HOUSTON – A Houston space man whose household says had a historical past of psychological sickness was fatally shot early Wednesday by a deputy after authorities allege he threatened the officer with a knife.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Workplace deputy responded to the person’s dwelling after his spouse had referred to as authorities round 1 a.m. as a result of he was in a “psychological well being disaster,” stated Assistant Chief Mike Lee.
The deputy was met on the entrance door by the person, who was armed with a knife and refused to drop it, Lee stated.
The deputy shot the person after a stun gun had no impact on him, Lee stated.
Lee stated the deputy had requested a psychological well being unit from the sheriff’s workplace, but it surely was busy with one other name.
“That is an unlucky scenario that we’re seeing too typically out right here with individuals in psychological well being disaster and our deputies and officers encountering them,” Lee stated. “It is a very tragic occasion.”
The 46-year-old man has not been recognized by authorities. His household informed reporters he had schizophrenia and was bipolar.
The capturing is being investigated by the sheriff’s workplace and the Harris County District Legal professional’s Workplace.
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