California Pastor Says Deputy Pushed His Way Into Their Home And Shot Unarmed, Mentally Ill Son

Tara West - Author
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Oct. 18 2015, Updated 5:52 p.m. ET

A California pastor says that an “aggressive” deputy forced his way into the family’s home before shooting their unarmed, mentally ill son. Pastor Ted Rose says that when the officer arrived to the home his 24-year-old son Johnathan was asleep. The family had called 911 for assistance with Johnathan 45 minutes earlier; however, by the time the officer got there nearly an hour later, the boy had calmed down and was asleep in his bed. Despite the fact that the family told the officer everything was fine, he allegedly pushed his way into the home and demanded that Johnathan wake up. It was after the mentally ill man awoke that the confrontation began. The family claims the officer hit their son in the head with his flashlight before the pair began throwing punches. At that point, the officer drew his weapon and shot Johnathan in the chest multiple times.

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