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September 25, 2012

Texas: F.B.I. Joins Inquiry Into Shooting by Officer

The F.B.I. will help investigate what led a Houston police officer to shoot and kill a double amputee in a wheelchair who was agitated and threatening him with what turned out to be a ballpoint pen, Chief Charles McClelland said Monday. Chief McClelland asked the community to “reserve judgment” on the actions taken by Officer Matthew Marin at a group home for the mentally ill. Officer Marin shot Brian Claunch, 45, at the home on Saturday after responding to a call that he was causing a disturbance. Officials have said Mr. Claunch cornered and threatened Officer Marin, who reportedly told investigators that he did not know the object in Mr. Claunch’s hand was a pen.

Read the Story Here: NY Times