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Jurors in Charlotte, N.C. have decided to move forward in bringing a second indictment against the cop that shot an unarmed Black man looking for help after an accident last year. Jonathan Ferrell, 24, was killed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Randall Kerrick, who was later charged with voluntary manslaughter in the case.

With just two months since the tragic death of former Florida A&M student Jonathan Ferrell, another Black person seeking help after an auto accident was shot and killed. Renisha McBride, a Detroit teenager, was shot and killed after authorities say she may have been looking for medical assistance in an outlying suburb.

An officer for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina has been arrested and charged after allegedly shooting an unarmed man, the second such case nationally this weekend. Investigators also have reason to suspect the victim may have been seeking help from police when he was gunned down.