On Thursday afternoon, around 3pm, a man was shot to death by a Lakewood Swat Team. According to reports, the man was unarmed and had his hands up when he was shot to death on the balcony of an apartment complex near Wadsworth and Mansfield Avenue. The murder victim was suspected in a gas station robbery. 7news reports that a news camera caught what sounded like more than a dozen shots in about five seconds. A witnessed stated that “I was watching right there on the balcony when the SWAT team moved in on him. They found the suspect, they told him to get his hands out of his pocket and then as soon as he got as he got his hands out of his pocket, he put his hands up (and) they shot him.” The mans name has not yet been released. We can assume that he will be vilified and the murderous officers will be cleared of any wrong doing. Our deepest condolences to the family.