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Justin Timberlake Mourns the Death of Rayshard Brooks: 'I'm Heartbroken'

Justin Timberlake Mourns the Death of Rayshard Brooks: 'I'm Heartbroken'

Justin Timberlake is reacting to the death of Rayshard Brooks.

The 39-year-old singer took to Instagram on Sunday (June 14) share how “heartbroken” he is after learning that the 27-year-old father of three was killed at the hands of police in Atlanta.

“As a dad, this photo hurts. #RayshardBrooks was a father of three girls…1, 2, and 8 years old. He should not be dead,” Justin wrote along with a photo of Rayshard in the hospital after the birth of one of his daughters. “Neither should #RiahMilton, #DominiqueFells, and #RobertFuller. This week, these four innocent people became victims of racism, violence, and intolerance. And we’re still waiting for Justice for #BreonnaTaylor. I’m heartbroken for their families and for this country.”

Rayshard was killed on Friday (June 12) after resisting arrest. Police approached Rayshard, after he had reportedly fallen asleep in his car in the drive-thru lane at a Wendy’s restaurant.

After reportedly failing a field sobriety test, the two responding officers tried to take Rayshard into custody, but he resisted. Rayshard then reportedly took one of the officer’s tasers and ran. According to an autopsy, Rayshard suffered two gunshot wounds to his back. He then died of organ injuries and blood loss during emergency surgery.

“The system needs to change… it has repeatedly shown us that Black people in America are not safe,” Justin continued. “I’ll follow up with more resources and ways to help. Continue to SAY THEIR NAMES. #BlackLivesMatter.”

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