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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.

Kathy
Kathy
John
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
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
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
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
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
Dylan 1 months

wait for the footage before i jump to a conclusion.

Arthur
Arthur 1 months

They simply did their job!

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