Dozens protest deputy-involved shooting at SODO station


by ALEX ROZIER / KING 5 News and KING 5 News Staff

Posted on July 6, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 6 at 5:58 PM

SEATTLE - Dozens gathered at Seattle's SODO Train Station Sunday afternoon protesting the deputy-involved shooting that happened there last week.
"That was my little brother they took away from me," said Michelle Aguilar. "Just becuase you look Hispanic, black, white, Asian, it doesn't matter. Just because how you dress you shouldn't be judged."

Aguilar was a cousin to Oscar Perez Giron.

Perez Giron was shot and killed by police at the light rail station after he pulled a gun on them when they approached him for not paying his fare.

Sunday's group was made up of concerned citizens, anarchists, family and friends.

Friends remembered Giron as a kind hearted man.

"Anything you needed, he  was the one there. Anybody being disrespectful, he was the one that be like, hey guy calm down. Don't talk like that. Let's go outside, let's take a walk. Calm down. It's going to be all right," said Dolly Howes, friend.

The protestors want to take a look at the video from the incident as they believe the tape will tell a different story.

Sunday's protest started at the King County Sheriff’s Office and ended at the SODO Train station.
Due to the protest, trains were not stopping at the SODO station temporarily. Service resumed just before 6 p.m. Sunday.