Family of Man Shot by Police Excuses Behavior

Family of Man Shot by Police Excuses Behavior

( – On Sunday afternoon, September 13, in quiet Lancaster, PA, a man was shot and killed by a police officer, sparking an evening of violent protests in the usually serene community.

Police were called to a house for what they believed was a domestic disturbance. As the officer approached the front door, 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz came running wildly out of the house with a large knife and began to chase the officer. That’s when he was shot and died immediately from his wounds.

His grieving family has come to his defense. They say the man had mental health issues and that it wasn’t a crime to be sick. Munoz’s sister said he was “incoherent and acting out.” While that may be true, it’s not appropriate under any circumstance to charge at a police officer with a weapon and threaten his or her life. There was also no way for police officers to know he had mental health issues when walking up to the door.

In 2019, Munoz was charged with stabbing or slashing two men. He was charged with four counts of felony assault and was released on $1 million bail. He was on house arrest awaiting trial.

On Monday evening, the protests were peaceful.

This is a developing story. We’ll keep an eye out for new details as they become available.

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