Attorney: Police Shot Man ‘Face Down On the Ground’
Protesters are demonstrating Saturday against a drug raid that left a Georgia man dead, the result of a police shooting some are now saying was unwarranted.
Family attorney Mitchell Shook says David Hooks was shot four times when police entered his home.
“One was to the side of the head, the other, was in his back, the back of his left shoulder, based on the evidence we see, we believe that David Hooks was face down on the ground when he received those last two shots,” Shook told local news station 13WMAZ.
Police were unable to find any drugs in the raid, and Shook said the police did not have probable cause to invade the home in the first place.
Authorities said Hooks pointed a gun at the deputies and did not put it down when told.
David’s wife Teresa Hooks gave her account to 13WMAZ. She said she saw men coming around the side of her house and yelled for her husband. David grabbed his gun just before police busted down the door. David headed into the den where police were. She said before she could follow him in, the shots were fired.
Shook said the officers fired 17 shots in the Hooks home, and the family is considering a lawsuit as they wait for the autopsy.
Authorities told a local newspaper in October that they are investigating the shooting and would not be releasing any more details until the investigation was complete. The attorney is maintaining the warrant was invalid.
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