgun Boyd pointed at officers during the incident.

”Seeing him on the ground still shooting and shooting on him and at him while he’s on the ground. I’m steady telling them stop, stop he’s on the ground,” Wallace said. “My grandchildren telling them to stop–you think they stopped?”

"They killed him in front of his brothers and sisters, 10, 12, 14, and 17 years old. They killed my son in front of his family," Smiley told WTOC. "Why shoot and kill my child? 20-years-old. Shoot and kill my child like he was a dog.”

He could not have committed MURDER! Known fact, don't commit crimes don't worry about the Police. Where is his families concern for the Man he MURDERED?

Poor ignorant black people. Can't understand the simple concept of underwear and can't understand the concept of "point a weapon at a Policeman and he will SHOOT you". It is truly the modern day "black plague".

Anyone ever see the movie "Idiocracy?" Life is imitating art

According to the mom's coat, her son should have went surfing

My baby du nuffin again

Ha ha ha ha haaaaaaa. Police: 1. Thug: 0

If this happened "right in front" of the family, there is no excuse for her false claims and denial other than media attention and hope for a pay out. Might be a good time to inform the siblings to keep their pants up and hands empty if they want to live.

The preschool and kindergarten ' cap and gown' photos are a nice ghetto touch !

@idiotseverywhere cool story. Care to comment on all the non-black violence against cops lately? "White Plague" doesn't have a solid ring to it though, you'll have to come up with something more catchy.

Stupid people shouldn't breed.

Why don't you try to stay on topic (READ). Policemen will just as quickly shoot a white person with a gun as a black. The point is, more ignorant blacks (percentage wise) pull weapons on the Police and thankfully get shot for it. You can't argue this, although a typical mentally ill liberal (such as yourself) will try. Uh, why don't they shoot him in the arm? DUH! They should shoot them in the crotch so they can't breed more ignorant fools.

@idiotseverywhere I'm not liberal, clown. And I gotcha on staying in topic. The next time a white shoots a cop, I'll be sure to tag you there to hear your thoughts.

Something tells me I won't have to wait too long.

If you're not a liberal, then stop acting like one (although I still think you are). I'm not talking about color shooting Police. I'm talking about Police shooting people WITH weapons. The ignorant blacks complain when they are shot (99% of the time justified). Is your other name Ronald? I would shoot you if you pulled a weapon on me and I don't even know your race (I have a pretty good idea).

@idiotseverywhere first off, you wouldn't shoot me because we will never cross paths, and I don't plan on going to East Jesus, Oklahoma to meet up with you. Second, you're definitely talking about color. Don't play dumber than you are.

I also have a pretty solid idea of your race and age too, Herbert.

It's better than living in Pedophile, atheist New York like you do. Like most liberals, when you no longer have an intelligent argument you attack by name calling and insults. Don't answer me anymore. You DON'T read, you skim to get just what you want to. I don't have time to suffer fools. You now bore me greatly. Get off here and go to myspace. I don't have time to talk to 5 year olds. Get back on here when you've grown up. And BELIEVE me, I would never need a weapon to confront someone like you. I know you won't listen, but quit bothering me. You're a victim and that will never change. Now go ahead and answer because you can't help yourself, child!

Moral of the story: Don't commit a crime (especially murder) and don't point a weapon of ANY kind at the police.

My poor little innocent baby never did anything wrong and they just came in and murdered him for no reason ... take a knee

For some reason (could it be stupidity), blacks have a lot of trouble with this concept. It seems that the lowest idiot would finally realized......"pull a weapon on the Police and they will shoot you". No, the concept is way above their level of intelligence. Similar to their total lack of the concept of "simple UNDERwear".

I especially love the respect she had for her "son"....."All I wanna know is why they came here and gunned my f*g son down". Thanks Ma! Shows you she knows exactly what her son was worth to society.


How sad that there are still people that damn stupid !!