Friday, October 24, 2014

Woman: Police Killed My Boyfriend For No Reason At Drivers License Checkpoint

Warrior police cruiser
Warrior police cruiser

The girlfriend of a man shot and killed Friday by police in Warrior, Alabama is speaking out.

“It’s a bunch of bulls***,” Arealle Funches said. “My boyfriend’s life got taken away for no reason. My baby is only a year old. She will never know her father.”
Boyfriend Adam Madison was riding with Funches and their one-year-old daughter when officers stopped them during a driver’s license checkpoint on Warrior-Trafford Road near Star View Lane.
Funches, who was driving the car says officers cleared her after checking her information but told Madison to get out of the car because he didn’t have an ID. Funches says Madison got out of the car and an officer put him inside a patrol car.
Funches says as Madison was getting out of the vehicle, the men were scuffling. “My boyfriend started to run and he tazed him,” she said. “The officer chased [Madison] into a wooded area. [I] heard two gunshots. I wanted to cry. My baby even started crying.”
“As a community, the city government and police department, is deeply saddened by this event,” said Warrior police Sgt. Corey Archer. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of this individual as well as to our officer who was involved and his family.”