Deaf driver shot dead by cop dur­ing traf­fic stop

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Au­thor­i­ties in the south­ern Amer­i­can state of North Carolina are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the death of a deaf man who was fa­tally shot af­ter a trooper tried to pull him over for speed­ing. Daniel Har­ris, 29, who used sign lan­guage to com­mu­ni­cate, led trooper Jer­maine Saun­ders on a 13-kilo­me­tre chase on Au­gust 18 that started on an in­ter­state high­way and ended out­side his home in Char­lotte. The driver ex­ited his ve­hi­cle in the neigh­bour­hood and an “en­counter took place” that led to a shot be­ing fired, North Carolina State High­way Pa­trol spokesper­son Sergeant Michael Baker said on Au­gust 22. The driver died at the scene.

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