Unarmed Black Man Fatally Shot by Police Officer In Killeen, Texas
Over the weekend during an unarmed black man was fatally shot by police at his home during a mental health check.
Patrick Warren Sr., 52 was shot Sunday before 5:30 when Warren's family called for called for a mental health professional. Instead, a police officer responded to the call, which ended up fatal.
The family is devastated and are calling for the immediate arrest of the officer. Civil rights attorney, Lee Merritt, who is representing Warren's family held a press conference last Thursday according to NBC reports, he said the following:
“There’s no reason that a mental health call like this should result in a fatality. Mr. Warren was not aggressive. Mr. Warren was not armed. He was in his home; he was on his lawn. He was within his rights to reject the services of law enforcement after they arrived. Their responsibility was simply to leave or send the appropriate personnel to deal with this particular crisis. They failed this family in every way and it’s left them shattered.
The officers seen in the video who fatally shot Warren is Reynaldo Contreras with the Killeen police department. The Killeen Police Department has not given a statement as to why Contreras fired his weapon. Texas Rangers are investigating the situation.