Man shot useless, killed by police in Killeen “wanted assist,” says attorney – Temple Every day Telegram

Civil rights attorney Lee Merritt posted a video showing the moments that led to the Killeen shootings on Sunday that resulted in the death of a Killeen man.

Merritt also posted the late husband’s name, Patrick Warren Sr., in a tweet that included the video.

“He was suffering from a mental crisis and just needed help. Instead, he was shot three times in the chest and verbally abused, “Merritt said in the tweet.

The KPD official responded to a psychiatric call at the time of the shooting.

He has also called for the officer concerned to be arrested immediately.

Merritt is the same attorney who represented the family of Michael Dean, who was shot dead in Temple in 2019 by former officer Carmen DeCruz.

The Killeen Police Department issued a press release on Monday regarding the incident, according to which the officer concerned was taken on administrative leave. The identity of the officer is currently unknown. The Texas Rangers are investigating the shooting, which is normal protocol for KPD officers.

Melissa Brown, a member of Killeen City Council, released a statement after seeing the video on Wednesday.

“I come to church today with a broken heart because of the recent tragedy in our city. A few days ago the KPD issued a statement regarding a shooting that killed one of our citizens, ”said Brown. “From this moment on I can publicly say that the city council should receive a full briefing on the situation on Tuesday 19th January. After the briefing, I expect the city to receive a more official statement that will be presented to the public. “

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