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Shooting victim's body ignored by convenience store customers in disturbing video

"When they told me people were still coming in that gas station, stepping over my child in the doorway, I couldn't believe it; I couldn't believe it," says victim's mother.
By Evan Bleier   |   Dec. 30, 2013 at 3:35 PM   |   Comments

Dec. 30 (UPI) -- In order to help convict a shooting suspect, Michigan prosecutors revealed a disturbing surveillance video showing people ignoring the dead body of 31-year-old victim Jheryl Wright in the doorway of a convenience store in Kalamazoo.

In the video, multiple people look at Wright’s body and ignore it completely. People are continuously stepping over Wright and continuing on with their business in the store as if they didn’t notice him.

Jheryl's mother, Jackel Wright, found out about the video although she hasn’t been able to watch it quite yet.

"When they told me people were still coming in that gas station, stepping over my child in the doorway, I couldn't believe it; I couldn't believe it," she said. "I just can't believe people in this world would do something like that. I can't."

Jackel doesn’t understand how no one bothered to try to help her son.

"How can you step over someone lying in the doorway and not help; how would they feel if that was one of their loved ones sitting there," she said. "I hope God have mercy on your soul because you was wrong, sitting there and not helping my son, like he was just a doormat; walking over him, laying there dead. I hope y'all can't sleep at night because that was awful. Just plain awful."


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