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NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (CNN) -- As fireworks exploded over the Big Easy on New Year's Eve, 22-year-old Adolph Grimes III pulled up to his grandmother's home near the French Quarter after a five-hour drive from Houston, Texas.
Grimes, who relocated to Texas with his fiancée, Shae Whitfield, after Hurricane Katrina, couldn't wait to get home with their 17-month-old son, Chris, and ring in the new year with friends and family.
"He made it at 12 o'clock exact, with a second to spare," said his father, Adolph Grimes Jr.
Three hours later, Grimes lay dying on the sidewalk half a block from his grandmother's front door, with fireworks giving way to the hue of flashing police lights.
The Orleans Parish coroner said Grimes was shot 14 times, including 12 times in the back.
Grimes had just walked out of the house and was in a car waiting for his cousin, according to family members, when nine plainclothes officers -- part of an undercover narcotics task force driving around New Orleans on New Year's Eve -- surrounded Grimes' vehicle.
"I just think it was some bad officers who were out there and imposing their will on the community," Jenkins said.
Jenkins also said that 48 bullet casings were found at the shooting scene. Police won't confirm or deny that number, but Riley defended his officers' actions.
''We train our officers to fire when fired upon. We train them to fire more than one shot,'' he said.
But the shooting doesn't make sense, relatives said, describing Grimes as a young man who was a loving father with a good job and no history of being in trouble.
His grieving mother and father said they won't be silenced and are not worried about a code of silence among officers, the so-called "blue wall."
"The walls are going to come down. Just like the walls of Jericho came down," Grimes' father said, trying to fight back tears
Originally posted by Elijio
Was he a Nubian?
The cops will get off btw, the law's different for nubians, nothing any judge can do lol.