PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. (CBS 2/AP) — As new details emerge in his controversial death, family, friends and teammates of the Pace University student fatally shot by police are gathering in Boston to remember his life and legacy.
Childhood pictures of Danroy “D.J.” Henry of Easton flashed on a screen as friends, family and Pace students filled about 1,700 seats in a ballroom at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on what would have been his 21st birthday.
Henry was shot outside a Thornwood, N.Y. bar on Oct. 17. Police have said Henry sped away and hit two officers after a policeman knocked on his window.
A leaked autopsy report shows that Henry was legally drunk, though police have not confirmed this.
“At the end of the day, the central question to us is, does that justify killing our son? Our son is dead,” said the victim’s father, Danroy Henry, Sr. “Is this information alone enough to justify that? We still fundamentally believe that it isn’t.”
Witnesses have said Henry was simply trying to move his car out of a fire lane and was no threat.