A 28-year-old father of two was shot and killed by police early Saturday morning in Jersey City, police said.
"The dude tried to run from them. They shot him down," said one witness, who asked not to be identified. "He didn't threaten them, shoot at them, nothing. They shot him."
Prosecutor Edward DeFazio says Kittrell pointed a 9 mm semi-automatic with an expanded magazine -- which is illegal in New Jersey -- at Officer Louis Mecka. Kittrell never fired it.
He was a lifelong resident of Jersey City, and family members say he was "never confrontational."
"If drama was on his right, he went to the left," said his aunt, Tamara Kittrell.