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911 calls released in Leonia police shooting
LEONIA, N.J. (WABC) -- Dramatic 911 calls have been released of a fatal police shooting in New Jersey.
Attorneys for the family of the man who was killed say the calls prove Rickey McFadden did not pose a threat during a robbery.
Dispatcher: He's walking?
Caller: A black male. He's holding a butter knife. He's wearing a blue shirt.
Officer: Any weapons?
Dispatcher: A knife.
Officer: A knife. He has a butter knife.
Caller: I saw the whole thing. The manager did not seem to care too much. But I saw the knife come out and he said to the guy, you think I'm playing or whatever. Your man has a gun on him right now.
Lawyers say the tape proves the manager was not in danger from McFadden when he held up a pharmacy last month in Leonia armed with a butter knife.
McFadden died when cops shot him 17 times.
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