So a guy, suspected of a murder a few days earlier, convicted of pimping 14 year old girls, accidentally shoots himself in the head while trying to have a gunfight with police. A most altruistic gift to all of society, and we thank you.
To prove that some of these thought processes must be genetic, the mother is suing the police department for, well, I’m not really sure? For letting her son shoot himself in the head? For not having first aid on hand to save his life after he lodged a bullet in his neck? Thats a pretty difficult wound to treat.
Mom, perhaps you would like to take a few shots at the police too….......
Mother sues SF police over son’s death
The mother of a Washington state parolee who accidentally shot himself to death during a gunfight with San Francisco police last year has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city.
Kenneth Wade Harding, 19, fatally wounded himself while running away from officers who stopped him on Third Street in the Bayview neighborhood for failing to pay a Muni fare, police said. But in a lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, Harding’s mother Denika Chatman said police have some responsibility for her son’s death and that officers failed to give him immediate medical care. Instead, they “left him writhing in pain with blood gushing out of his neck,” the suit said.
“He was literally allowed to drown in his own blood,” said Chatman’s attorney John Burris. “He was killed needlessly.”
Harding was trying to fire at the officers with a pistol and apparently shot himself in the neck on July 16, 2011, police investigators said. Officers Matthew Lopez and Richard Hastings also fired on Harding, striking him in the leg, authorities said.
Harding was a suspect in Seattle in the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old woman three days earlier. He was on parole for trying to pimp a 14-year-old girl in that city.