DEVELOPING: Deaf Man Shot Dead by Police while Neighbors yell “He Can’t Hear You!”

OKLAHOMA CITY (ALBOENEWS) —  A police officer is on administrative leave after shooting a deaf man on Tuesday night, while neighbors shouted at him and another officer that the man could not hear them.

According to AP, the deaf man, Magdiel Sanchez, wasn’t obeying officer’s commands, as he walked towards them with a metal pipe, apparently trying to demonstrate that he could not hear with his hands. Neighbors say that the man was deaf and could not talk very well. Two officers were involved in the incident, one of them armed with a taser and the other with a gun. Sanchez was both tased and shot.

An investigation is underway.


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