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USA: Police shoot man in the head who waved for help with a towel

United States, Los Angeles
June 23, 2015 at 01:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Walter William DeLeon remained in critical condition on Tuesday, after Los Angeles police officers shot him four times when he waved them over for help on Friday night.

The officers reportedly believed the 48-year-old father of two had a gun when he flagged them down with a towel wrapped around his hand. They ordered DeLeon to drop the weapon and fired four times, subsequently shooting him in the head once. A video recording by a motorist shows how DeLeon is lying on the ground, blood pouring from his head and the police officers roll the injured man over and handcuff him. LAPD Commander Andrew Smith stated that the officers were following standard procedure.

After the officers shot DeLeon they established that he was not carrying a weapon. The investigations into the incident are ongoing.

USA: Police shoot man in the head who waved for help with a towel00:20
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Walter William DeLeon remained in critical condition on Tuesday, after Los Angeles police officers shot him four times when he waved them over for help on Friday night.

The officers reportedly believed the 48-year-old father of two had a gun when he flagged them down with a towel wrapped around his hand. They ordered DeLeon to drop the weapon and fired four times, subsequently shooting him in the head once. A video recording by a motorist shows how DeLeon is lying on the ground, blood pouring from his head and the police officers roll the injured man over and handcuff him. LAPD Commander Andrew Smith stated that the officers were following standard procedure.

After the officers shot DeLeon they established that he was not carrying a weapon. The investigations into the incident are ongoing.

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