Police Victim Was ‘Designated Driver,’ Sen. Brown Says

BOSTON — U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is demanding an official probe into the shooting death of a college student from Massachusetts who was shot and killed by police in New York during the weekend.

Danroy “D.J.” Henry, 20, of Easton, Mass., was shot by police who were called to the scene of a bar fight at a Westchester County strip mall in Thornwood, N.Y. Witnesses at the scene and in Henry’s car said they were not part of the brawl. They said Henry was trying to comply with a police order to move his car out of a fire lane when officers shot him.

Brown said on WEEI-AM’s Dennis and Callahan show that Henry was the “designated driver” and was at the Thornwood bar to pick up his friends.

He swung around to pick up some people. Apparently, he had the big stereo system with the woofers, and he was parked in the fire lane. When the officer apparently knocked on his window, he took off, thinking that they wanted him to move, apparently,” Brown said.

The senator said Henry was a “good kid” with no record.  Continue…

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