Shot him in the head?
The guy who tackled David because David was on his property, Kris Coon, said that David was on the ground when the cop shot him.
Which cop we don't know.
Wrestle someone because they walk onto your property?
David's body needs to be preserved. After every other killing by local cops, the families were contacted and rushed into cremating their loved ones body (by the crooked coroner). Then there is no body for an independent forensics investigation or for the civil rights cases that are brought by the families. David Sequioa's body must not be destroyed!!
What is he was facing down? What if he was shot in the back of the head?
"Stop reaching for the gun"? (see Times-Standard article below) As if someone could reach for a gun more than once in front of a cop.
And then the Times-Standard criminalizes David by commenting on some other shooting that happened in Eureka and pondering whether David was involved!
Breaking News - Officer Involved in Fatal Shooting in Eureka
Submitted by Roy Frostenson on Thu, 03/18/2010 - 11:16
A man is dead after being shot by a Eureka Police Officer this morning. News Channel 3's Ranjini Srinivasan reports that homeowner Kris Coon says around 11am today he confronted a young white male in his carport at his house in the 1900 block of Summer Street. Coon says the man had a backpack and a gun and police responded to the scene where according to Coon the officer repeatedly instructed the man to drop the gun and backpack and lie down on the ground but the man refused and reached for his gun and at that point Coon says the officer shot him. At a news conference later this afternoon Eureka Police Chief Garr Nielson confirmed an officer involved shooting but would not release any other details of the incident or the dead man's identity. Nielson did say that the State Department of Justice would investigate today's shooting.
Updated: Armed suspect shot by Eureka police dies
The Times-Standard Posted: 03/18/2010 11:48:14 AM PDT
A Eureka Police officer shot a reportedly armed man in an alley off Summer Street just before 11 a.m. after a resident wrestled the man to the ground.
Humboldt County Coroner Dave Parris said at about 1:45 p.m. that David Sequoia, 25, of Eureka, is deceased. Eureka Police Chief Garr Nielsen confirmed that the shooting involved an officer with his department, though few other details have been released.
Resident Kris Coon said he heard rustling in the carport of his home, and found a white man in his early 20s carrying a backpack. Coon said the man - later identified as Sequoia - pushed him, and Coon wrestled him to the ground, then realized the man had a handgun in his belt. Coon's wife called 911, and police arrived quickly, Coon said.
Sequoia refused to comply with an officer's order to stop reaching for the gun, Coon said, and an officer shot the man in the head.
"They gave him every chance in the world to comply," Coon said.
The man was taken to St. Joseph Hospital for treatment, and the coroner was dispatched to the hospital shortly afterward.
Nielsen said that the state Department of Justice is on its way to aid in the investigation. Nielsen said he couldn't confirm whether a report of two shots fired on California Street about a block away was related to the incident in the alley off Pine Street. Initial scanner traffic indicated that two others may have been shot in the area and left the scene in a black sport utility vehicle.