On Tuesday, the sheriff’s office will maintain a information briefing at 3 p.m. to present up to date info on the taking pictures that occurred on Wednesday, April 14, in the 5900 block of Sunflower Prairie Court in east Harris County.
Surveillance video obtained final week confirmed the second a Harris County deputy shot and killed 46-year-old Marcelo Garcia.
The incident started when a lady referred to as 911 round 1 a.m. saying her husband was in a mental health crisis, in accordance to deputies.
While deputies have been on their method to the residence on Sunflower Prairie Court, investigators say dispatch additionally referred to as for a mental health unit to come to the scene.
However, deputies say the mental health unit was already on one other scene, so solely the deputy responded.
Upon arrival, the deputy was met on the entrance door by a man armed with a knife, investigators say. According to the sheriff’s office, the deputy instructed the man to drop the knife, however the man “aggressively approached the deputy.”
The deputy reportedly tried to use his Taser on Garcia, however investigators stated it did not work. That’s when the deputy fired his gun a number of instances, hitting and killing Garcia.
Prior to Tuesday’s information briefing, the Harris County Deputies Organization launched the next assertion concerning the taking pictures:
On April 14, 2021, HCDO FOP Lodge 39 attorneys responded to a deputy-involved taking pictures in East Harris County the place our deputy responded to a name for service. While on the scene, our deputy was confronted by an aggressive male suspect who was armed with a knife. The deputy tried to again away and use a taser on the suspect however the taser was ineffective. Finally, our deputy had to use his firearm to defend himself. Our deputy had to take quick motion and acted courageously. HCDO FOP 39 firmly believes that each one life is treasured and that’s the reason we, as regulation enforcement officers, work day in and time out to defend the neighborhood. HCDO FOP Lodge 39 totally helps our deputy and his actions. Everyone needs our deputy was not pressured to defend himself towards the armed suspect, ensuing in this tragic final result. We want that this man had not taken the steps he did to assault our Deputy with a knife in entrance of his kids. No regulation enforcement officer places on the uniform and hopes to be concerned in a scenario corresponding to our deputy discovered himself in that evening, however these incidents are the truth of the job. Our deputy relied on his coaching and took the actions crucial to defend himself and the neighborhood. Our deputy went past what is mostly required in these conditions. He acted appropriately in all regards and with the objective of defending the household and the neighborhood.
According to the sheriff’s office, the case remains to be in the early levels of an ongoing investigation. Garcia’s trigger and method of loss of life have but to be decided by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office.
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