ORLANDO, Fla. - The mother of a teenager who was shot and killed by Orlando police officers spoke out at a protest to demand justice Saturday evening.
Tanjila Lippett joined several family members and friends of her son, 19-year-old Karvis Gamble, at a protest outside of Orlando Police Department headquarters Saturday evening. The protesters said they won't give up until someone is charged in the shooting death of Gamble.
"They need to go to jail, they need to be held accountable for what they did," Lippett said.
Orlando police officers fatally shot Gamble and injured Cordaryl Wilson in January during a drug investigation at a residential building on Arlington Street. Investigators said officers opened fire after one man reached for a gun inside and another appeared to reach for his waistband.
The officers who shot Gamble and Wilson have already been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing. Earlier in September, an Orange County grand jury recommended the police department make major changes following the shooting.
"I want the police to be accountable for killing and shooting my son," Lippett said.
Officials said police found a small amount of drugs and three guns in the building where the men were shot. Two of the guns had been reported stolen.