03/05/2011 11:02 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Roger Christopher Williams Shooting: Family Want Answers From The LAPD

SOUTH L.A. (KTLA) -- Family members of Roger Williams are questioning if deadly force was necessary after Williams was shot and killed by police officers Thursday night.

Officers were stopping a pedestrian at the intersection of Raymond Avenue and Florence Avenue around 11 p.m. when Williams, 41, pulled his car over and brandished a handgun.

Officers said that Williams waved the gun at them, placed it on the top of his car, and began yelling obscenities at them.

Officers shot at Williams after they saw him reach for his waistband.

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