Houston Police Kill Double Amputee

by J. Gonzalez Injury Attorneys | September 25th, 2012 | Blog, General

Houston police shot and killed a double amputee after he threatened police with what turned out to be a pen. According to the Houston Chronicle, the shooting occurred early on September 22 at a nursing facility for the mentally ill. Police were called when resident, Brian Claunch, became aggressive after an employee refused to give him a cigarette and soda.

Claunch, who sits in a wheelchair, then cornered a police officer into a corner and attempted stabbing the officer with an object. After repeated requests to drop the object, the cornered police officer shot and killed Claunch. The object was later found to be a silver pen. Claunch had previously been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and was missing an arm and a leg after a train accident.

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