Vigil held for man killed in confrontation with law enforcement

Jermaine Claybrooks was killed last week

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - A vigil was held Monday night for Jermaine Claybrooks, the 32 year old man who died in a confrontation with law enforcement last week.

Authorities say Claybrook was the target of a drug investigation when he was approached by drug task force officers at 19th Place and Stark Street in Milwaukee. He was shot and killed when they said he showed a gun.

His sister, Whitney McCants, was among the three dozen people who showed up at Monday's vigil, held at the scene of the shooting.

"I really don't know anything,” McCants said. “That's what hurts the most, the way he died. He just wasn't that type of person. If they would have did a normal traffic stop he would have stopped, period.”

Witnesses have told the family authorities used the PIT maneuver to stop Claybrooks' car by force.

The Milwaukee County Suburban Investigation team is now looking into the shooting. The group is headed up by the Wauwatosa Police Department. Its spokesperson told TODAY'S TMJ4 the group doesn’t expect to release any further information until the case is handed over to the district attorney's office and reviewed.

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