Surveillance Video Shows Bystanders Walking Over Dead Body in Convenience Store Entrance (Video)
Disturbing surveillance video shows the body of 24-year-old Jheryl Wright lying in the doorway of a convenience store in Kalamazoo, Michigan while customers walked by unaffected.
Wright had been gunned down at the entrance of the convenience store just minutes before what’s shown in the video, and according to reports, the store clerks didn’t even check to see if he was alive or dead. People came in and out of the store, stepped over him, and acted as if there wasn’t a dead body in front of them.
"He was a father figure, provided for his family," said Wright’s uncle Barry. "He wasn't a troublemaker. He wasn't some street-type thug. I can't say a bad thing about him."
During Wright’s trial, prosecutors released the surveillance video to help convict the shooting suspect. Wright’s mother Jackel says she is disturbed after watching the video of people ignoring her son.
"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," said Jackel. "I just can't believe people in this world would do something like that. I can't. 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? 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."
Eventually, as it shows in the video, a man stops and calls the police to report it. Watch the disturbing surveillance video below.