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A US police officer has shot and killed a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair after the double amputee waved a metal object that turned out to be a pen.
Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said the man cornered the officer at a Houston, Texas, group home on Saturday and was making threats while trying to stab the officer with the pen. At the time, the officer did not know what man was waving, Silva said.
She said the man came "within inches to a foot" of the officer and did not follow instructions to calm down and remain still. "Fearing for his partner's safety and his own safety, he discharged his weapon," Silva said.
Police did not immediately release the name of the man who was killed
Originally posted by DarknStormy
Ok, someone tell me how a police officer can shoot at someone who has one arm, one leg, in a wheel chair with an apparent Mental Illness weilding a pen?