Fighting for Hunter Todd’s civil rights and seeking justice for his wrongful death. Our family’s hopes and dreams were forever shattered in 30 seconds on Thursday, January 3, 2013.
It was a very heartbreaking day picking up Hunter’s truck from the tow yard. With shattered glass, comes shattered dreams. He loved that truck.
Thank you all for your kind words and support! Our family could not get through this without you. We will post more information as we can. Since the case is still under investigation, we are limited as to what we can write.
Hunter Todd was shot at five or six times (possibly as many as eight) and killed on Thursday, January 3, 2013, by multiple bullets from the gun of one inexperienced police officer in Citrus Heights, California.
At the time of this posting we do not know all the places where Hunter was struck by the officer’s bullets, except the ones that we know hit him on his throat and arm.
The City of Citrus Heights police officer, with limited experience on the force, said that he “feared for his life” and unloaded his clip on an unarmed 20-year-old, 135 pound boy. Are police officers not trained to exhaust all non-lethal options before opening fire? If the officer was scared, why didn’t he wait for back up? Several of the initial reports that were released to the media contradict each other, and our family is left wondering what happened.
Unfortunately, we may not receive the final report and autopsy for several months and can only guess at what really occurred. You can’t imagine what it is like for our family to learn about what happened to him through the news media.
It’s truly insensitive and cruel that the Citrus Heights police department can release what bits and pieces of information they want to the media to benefit them, while the family knows nothing because “the matter is still under investigation.”
What I can tell you is that just because you have a badge and carry a gun does not give you the right to be judge, jury and executioner. What happened to “you are innocent until proven guilty?” Where’s the Due Process? Hunter never had that opportunity. The hopes and dreams our family had, were forever shattered by the execution that was carried out by the police officer who shot our son.
As more information is made available, we will provide the details. Please share this information with others and check back frequently for updates.
We are so grateful for all the love and support we have received from our many friends. Hunter will not rest in peace until justice has been served.
We are creating an arena through various outlets including the web, Facebook and Twitter to present information about what happened to Hunter Todd, a 20-year-old boy from Roseville, California on Thursday, January 3, 2013, when an inexperienced police officer shot and killed him in Citrus Heights. We need your help to spread the word to uncover the truth and to make sure justice is served for Hunter.