'We're Not Done Yet': DJ Henry's Police Shooting Death To Get New Review

The 2010 deadly police shooting of DJ Henry of Easton will be getting a second look. WBZ-TV's Beth Germano reports.

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ANARIDIS RODRIGUEZ: New review in the DJ Henry case. Thank you for joining us, I'm Anaridis Rodriguez.

DAVID WAIT: And I'm David Wait. Paula is off tonight. It was back in 2010, that police in New York killed the Eastern man when they fired shots at his moving car. As WBZ's Beth Germano shows us, Henry's family is hopeful that a second look at the case will bring them some long-awaited answers.

BETH GERMANO: For the family of DJ Henry it's a long overdue step, to answer questions about what happened to their son more than a decade ago.

DANROY HENRY: When a person's life is taken under questionable circumstances, there ought to be a fair review right away.

BETH GERMANO: But no indictments were ever handed down. No one ever charged, after the 20-year-old from Easton-- a student at Pace University at the time-- was shot and killed in a police-involved shooting in New York.

DANROY HENRY: Just the absolute truth, Beth. As we said from the beginning, what really happened and what's the evidence that supports drawing fact-based conclusions about what happened.

BETH GERMANO: The Westchester New York District Attorney has now agreed to a new review of the case, something the Henry's have been seeking for years.

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- The pain of their loss has not gone away over the past 10 years, nor have the questions they have about why their loved ones were killed.

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BETH GERMANO: Back on October 17th, 2010, DJ was with friends when a fight broke out at a bar. As he tried to drive away from the scene, he was shot and killed through the windshield by Officer Aaron Hess, in what witnesses described as an unprovoked attack. His parents say societal change is now on their side as the circumstances are finally reviewed.

ANGELLA HENRY: Since George Floyd's public murder, I think there's been this cry for justice for so many people are coming together and rallying and saying there needs to be more accountability, which we've been saying since day one.

BETH GERMANO: The district attorney says she hasn't prejudged, and can't say if any further action will be taken. But the Henry's are hopeful.

DANROY HENRY: We're not done yet, far from it. This is just the steps. Hopefully, this step leads to a reopening and then a reopening leads to an indictment, and an indictment leads to a conviction.

BETH GERMANO: It's what they call the fair chance their son deserves. Beth Germano, WBZ News.