Police In Florida Shoot Black Man Lying On Ground

Police in Florida shoot black man lying on ground

WASHINGTON, (Pakistan Point News - 21th july, 2016)- A unarmed black man trying to help a patient with autism was shot and wounded by Florida police while lying on the ground with his arms raised in the air and pleading with officers to hold their fire. Charles Kinsey was wounded in the leg in the incident Monday in Miami, which came as he was trying to help a disoriented autistic man who had wandered away from a group home where Kinsey works as a therapist.

Police said they were responding to an emergency call about a man with a gun walking around and threatening suicide. Cell phone footage shows Kinsey on the ground with his arms in the air, with the heavy-set young autistic man sitting on the ground nearby playing with a small white toy. In the video, Kinsey can be heard shouting to police: "All he has is a toy truck. A toy truck. I am a behavioral therapist at a group home." He was shot anyway. The video ends before that. Kinsey was not seriously hurt. The incident illustrates the edgy mood of US police and the nation in general after the police ambush in Dallas that left five officers dead and another similar incident Sunday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that killed three.