Nathan Gogo here with the weekend outlook: Storms will end late Saturday night and skies with begin to clear. More sunshine with warm and breezy conditions in store of Sunday.
HOUSTON (September 24, 2012)—Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland asked the community to "reserve judgment" Monday a Houston police officer shot and killed a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair who was waving what turned out to be a pen.
McClelland also announced Monday that he has asked the FBI to help investigate the weekend shooting inside a group home, which he called "tragic and unfortunate for everyone involved."
Officer Matthew Marin shot Brian Claunch early Saturday after responding to a report that the double-amputee was causing a disturbance inside the home.
Police said Claunch cornered Marin and threatened him.
Marin reportedly told investigators he didn't know the object in Claunch's hand was a pen.
Marin was placed on administrative leave.
The head of a local police violence group questioned whether Marin was justified in shooting Claunch.
Civilians Down co-founder Arlene Kelly told the Houston Chronicle that she wonders how dangerous a suspect is if he only has one arm and one good leg.
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