FAMILY HIRES ATTORNEY TO LOOK INTO PICKENS COUNTY MAN’S DEATH
The family of a Pickens County man who was shot and killed by law enforcement is desperately searching for answers.
Wallace Wilder, 62, was shot and killed by law enforcement at his Grandview Gardens apartment in Gordo back on Aug. 28. The family, who has hired an attorney, said Wallace had a documented history of mental illness.
“Right now, we still have more questions than we do answers in terms of exactly what happened surrounding the shooting,” said Richard Rice, Wilder’s family attorney. “I know that there’s a long history between Mr. Wilder and some of the officers. I know the sheriff in particular who was involved.”
Rice said there has been a lot of speculation about what really happened on that tragic day.
“I’m fairly certain it took place inside his residence and I’m not sure all the shooters involved are actually deputies or police officers,” he said.
Rice said before the family decides to file a lawsuit, they will meet with investigators this week to see if they get the answers they need. The State Bureau of Investigation has taken over the case.