Eddie Russell Jr., 25, was shot and killed on Sept. 20 after a standoff with officers at his home following a bank robbery, police said in a statement.
Authorities said the suspect – who police identified as Russell based on surveillance footage – fled the scene westbound into a residential area after the incident.
Officers then arrived at his home in the 2800 block of West Sheffield Drive, according to police, at which point they “Attempted to contact Russell for over two hours.” The singer also said police used Russell’s mother to draw him out of the house during the standoff.
Police said in their initial statement that officers “Attempted to contact the suspect for over two hours utilizing a bullhorn, phone calls, as well as opening the front door and having a family member attempt to contact,” but did not give further details on negotiation efforts.
T-Boz made several other claims about the shooting in a lengthy Instagram post, saying that Russell was shot with an AR-15, that none of the officers were wearing body cameras, and that Russell’s body was on the ground for eight to 10 hours while police incorrectly told his family members that he had been taken to an area.
Now the question is did he have a gun? You tell me because I've never seen a gun like that before pic.twitter.com/Q8Y045RnFN
— Tionne T-Boz Watkins (@TheRealTBOZ) September 24, 2017