ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Omari Thompson was killed by undercover agents from the State Attorney General’s Office on Tuesday, but his father is questioning the Attorney General’s version of what happened.
The shooting took place in the parking lot near the Big Lots on McKnight Road and police say that 31-year-old Thompson met with an undercover officer for what was an apparent drug deal.
The officers say Thompson got suspicious and started shooting and that’s when another officer returned fire and killed him.
“They pulled him out [of] the car and they put him on the ground and they half-covered his body and he was laying there for two hours,” said Thompson’s father Alvin.
Alvin Thompson said he hasn’t received much information from police on how or why it happened and he claims his son did not have a weapon.
“Not to my knowledge they never found a gun,” he said. “The only thing the morgue said my son had on him was eighty cents and a cigarette lighter.”
Authorities have released very few details about the shooting and the case has been turned over to Allegheny County Police who are conducting an independent investigation. Thompson says his son was shot eight times.
“He wasn’t like that guy that slaughtered all them people at the synagogue and they didn’t kill him, they just captured him,” he said. “It just seems like all our young men, when they do something, they got to kill them.”
Omari Thompson leaves behind a four-year-old son and we’re told his girlfriend is expecting their second child. Thompson was previously convicted for assault, robbery, and drugs, but the family says he was a changed man.
“You could have arrested him, locked him up, and put him in jail, why did you have to slaughter him like some animal?”