Connecticut police shot and killed a man who attempted to steal multiple vehicles but relatives questioned the fatal shooting.
Connecticut Police Shot and Killed a Man
Connecticut police shot and killed a man identified as Mike Alexander-Garcia after he attempted to steal multiple vehicles to escape. But a police dog leaped into the window and bit Alexander-Garcia while yelling “Help me” to the police officer.
In a published article in FOX News, the police officer told Alexander-Garcia not to escape and was warned that he will shoot him if he attempted to escape. However, he did not listen and started to drive off using the stolen vehicle. It was at that time that the police officer shoot him in the back and crashed into a utility pole.
Relatives Complained About the Excessive Force
According to a report published in NBC Connecticut, relatives of Alexander-Garcia filed a complaint against the police officer. Ken Krayeske, attorney of the family, said, “The use of deadly force in this situation was unnecessary, excessive and irresponsible.”
Additionally, another lawyer of the family also said during a press conference that the police officer escalated the situation and did not give Alexander-Garcia clear instructions about what to do to avoid being shot.
Furthermore, the West Hartford police department did not immediately give a comment about the issue. However, Chief Vernon L. Riddick claimed that a dangerous situation led up to the shooting incident.