The family of a Georgia pastor question why he was shot and killed by undercover drug agents on Tuesday.
Jonathan Ayers, 29, pastor of Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Lavonia, was shot twice in the chest as he tried to steer his car away from what he mistakenly thought was a car jacking attempt.
Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley and witnesses said the police, who were part of an undercover drug sting, identified themselves as police and opened fire when Ayers steered his car "aggressively" toward one agent.
The video shows Ayers putting his car in reverse as two men dressed in plain clothes rush his car with guns drawn. The tape cuts just as he attempts to straighten his wheels. Clearly, there are no agents in front of his car.
According to Shirley, a drug task force composed of police from several counties, were conducting a sting operation. She said Ayers was not a target of the sting operation. But police were targeting a woman Ayers dropped off in downtown Toccoa, Georgia just minutes before the shooting.