CHIEF: THE SUSPECT WAS NOT HANDCUFFED WHEN HE WAS SHOT BY THE OFFICER ACCORDING TO WITNESSES!
Seven witnesses say Robert McIntosh was shot by a police officer before he was handcuffed during a violent struggle Jan. 8, Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt said today. “They all indicated he was handcuffed after the shots were fired,” Hurtt said in a hastily called news conference today.Two of three other people who said that McIntosh was handcuffed before he was shot have “recanted or clarified” their statements to indicate otherwise, Hurtt said.Although he did not mention Yolanda Perry by name, Hurtt made it clear that Perry, the wife of a minister whose church is near the shooting scene, remains the only witness known by police who still maintains police shot a handcuffed man. Perry testified in secret before a grand jury concerning the shooting. She could not be reached immediately for comment Wednesday. Hurtt said his department’s internal investigation also supports the reports by officers involved in the Jan. 7 police shooting death of Omar Esparza at his home at 5018 Curtain.
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