Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Afghanistan Veteran Killed By Police Had PTSD

Parents of veteran fatally shot seek answers 
Victoria Advocate
By Bianca Montes
April 27, 2015
Lawrence, a U.S. Army veteran, was diagnosed with PTSD after serving in Afghanistan, his wife, Yasmine Lawrence, told the Advocate. He was trying to get help and had just started a new combination of medication.

The parents of a 25-year-old Victoria man fatally shot by police officers want answers.

Answers they say Victoria police officials have been reluctant to offer.

Saturday night, officers responded to a disturbance call in the 800 block of Simpson Road behind Academy Sports and Outdoors. At the scene, one of the officers observed a man inside his own residence holding a 23-inch machete.

Police Chief J.J. Craig said at a news conference Sunday that officers ordered the suspect, Brandon Lawrence, out of his residence. He said they also ordered him more than 30 times to drop his weapon.

Lawrence didn't comply and was fatally shot outside his home, Craig said.
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