California Officer Fatally Shoots African American Man
'Oh, my God, you killed my brother': Unarmed man shot dead by El Cajon police was 'mentally sick,' sister says
Summary: A “sick” man was not acting as himself, a female claiming to be the sister of the man called the police for them to help him. Two officers came to help out the man. One of the officers had a taser ready to discharge, the other was giving directions. The man was pacing back and forth with his hands in his pockets, then suddenly took an object out of his pockets and held it up like a gun. The officer giving directions decided to shoot the man for self-defense killing the man with the object. There was not a gun found at the scene of the crime. After the event happened police went back to the crime scene to investigate, and ask questions about the man. In the background the female claiming to be the man’s sister was crying and asking, “You killed my Brother… Why… Couldn’t you have tased him…” Eight friends of the man mourned for the their friend by lighting candles and grieving. The names of all the people involved in this event have not been leaked out.
Connections: The El Cajon shooting relates to any shooting from an officer to an unarmed person, but I will be connecting the Trayvon Martin case to the El Cajon shooting. Trayvon Martin a 17 year old male, who was shot to death by George Zimmerman. These two cases connect because they were both shot and killed while unarmed.
Do you think it was right for the Officer to shoot him as soon as he took out the alleged gun not found at the crime scene?
Do you think the mentally ill man wanted to die, or wanted for the Officers to shoot him so he wouldn’t have to do it himself?Do you think officers are properly equipped to handle a person with a mental illness?