Police Kill Pen Wielding Wheelchair Bound Double Amputee

Another case of police brutality: in Houston police shot and killed a ‘threatening’ wheelchair-bound man who was mentally ill and missing an arm and leg.

The officers arrived at Brian Claunch’s special care home early Saturday morning after getting a phone call that he was threatening his caretaker.

Protests are scheduled over the shooting and the FBI is reportedly going to investigate the incident.

According to ABC the man was cornered in a room when the police opened fire and shot him in the head.

The man was unarmed and holding only a pen when shot.

Here’s how the parrot corporate media reports it:

Houston police fatally shoot threatening wheelchair-bound amputee in head

A Houston police officer fatally shot in the head a schizophrenic, wheelchair-bound double amputee threatening people with a pen at a group home for the mentally ill after authorities said the man advanced on the officer’s partner, police said.

The shooting occurred early Saturday morning after police responded to a call that resident Brian Claunch was acting aggressively after his caretaker refused to give him a cigarette and a soda, the owner of the home and police said.

“The officers made verbal commands for the suspect to drop whatever he had in his hand, to stay still and to speak with the officers, but the suspect continued to make threats,” Jodi Silva, a police spokeswoman, told CNN affiliate KTRK in Houston.

Claunch, who lost an arm and a leg in a train accident, trapped one officer with his wheelchair in the corner of a room “where he couldn’t get out,” said a Houston police department spokesperson who declined to be identified. The double amputee was “advancing towards” the officers and “refusing to show his hands.”

According to police accounts reported in the media, including by KTRK, Claunch attempted to stab the officer with an object that turned out to be a pen.

Officer Matt Marin, “in fear of the safety of his partner and the safety of himself, discharges his duty weapon, striking the suspect,” Silva said.

The unnamed Houston police spokesperson said later Sunday that Marin himself was not cornered, unlike his partner, when he shot the wheelchair-bound man in the head.

According to investigators, Claunch was shot once and he died at the scene.


Source: CNN

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