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Texas police fatally shoot man they claim charged officers

Texas police fatally shoot man they claim charged officers

Police in a Dallas suburb fatally shot a 27-year-old man who they said ran toward officers with a knife and club. The family, though, disputes the police claim, saying instead that Ashton Pinke was carrying a walking stick and had a history of mental illness. The family called on police to release body camera footage of the shooting, which the department said it will do later this week.

John 1 months

The police may well have had no knowledge of his mental illness when he charged at them, armed & maybe with the intent of killing them. Even if they did know, where they supposed to just let him kill them? Tazers don’t always work & I’ll be very interested to see toxicology report. Stop reducing this to race you divisive race-baiters.

Jonny 1 months

Family says it was a "walking stick". 1. A walking stick can still be used as a club. 2. Why did the 27 year old have a walking stick, if not for the express purposes of clubbing? Family did not deny he also had a knife.

Eric 1 months

Obviously its black or white regarding any police shooting. There is no gray. Why would anyone remain a cop.

Scott Hallinan
Scott Hallinan 1 months

You all know there's a SERIOUS problem when the military has stricter rules of engagement during wartime right?

Indo 1 months

Odd that trained officers always shoot fatally. Never fail to make kill shots.

Koda C
Koda C 1 months

Maybe about cashing in on millions? If your going to kill yourself you might want to leave something for the people you neglected in your life?

Zion 1 months

I’m gonna wait for the bodycam footage. If he had a knife, fine. If not, Houston, we have a problem.

Dylan 1 months

wait for the footage before i jump to a conclusion.

Arthur 1 months

They simply did their job!

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