Family of San Bernardino man hosts peaceful rally in hopes of answers

Rob Marquise Adams died after he was shot by an officer and then transported to a hospital on Saturday, July 16.

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Family of San Bernardino man hosts peaceful rally in hopes of answers
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The life of a 23-year-old man who was shot and killed by a San Bernardino police officer was honored at a peaceful protest Saturday morning as his family continues to seek justice.

SAN BERNARDINO (KABC) -- The life of a 23-year-old man who was shot and killed by a San Bernardino police officer was honored at a peaceful protest Saturday morning as his family continues to seek justice.

Rob Marquise Adams died after he was shot by an officer and then transported to a hospital on Saturday, July 16.

Surveillance video of the incident was released by police and has since garnered national attention and has generated questions from his family.

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His family said he wasn't carrying a gun, but several camera angles appear to disprove that claim.

During an emotional gathering Saturday, the parents of Adams along with other family members, church leaders and community members, are still questioning the officers' actions.

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"There's no one in this world that hasn't made mistakes and fallen off the beaten path, and you cannot use his record as a means to justify murder," said Adams' stepfather, Audwin King.

The Adams family is being represented by civil rights attorney Ben Crump and attorney Bradley Gage.

During a press conference earlier this week, they said they intend to file a lawsuit.

The incident remains under investigation.

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CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story reported the San Bernardino Police Chief admitted that Adams was not directly threatening officers. A statement issued by the San Bernardino Police Department stated officers briefly chased Adams but seeing that he had no outlet, they believed he intended to use the vehicles as cover to shoot them.

That above report has since been corrected. Eyewitness News regrets the error.