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Houston Officer Fatally Shoots Man in Wheelchair

September 24, 2012  | 

A schizophrenic double amputee waving a writing pen from his wheelchair was fatally shot early Saturday by a Houston police officer, authorities said.

Police were called to the East End personal care home around 2 a.m. because resident Brian Claunch had become agitated after his caretaker refused to give him a soda and a cigarette, said John Garcia, the owner of the home at 4309 Polk.

Claunch, who had been living at the home for the past 18 months with two other men, ignored officers' commands and made threats against them and other occupants of the home, Garcia said the caretaker told him. Claunch trapped one of the officers in a corner, authorities said.

Read Full Story at: Chron.com

Tags: Houston PD, Officer Involved Shootings


Comments (6)

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Lead Farmer @ 9/24/2012 8:04 PM

Really? I hate to second guess but this story begs it.

Bluevixen @ 9/25/2012 12:29 AM

Seriously, I don't like doing the Monday morning quarterbacking but I have to ask, did we get all of the information here?

Juan 10-13 @ 9/25/2012 5:15 AM

The how and why are missing in this incident therefore it's not fair to formulate a conclusive opinion!

John @ 9/25/2012 4:43 PM

We need to ascertain the make, model, and ink capacity of the pen Mr. Claunch used during the altercation. Then the Democrats in the U.S. Senate can be asked to introduce legislation to ban this type of writing instrument in the name of public safety.

JD @ 9/26/2012 4:50 AM

All I can say is "WOW"....

Laura @ 9/26/2012 8:04 AM

Wow... I guess they never heard of a taser, pepper spray or nightstick? And how do you allow a man in a wheel chair to trap you in a corner? A lot of questions and wonder what the answers are.

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