Mental health call ends in deadly police shooting
Doorbell video shows the moments leading up to when a Black man was shot and killed by a Killeen, Texas police officer Sunday.
what started out as a mental health call turned into a man being shot dead. Now the family off Patrick Warren are demanding answers. And before we show you this video, we want to warn you that it is disturbing. Hey, Bill! Yeah, thanks. Video just released the family of 52 year old Patrick Warn watches in horror as he shot by a police officer on Sunday. I don't think that may need to be shot, you know, And I think maybe they're supposed to be maybe wonder more police guy came or somebody who know what to do with with people with problems. Civil rights attorney Lee Merritt said the family called police to ask for a mental health professional, but was told a mental health deputy was not available so a police officer were sent. Greg Hunch, executive director of NAMI Texas, says it's very important that police departments have dedicated teams of trained officers respond to mental health crisis. This is called a crisis intervention team. Every law enforcement agency should have a team in place of officers who received specialized training and how to appropriately de escalate when a mental health crisis is occurring. When the officer arrived, Warren asked him to leave, which he does from their. Warren walked out of the house, waving his arms at the officer. The officer can be heard telling Warren to get on the ground, but Warren keeps walking toward him. That's when the officer shot him multiple times. That man was outside every day and cleaned up this his house. And he always was polite. Prior to the officer shooting, he first used his Taser. But when that didn't work, he shot Warren, Reporting in Colleen Jasmine called Will six News.