10-16-2016, 01:20 PM #1Registered User
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TX - Austin Police Fatally Shoot Woman After Mental Health Call
Police fatally shot a woman in Austin, Texas, early Sunday after her husband placed a mental health call because he was worried about his wife's behavior.
Austin Assistant Police Chief Troy Gay told reporters that officers were told the woman was behaving erratically and had a weapon.
When police arrived at the scene, a woman came out of an apartment and told officers to shoot her, Gay said.
10-16-2016, 01:29 PM #2
I wonder what the weapon was and why officers continued to approach her.
10-16-2016, 01:33 PM #3
So this link says it was a gun and she's the one who approached them.
And they shot her after she'd been shot and the gun was underneath her?
The woman went down after being shot, but police said the woman was still moving and the gun was underneath her at which point the two officers called for backup.
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10-17-2016, 06:19 AM #4
10-17-2016, 01:32 PM #5
I don't know what the answer is, but there has to be a better wayI speak fluently in reaction gifs.
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
10-17-2016, 01:34 PM #6
10-25-2016, 05:36 PM #7
10 years later, Austin woman killed by police repeats father’s history
- Both Micah Jester and her father, Keith Ray Jester, were wielding replica guns when they were shot by police.
- The father of the woman Austin police fatally shot Sunday was also killed by police 10 years ago.
Both Micah Dsheigh Jester, 26, and her father, Keith Ray Jester, wielded toy guns when police shot them. Micah Jester, a Lubbock native, held a BB gun that closely resembled a semi-automatic pistol, while Keith Jester had a toy gun that looked like a snubbed-nose .38 revolver.
Family members said that while the father and daughter were never close, his killing had always been present in Micah Jester’s mind and had a great impact on her.
“She was obsessed with his death,” her sister Leigha Jester said.Austin police responded to the South Austin apartment complex where Jester lived after her longtime boyfriend called 911 early Sunday and reported that she was in distress. He specifically requested a mental health expert to respond.“We are not trained mental health clinicians,” he said. “However, when these problems come to the forefront and bubble up to the surface… (people are) going to pick up the phone and call 911. Who responds? The police.”
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