Amputee Fatally Shot by Houston Police Named

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

HOUSTON (AP) - Authorities have identified the one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair fatally shot by a Houston police officer

The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/UJKIg5 ) that five-year veteran Matthew Marin shot Brian Claunch on Saturday. Police say Marin and his partner felt threatened by Claunch, who was waving an object that turned out to be a silver pen.

The Chronicle reports that Marin had shot someone else in the line of duty three years ago.

He will work three days of desk duty.

The head of a local police violence group questions whether Marin was justified in shooting Claunch. Civilians Down co-founder Arlene Kelly tells the newspaper that she wonders how dangerous a suspect is if he only has one arm and one good leg.

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