On Tuesday, the sheriff’s workplace will maintain a information briefing at 3 p.m. to offer up to date data on the capturing that occurred on Wednesday, April 14, within the 5900 block of Sunflower Prairie Court docket 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 girl referred to as 911 round 1 a.m. saying her husband was in a psychological well being disaster, in line with deputies.
Whereas deputies have been on their method to the residence on Sunflower Prairie Court docket, investigators say dispatch additionally referred to as for a psychological well being unit to come back to the scene.
Nonetheless, deputies say the psychological well being unit was already on one other scene, so solely the deputy responded.
Upon arrival, the deputy was met on the entrance door by a person armed with a knife, investigators say. Based on the sheriff’s workplace, the deputy instructed the person to drop the knife, however the man “aggressively approached the deputy.”
The deputy reportedly tried to make use of his Taser on Garcia, however investigators mentioned it did not work. That is when the deputy fired his gun a number of instances, hitting and killing Garcia.
Previous to Tuesday’s information briefing, the Harris County Deputies Group launched the next assertion concerning the capturing:
On April 14, 2021, HCDO FOP Lodge 39 attorneys responded to a deputy-involved capturing in East Harris County the place our deputy responded to a name for service. Whereas 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. Lastly, our deputy had to make use of his firearm to defend himself. Our deputy needed to take quick motion and acted courageously. HCDO FOP 39 firmly believes that each one life is valuable and that’s the reason we, as legislation enforcement officers, work day in and day trip to guard the neighborhood. HCDO FOP Lodge 39 absolutely helps our deputy and his actions. Everybody needs our deputy was not pressured to defend himself in opposition to the armed suspect, ensuing on 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 legislation enforcement officer places on the uniform and hopes to be concerned in a scenario reminiscent of our deputy discovered himself in that night time, however these incidents are the truth of the job. Our deputy relied on his coaching and took the actions obligatory to guard himself and the neighborhood. Our deputy went past what is usually required in these conditions. He acted appropriately in all regards and with the aim of defending the household and the neighborhood.
Based on the sheriff’s workplace, the case continues to be within the early phases of an ongoing investigation. Garcia’s trigger and method of dying have but to be decided by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Workplace.
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