The 67-year-old demanded to know why officers had shot his son, whom he described as a ‘lovely lad who wouldn’t hurt a fly’.Oh, really?
‘They went to his flat, they shot him, but they won’t say where, or how... They said he had a gun but he never had a gun in his life. The only thing he had was an air pistol that he shot pigeons at his balcony with … because they kept him awake at night.’Clearly not the actions of a rational man, though. As is refusing to put the weapon down when armed police come calling...
His step-mother Mary Fox, 63, added: ‘James was a lovely lad … He shouldn’t have been killed by the police; the police can shoot people without killing them.’Ah, perhaps they should have shot the gun out of his hand, eh?
Mr Fox said his grammar school-educated son, who leaves a teenage daughter, changed after his younger brother Adam died eight years ago, adding: ‘James went downhill from there and became depressed and started drinking.’Suicide by cop. Open and shut, no riots, move on.