Phoenix police fatally shoot man in parked car, sparking new wave of protest

Phoenix police fatally shoot man in parked car, sparking new wave of protest

People protested in Phoenix Sunday night after a man was shot dead by police in a driveway in Maryvale Saturday. Footage showed 4 officers surrounding a vehicle and firing multiple shots into the car. Police said the officers were responding after a 911 caller had said a man who had threatened to kill him earlier had returned with a knife. The victim was identified as James Garcia.

Sandra
Sandra
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AD C 3 weeks

The man in question allegedly had a gun in hand and started raising it to the police. I'm going to wait for the footage on this one. Then I'll be able to tell if someone made the mistake of trying to point a gun at a cop, or if the cops were too trigger happy.

David
David 3 weeks

Of course we don't know any context as to why they shot. The media plays it like it was just some guy in a parked car gunned down by cops for no reason.

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