Brendan Hester Shot By Police
The shocking story of an Ohio man who was shot by a police officer after calling 911 to report an intruder is making national headlines. Brendan Hester, 23 of Ashtabula, Ohio, remains in critical condition after an officer shot him twice last Friday.
According to CleveScene, someone broke into Brendan’s house and he was holding the intruder at gunpoint while his brother’s girlfriend called the police.
After authorities reported to the scene, however, an unidentified officer shot him and according to family members who were witnesses, NO orders were given for Brendan to drop his gun.
“Brendan is not a criminal, not did he deserve to be shot,” said Brendan’s cousin Alex Spangler to the publication. “Brendan is a victim, and his life matters. … We are devastated, but we are committed to seeing the police department held accountable for their actions. We deserve an apology. We deserve a full and thorough investigation by BCI.”
The local police originally reported that they ordered Hester to drop his weapon. The officer who shot Brendan is on paid administrative leave.
SMH, what do YOU think about police shooting yet another black man??? Sounds like they thought HE was the intruder in his own home.