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Two officers went to Torres's parents’ home because the schizophrenic was wanted for a road-rage incident. APD knew Torres had mental problems, but the officers said they didn't know about his history.The officers confronted Torres in the backyard, and they said he went for one of their guns. It only took a minute and a half from the moment they first made contact him till they killed him.APD said Torres and an officer were struggling on the ground for the officer's gun. The officer's partner then stuck his gun into Torres' back and shot him three times from behind.
But Kathy Love, attorney for the Torres family, said no way “We think the evidence will show that he was not struggling for a gun,” said Love. She said Torres was murdered. ”An execution-style shooting is never justified," she said. The Torres family is preparing a lawsuit against the city and APD.