COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The father of a man accused of shooting a Columbus police officer spoke with NBC4 about his frustrations concerning his son, Shawn Toney Junior.
Toney Junior’s bond was set at 2 million dollars because prosecutors find him to be a danger to the community, and a flight risk. His father disagrees.
“You know right now I’m kind of bothered,” said Toney Sr. “Two million dollars flight risk. He ain’t going nowhere.”
This came after police charged Toney Jr. with shooting narcotics tactical officer, Patrick Shrodes, in the hip as they raided the apartment he was inside.
Toney Sr. said he does not approve of what his son did and would never want that to happen to any officer.
“I’d like to really say I’m sorry to the cop and his family for what did happen because I wouldn’t want that to happen if one of my family members was a cop.”
Toney Senior still voiced his disapproval of the tactical officers inside the courtroom He said they never identified themselves when they entered the home.
We spoke with a Columbus Police sergeant on the phone and he said it is true.
Tactical officers entered the home on South Burgess Avenue and did a “no knock” entry. He says that entry tactic is used when they feel extreme danger is present, but once they are inside the home they do identify themselves.
The raid resulted in police finding heroin, a scale, and needles among other things according to the search warrant.
Toney Senior explained his son thought someone was breaking into the apartment.
“That’s anyone in any neighborhood no matter if it’s good or bad, shoot first ask questions later,” said Toney Sr. “That’s the life we grew up in because of what’s going on in the world. People are getting killed, people are getting robbed, people are getting shot.”
He admitted that his son was wrong, but doesn’t like the tactics police used.
“I’m sorry for the cop, but they know what they did. They know they came in there and they came in there the wrong way. I felt like they didn’t do the proper procedure.”