MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The family of the man fatally shot by a Milwaukee police officer one week ago returns to the scene of that tragic incident. Family members of Dontre Hamilton gathered at Red Arrow Park in downtown Milwaukee to do more than remember their loved one.
"“We been patient. We been modest trying to do the best we can to keep our composure in this matter. But at this point, we are furious," said Nathaniel Hamilton, Dontre's brother.
Milwaukee police say an officer shot Hamilton after he took the officer's baton and attacked the officer with it. A witness has come out to say she never saw Hamilton strike the officer, but admits not seeing the scuffle from the beginning.
Hamilton, who family members say suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, had been sleeping near the Red Arrow Park monument -- where flowers and stuffed animals now lay. The group gathered there wore shirts with Hamilton's image -- the sleeves had a ribbon signifying Mental Health Awareness Month.
“We ask that you just throw the truth right there on the floor, Lord God that we can see it, that the world can see it and that they can know that Dontre was not a bad person. Dontre was a good person. He was a kind heart. He was a loving person," said Hamilton.
Balloons were released in memory of Hamilton -- and as a pledge to seek the truth in this case.