According to local media, police in the suburbs of Los Angeles said suspect Anthony Lowe Jr., a 36-year-old black man, was holding a long knife and allegedly “stabbed another person without reason, causing the death of another person, causing the death of the victim, causing the death of another person to be stabbed.” serious injury”.
When confronted with police, Lowe “jumped out of his wheelchair to try to escape”. Law enforcement officers used stun guns, but to no avail.
In a video posted on social media, two police officers walk towards Lowe as he flees. The suspect also appeared to be swinging a knife at them.
Police fired at least eight shots at Lowe out of “concerns he threw a knife”. After that, the suspect was restrained and handcuffed behind his back…
Suspect Anthony Lowe Jr. tried to escape on amputated legs. Photo: Twitter
Anthony Lowe Jr. are people of color. Photo: NY Post
Lowe’s family members condemned the shooting that left him dead at a news conference outside the Huntington Park Police Department earlier this week. They said Lowe was “deeply distressed by the recent loss of his legs and could not pose a serious threat to police”. Both of his legs were amputated to the knee.
“My son was murdered,” Dorothy Lowe said of the incident.
Los Angeles police are investigating the shooting. At least one of the three officers who encountered Lowe appeared to be of color.
Earlier this month, a black man named Tire Nichols also died after being beaten by police in Memphis, Tennessee – USA. Five police officers of color have been charged with murder. The incident sparked protests across the United States.