Police turn officer-involved shooting evidence over to state investigators

by: Mark Becker Updated:

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

Reedy Creek Pool Drive is still tattooed with day-glo orange paint showing where three patrol cars were and where the fatal shots were fired that killed Jonathan Ferrell early Saturday morning.

A source who was at the scene that night helped reconstruct roughly what happened and where.

Patrol car 733 was in front, car 28 directly behind it and car 220 which we're told was parked on the left side of the drive, alongside car 28 -- which is the car driven by officer Randall Kerrick, who police say fired the fatal shots.

Car 220 was also the car, sources say with the dash camera that was pointed forward at a slight angle and able to see Ferrell as he walked, then ran toward officers.

Ferrell disappeared from the camera's view, and at a jog it would have taken him only three to four seconds to reach the place where he was shot.

Orange and red paint mark the spot where he fell, in a shallow ditch along the road. Bright circles on the grass show where police may have collected critical evidence, such as shell casings.

Police are turning all of that evidence over to state investigators who are taking over the case.

Prosecutors cannot say how long the investigation will take, but that it is likely to delay Kerrick's next court date, now set for Oct. 7.