Deaf man shot 5 times by Oklahoma officer, autopsy shows
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s medical examiner says a deaf man killed by an Oklahoma City police officer after not responding to commands was shot five times in the chest, pelvis and upper arm.
The autopsy, released Thursday, also shows that a stun gun was used on Magdiel Sanchez, who was fatally shot Sept. 19 outside of his home.
Police have said officers who responded to a hit-and-run crash encountered Sanchez holding a metal pipe. According to police, witnesses yelled “he can’t hear you” before the officers fired, but they didn’t hear them.
Sanchez’s family has said he was completely deaf, developmentally disabled, and that he used the pipe as a walking stick. The autopsy found no drugs or alcohol in Sanchez’s system.
Prosecutors have not yet determined whether the fatal shooting was justified.