Greenville Police say a gang-related shooting resulted in the death of and Ayden man, but his family claims it was police who might have delayed medical care that could have saved his life.
Deloris Haddock filed a complaint to the City of Greenville through the NAACP about the June 30th murder of her son in downtown Greenville. She says 21-year-old Dontae Haddock did not get medical treatment quick enough when he was shot on 4th and Evans Street and she believes it's because he was black. She says witnesses told her it took EMS 45 minutes to a hour to treat him. Interim Greenville City Manager Thom Moton says records from that night show police and EMS responded within 7 minutes and Haddock was at Vidant Medical Center in 16 minutes.
"If they were already down there, Dontae would have been saved if the police had let them go over there and help them," said Deloris Haddock.
"There are a range of emotions when you lose a loved one to contend with. It's important that individual know our officers respond and care about what they're doing and regardless of race we're going to give them the very best possible care as possible," said Moton
The NAACP and Moton met July 2nd and the family hopes the city continues to investigate any wrongdoing. Three people were charged in connection with this crime. Leonard Williams is charged with Haddock's murder.
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