Armed Black Army Veteran Gunned Down By Police In His Home
via Breaking Brown
An Oklahoma man was gunned down by police after he called 911 to report a crime.
Daniel Martin Jr., 41, called police to report vandals in his driveway, but when police arrived, they fatally shot Martin, reports News Oklahoma.
“They’re still at my front door,” the decorated Army veteran told a 911 dispatcher.
He also advised the dispatcher that he was holding a gun just in case the vandals broke into his home. “I’m inside with my weapon,” he said.
Still, when Martin opened his door, someone yelled “gun!” and police officers Elijah Garcia and Anthony Edwards opened fire on Martin.
Drugs were found in Martin’s system and police say he was hallucinating and had also fired a shot into a closet, convinced that someone was hiding inside. Police also say a gun was fired from inside the home as they approached, although it is not clear why the shot was fired.
Tina Martin said her husband suffered from post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) and “had been struggling with it for some time.” Anti-depressants were also found in his system.
He served in the Army from 1998 to 2004.
The police have been cleared of any wrongdoing.