Man shot by po­lice while en­ter­ing his truck

Texarkana Gazette - - METRO/STATE -

MESQUITE, Texas—Au­thor­i­ties say they have de­ter­mined that a black auto bur­glary sus­pect shot by of­fi­cers in a Dal­las sub­urb was try­ing to get into his own locked truck.

Lyndo Jones is re­cov­er­ing af­ter he was shot in the ab­domen by Mesquite po­lice on Nov. 8. At a news con­fer­ence Tues­day, po­lice Lt. Brian Par­rish said of­fi­cers re­sponded af­ter some­one re­ported a man break­ing into a ve­hi­cle, set­ting off its alarm.

Par­rish says Jones was shot dur­ing a scuf­fle as the of­fi­cers tried to hand­cuff him.

Par­rish con­firms as­ser­tions by Jones’ at­tor­ney that the truck was his client’s. At­tor­ney S. Lee Mer­ritt says the shoot­ing was un­jus­ti­fied and that Jones was de­nied coun­sel.

Par­rish de­nies that claim, but says the shoot­ing is un­der sep­a­rate in­ter­nal and crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

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