January 24, 2022

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Shocking Footage Shows Man In Wheelchair Shot Nine Times In The Back By Rogue Cop

An off-duty Arizona police officer acting as a Walmart security guard captured the moment a 61-year-old man in a wheelchair was shot nine times in the back, killing him after the crippled man reportedly shoplifted, according to the New York Post in harrowing surveillance video.

An clerk at the Walmart in Tucson called the officer, Ryan Remington, at 6 p.m. on Monday to report that a client in a motorised wheelchair had stolen a toolbox, according to local news station KGUN.

Employee Richard Lee Richards tracked down and asked him to provide a receipt in the parking lot. The suspect was eventually identified as Richard Lee Richards.

Police Chief Chris Magnus stated in a statement that instead of delivering the receipt, Mr. Richards flashed the knife and said, “Here’s your receipt,” according to CNN.

The chief said that Remington, a four-year veteran of the Tucson police department, had also pursued Richards while “attempting to elicit his cooperation” and surrender the knife, according to the chief.

The police report states that Mr. Richards failed to cooperate, and instead proceeded to drive through the parking lots of Walmart and Lowe’s.

The Walmart employee said that Mr. Richards stated, “If you want me to put down the knife, you’re going to have to shoot me.”

After then, a second officer arrived at the location, where they urged the suspect not to enter the Lowe’s, but he allegedly disobeyed their warnings once again.

During the disturbing video, Richards is seen about to enter the shop when Remington stops him and instructs him, “Do not go inside the store, sir.”

A total of nine bullets are fired into him as he lies slumped and crumpled to the ground after being shot nine times. Remington then seems to be handcuffing the guy, who is shown to be still.

Magnus stated in a news conference Tuesday that he was “extremely troubled” by Officer Remington’s conduct and that his use of fatal force in this event “was a blatant breach of department policy and clearly contradicted numerous areas of our use of force training.”

‘As a consequence, the department decided to fire Officer Remington early this morning,’ said the chief. He also said that the incident would be investigated by the Pima County Attorney’s Office.

According to Magnus, emergency medical services were sent to the site, but “a short while later Mr. Richards was pronounced deceased.”

According to KGUN, Mike Storie, an attorney for the Tucson Police Officers Association, stated: “What you saw was the police department’s altered version of this incident, which was cut and pasted bits of footage from this event.”

“He believed it was suitable at the time he used it, and he believes it is right now,” Storie said, referring to Remington.

“The acts of the officer engaged in yesterday night’s horrific shooting were terrible and inexcusable,” stated Mayor Regina Romero in a statement. When it comes to carrying out their enquiry, the County Attorney’s Office has my complete support.

“It is times like these that put our commitment to ensuring justice and accountability to the test.

This is something we owe to the whole Tucson community. “I urge that our community maintain their composure and patience while the enquiry proceeds,” she said.

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