DECATUR, GA (WXIA) – Wednesday night, dozens of protesters were camping outside of the DeKalb County Courthouse, demanding justice for Kevin Davis, on the night he would have turned 45.
Protesters pitched a tent city outside the courthouse, demanding an independent investigation into the police-involved shooting death of Kevin Davis in late December.
"We say it does not suit us that you walk into a home unannounced, and shoot a dog and shoot a man in the very same fashion," said Aurielle Lucier.
Davis was shot by a police officer while protecting his girlfriend, who had just been stabbed by their roommate.
The police investigation is continuing, but so far, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has not been called in.
The protesters say they want people going into the courthouse on Thursday morning to know that justice for the Davis family is being delayed and denied.
"He didn't' deserve what he got, and I miss him every day," said Davis' sister, Delisa Davis. "It's been over 30 days since he's been gone, but it feels like it just happened yesterday, and I just want the GBI to open up an investigation into the death of my brother because he didn't deserve it."
Among the speakers at Wednesday night's rally was Davis' niece, who said that the family has not received an apology from police, even though Davis was guilty of nothing more than being a hero.
"Since the police officer or any other higher authority will not step down from their position to apologize, I will," she said. "I'm sorry for what they did to you. You did not deserve it. You are a good man, and I just want to say happy birthday."