A young man wandering around a Texas neighborhood in the nude was shot and killed by a police officer after he allegedly charged the cop.
The 18-year-old suspect, who was black, became the subject of several posts on a neighborhood Facebook page before an Austin police officer confronted the man 10 miles northeast of the city’s downtown.
After seeing the social media posts, Myneeka Holloway pledged to check on the man, but several residents had already called authorities to report what police described as suspicious and erratic behavior.
“I decided after I took my shower, I was going to go out and try to make sure everything was OK, because when I saw him, I did see that he was black,”Holloway told KTBC-TV. “I feel like I shouldn’t have taken a shower.”
An officer found the suspect standing in the middle of a street just before 10 a.m. and “he appeared to be naked,” Assistant Police Chief Brian Manley said at a Monday afternoon media briefing.
It’s unclear if the unidentified man was armed, a worrisome factor to Austin’s NAACP chapter.
“I don’t see how a young man, who is naked and not hurting anybody, winds up dead,” NAACP President Nelson Linder told the Austin television station.
“This person was acting aggressively toward these witnesses and running around the neighborhood,” Manly added.
The initial encounter was captured on a police dash cam, Manley said, but it failed to capture the moment the suspect allegedly charged the department’s 10-year veteran and the shooting that followed.
“Ultimately, you can hear shots being fired,” Manley said.
A witness heard the officer fire two shots without ever using his stun gun. The suspect died at a local hospital.
The officer is on administrative leave per department protocol.
8 thoughts on “Naked man, 18, shot and killed by Texas cop after residents see him running around neighborhood”
They often forget to state it is PAID Administrative Leave!
Shootcher self a nakid Nword and gitsum vacation!!
Only in ‘Umerka.
“It’s unclear if the unidentified man was armed, a worrisome factor to Austin’s NAACP chapter.”
He was NAKED for God’s sake. There’s only one place he could have been hiding a gun, and it certainly wouldn’t be a threat to the cops. These sons-of-bitches will shoot anyone.
They shot him because he was naked.
Not because he was shouting he was Jesus Christ.
I think since he was black they couldn’t tell if that was a gun hiding in his crotch.
Or a loaded penis.
What is this fkng world coming to when you get shot for being naked and having a loaded dk.
Paint all the guns white.
So naked black people won’t get shot!
If he had a hidden gun shoved up his anal holster, he wouldn’t be running around the neighborhood, more like more like duck waddling. And the cops wonder why the public distrust and hates them.
“An officer found the suspect standing in the middle of a street just before 10 a.m. and “he appeared to be naked,”
Appeared? How hard a call is THAT to make?
“It’s unclear if the unidentified man was armed,…”
Batting a thousand on the clarity issue here.
“The initial encounter was captured on a police dash cam, Manley said, but it failed to capture the moment the suspect allegedly charged the department’s 10-year veteran…”
Say it ain’t so.
“Yes, we had a “glitch” in the video equipment just like we had a “glitch” in serving justice.” “Naked guy, shoot his ass.”
Cops are now open-air prison guards and if you don’t do as your told, your dead.
Time for an open-air prison riot if you ask me.
Hands up… I’m Naked…”Don’t Shoot”!
Good luck with that one.