Bodycam Video Shows San Antonio Police Shooting Unarmed Charles Roundtree
All hyperbole aside, this literally seems like an everyday occurrence now.
According to SACurrent, another person of color killed by a bloodlusty cop who’s down to squeeze first and ask questions last.
18-year-old Charles Roundtree was killed on October 17, 2018 when Officer Steve Casanova shot him in the chest in response to a criminal complaint. Maria Herrera and Esteban Preciado called the cops to report that a man named Davante Snowden had assaulted them. When Casanova arrived at the home to speak to Snowden, he encountered Charles Roundtree and a woman, Taylor Singleton.
Without introducing himself as cop, Casanova opened the cracked front door and said “What’s up, man?” to which Snowden responded, “Who the f**k is this?!” At this point, Casanova, an unidentified officer, demands to see the men’s hands and fires two shots.
SAPD had originally reported one of the shots fired had gone through Snowden’s buttocks and into Roundtree’s chest. In her account of the shooting, Singleton says the shot that went through Snowden had gone in to the wall toward the neighbor’s house, and Casanova had hit Roundtree in a separate shot.
Roundtree’s family has filed suit against the SAPD stating the Snowden was unarmed as the DNA test on the alleged weapon came back negative. They also charge that officer Casanova did not attempt to administer help to Charles as he had a hole in his chest.
Casanova is on admin duty but is still currently employed by the police department.