Speaking on behalf of his daughter, Bryant's niece, he said: 'This may have just been another black man dying in controversial circumstances but to us he was just another son, brother, father and uncle.'And armed robber.
'Throughout Shane's life there were times where he was misunderstood.'Like when he dragged a female member of staff away from the counter at the Co-op store and forced them to open the safe?
'He was an energetic, upbeat, imaginative and creative individual.'Does it take a lot of creativity to rob a Co-op then?
'It is very hard for us to understand why Shane got involved in the crime at the Co-op at the time of his death.'Because he was criminal scum.
'As a family, there was no doubt in our mind that Shane should have been arrested for his crime, he should have ended up in prison for his crime, but he should not have ended up in a coffin.'That was his choice.