A mother and father want answers to why their son was shot and killed by Cleveland Police, even though they know he was robbing a corner grocery store. Still, his parents are now asking, when was the death penalty a sentence for breaking and entering?
Clarence Jones says his 18-year-old son's choice to rob the store was clearly wrong.
"I would like to apologize to the store that he broke into. If my son was here today, I know my son would apologize to that man for what he did," said Jones.
Brandon's father is speaking publicly for the first time to 19 Action News investigative reporter Scott Taylor, and says so far he and his wife, Tanya Brown, haven't received any answers from the city.
"Give me some answers, man. Get these people right. The people you got protecting the city -- they are too aggressive," Jones said, addressing Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.
Taylor tracked down the witness at the scene who called 911. She says Cleveland Police never should have shot Brandon.