Cop Kills Double Amputee in Wheelchair
Officer Matthew Jacob Marin was cornered in group home
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff | Suggested by AstroDude
Posted Sep 23, 2012 1:41 PM CDT
A Houston police officer shot dead a double amputee wielding a pen from his wheelchair.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A police officer took action yesterday against a double amputee who was waving a pen around—by shooting him dead in his wheelchair, the AP reports. Houston officer Matthew Jacob Marin was responding to a call about the amputee causing a disturbance at a group home, when the man cornered Marin and tried to stab him with a metal object later identified as a pen. "Fearing for his partner's safety and his own safety, he discharged his weapon," said a police spokeswoman.

The amputee was known to be mentally ill and had lost an arm and part of a leg when hit by a train, said John Garcia, the home's owner. "He sometimes would go off a bit, but you just ignore it," Garcia said. As for Marin, he was given a standard 3-day leave from the department. Records show Marin gunned down another suspect 3 years ago who refused to stop stabbing a neighbor at an apartment complex.

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Sep 25, 2012 11:26 AM CDT
wtf? cops cant even do their jobs now? it says he shot someone before for not stopping stabbing someone, i bet if you were being stabbed you would want this cop to show up and help you.
Sep 25, 2012 7:24 AM CDT
Well, another person I will not be supporting with my tax dollars but I'm sure within the next few days the black and hispanic population will explode(as usual) and there goes my tax dollars
Sep 24, 2012 11:44 AM CDT
Fearing for his partner's safety and his own safety, he discharged his weapon," said a police spokeswoman. YOU MUST BE KIDDING ME!! Fire this asshole cop and prosecute him!!!!