Monday, September 24, 2012

Police Fatally Shoot Double-Amputee

In Houston, Texas there was a 911 call to a group home for the mentally ill. Brian Claunch is in a wheelchair because of a train accident which resulted in both of his legs being amputated.  The police responded to the scene because the schizophrenia-ridden Claunch was being aggressive because someone wouldn't give him cigarettes. The patient apparently had a dangerous weapon clutched in his hand which turned out to be just a pen. According to a police report the patient cornered an officer and thus the other officer shot the patient in the head out of fear. He was pronounced dead immediately at the scene.

1 comment:

  1. It's amazing that they considered a pen to be a dangerous weapon. I don't think this was a reason for him to be shot.