Elwood Edwards, 22, was shot in the chest and killed around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at Oceanside Boulevard and Temple Heights Dr., near Temple Heights Elementary School. Read the full story at NBCSanDiego.com.
Just google Elwood Edwards and Oceanside, where he was shot, to find a list of articles. The problem I have with this coverage is they make Elwood sound like a monster. It wasn’t right what he did, but he only had a stick. And it was one he found in a truck; he did not seem to be previously armed. I respect the police and what they do, but they could have shot him in the leg, outnumbered him and hit him with their clubs, tasered him. It seems like there were lots of possibilities besides shooting him in the chest. When I asked his friends at the 818 Session, where he danced, about Elwood, they said this was a man who carried around a bible, krumped at the 818 and was known to be encouraging. His actions on May 20 surprised people, and did not seem like typical behavior. He was a human being and that is completely left out of all of the coverage. In one story, the reporter cared more about a woman’s car than about Elwood.
The latest story reads, Witnesses shocked by fatal shooting by deputy. Read full story at NCTimes.com.
Elwood’s Funeral Service will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at the Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery located at 22601 Lassen Street, Chatsworth.