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Toy drive to honor man slain by CMPD officer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Friends and family of Jonathan Ferrell, who was shot to death by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer three months ago, have organized a toy drive in Ferrell’s memory.

The drive is under way in Tallahassee, where Ferrell attended school at Florida A&M University.

According to “Justice for Jon,” a Facebook page started in his memory, the toy drive is being accompanied by a prayer ceremony and balloon release Saturday in Tallahasee. That is scheduled for 1 p.m.

Ferrell, 24, was shot to death early Sept. 14 in northeast Charlotte by Officer Randall Kerrick, 27.

Kerrick has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Toys and donations can be sent to the Chracter Center, 129 Century Park Center, Tallahassee, Fla. 32304.

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