Gestern ist ein 18-jähriger Writer in Miami/Florida gestorben, nachdem er von Cops mit Elektroshock-Pistolen gejagt und in die Brust geschossen wurde. Via der Huffington-Post:
RIP † Israel Hernandez.
A Miami Beach teen died Tuesday after being shocked with a taser in the chest after police spotted him painting graffiti on an empty building.
Israel Hernandez, 18, was a skateboarder and artist who “wanted to change the world somehow through art,” his sister, Offir Hernandez, told the Miami Herald.
Miami Beach Police said they spotted Hernandez tagging an abandoned fast-food restaurant just after 5 a.m Tuesday morning near 71st Street at Collins Avenue.
A chase ensued involving “more than half a dozen” officers, according to New Times.
“During the foot pursuit, the subject encountered officers face to face… and ignored officers’ commands to stop,” MBPD Chief Raymond Martinez said in a statement. “In order to affect his arrest, an officer deployed his conducted electrical weapon (TASER).”