Dad of Pace shooting victim responds to cop's comments

FILE- This file handout photo from Pace University shows Danroy Henry, 20, a student and football player at Pace University's Pleasantville campus who was shot and killed by local police . ((AP Photo/Pace University,Handout))

December 2, 2010 4:19:58 AM PST
D.J. Henry's father says he does not understand why a police officer opened fire on his son, a Pace University student.

"It just doesn't add up," said Danroy Henry, Sr., the victim's father.

Danroy Henry, Sr., marked-off 60 feet in front of his home in the Boston suburbs on Tuesday.

He's struggling to understand why a Pleasantville police officer had to open-fire on his son.

Officer Aaron Hess claims he shouted, "Stop the car!" as D.J. Henry started to drive toward him from 50 feet away.

That he ended-up on the hood of the car, and had no choice but to shoot D.J.

"Based on the manner in which he was driving, it was clear to Aaron Hess that he had no intention of stopping and that it was a threat to his life and the lives of everyone in his path," said his attorney, "He had no other alternative to stop the threat."

The quotes appeared in the Journal News of Westchester, six weeks after D.J. Henry was shot to death.

His passengers have insisted that the Pace University football star was simply obeying police commands to move his car, and that the officers misunderstood what he was doing and overreacted.

Henry was shot and killed after a fight outside a bar in Pleasantville on October 17.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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