Michael Medina: Sheriff's Deputy Kills Man Who Stole His Taser

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A 37-year-old man was shot and killed by a Harris County Sheriff's Deputy during a struggle in an apartment complex on the east side of the county, HCSO officials say.

Deputy Michael Medina, an eight-year HCSO veteran, was responding to a disturbance call at a complex in the 13100 block of Woodforest Boulevard when he got into a physical altercation with Charles Roy.

HCSO's description of the incident:

The deputy was met at the door of the apartment by the suspect [Roy], who immediately began fighting with the deputy. During the struggle, the suspect and the deputy fell down the stairs. Deputy Medina deployed his Taser at the suspect to try and subdue him, but the Taser was ineffective. At some point during the struggle, the suspect managed to take the Taser from the deputy. Deputy Medina, fearing for his safety, discharged his weapon striking the suspect once.

Okay, so the deputy fires his Taser at the guy to no effect. Then the guy steals the Taser and all of a sudden the deputy is "fearing for his safety"?

The Harris County District Attorney's office will investigate the incident, as is standard.


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Carolyn Davis
Carolyn Davis

This story is very untrue. If there was a stuggle why was Mr. Roy the only one at the bottom of the stairs which was stated by a witness. Officer Medina never fell down the stairs. Mr. Roy's apt faces the main street which is Woodforest Blvd but he was shot as he was sitting in the grass near the parking lot which is several feet down the sidewalk from his apt.Mr. Roy kept asking what did he do and never once was his question answered.Mr. Roy was tased about three times and asked why am I being tased and told his cousin to call his mom. Now does that sound like someone having a physical confrontation with an officer?This was a senseless shooting that caused this man to die and I pray that Internal Affairs and the District Attorneys office figure this out.

furioso ateo
furioso ateo

Actually seems like the pig did the right thing for once. Will wonders never cease.

Karma
Karma

So why take the chance. The bad guy did a bad thing and tried to harm the deputy. He could of got the upper hand by tasing the deputy and taking his guy and shoot him. then what, dead good guy. So what about the percentages of taser functionality. Physically get in an altercation with a crook and tell me you dont fear for your safety. And I'm sure, the way the law is designed he could of shot the crook several times before he did. But what sets him apart from the public is he's trained to use discretion.

Ccm6560
Ccm6560

In a study of TASERS, it was found that on suspects, the TASER works about 80% of the time. When used on the police, it is effective 100% of the time. :)

Common Sense
Common Sense

Obviously said taser could've been used to incapacitate the officer thus giving the punk access to the officer's sidearm. Think.

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