DAILYKENN.com -- 26-year-old Daniel Leetin Shaver begged for his life seconds before he was shot dead.
Shaver was killed by a policeman in a hallway at La Quinta Inn & Suites hotel in Mesa, Arizona.
The shooting death of the unarmed Shaver was captured on video. You may view the 5:02-long video on YouTube here.
|Daniel Leetin Shaver|
The rifle, it turns out, was just an air rifle.
Officer Philip Brailsford was charged with second-degree murder and a lesser manslaughter charge after fatally shooting the unarmed Shaver.
He was found not guilty by a jury.
Brailsford was reinstated to the Mesa Police Department in August 2018.
Just over a month later was granted retirement on medical grounds, as well as a pension of $2,500 per month.
The "medical grounds" were reportedly post-tramatic stress related to the shooting of the unarmed Daniel Leetin Shaver.
Both men were 26-years-old at the time.
The unarmed Daniel Leetin Shaver lived in Granbury, Texas. He left behind a wife and two daughters.
About the shooting.
Shaver lay prostrate on the floor in the motel hallway.
Six police officers pointed their weapons at him.
He begged, "Please don't shoot me".
A Chicago Tribune headline reported, "Video shows Arizona man sobbing, begging for his life before fatal police shooting."
He was then shot five times with an AR-15 by Brailsford.
According to wikipedia:
"Upon being instructed to crawl, Shaver put his hands down and crawled on all fours.
"While crawling towards the officers, Shaver paused and moved his right hand towards his waistband.
"Officer Philip Brailsford, who later testified he believed that Shaver was reaching for a weapon...
"...then opened fire with his AR-15 rifle, striking Shaver five times and killing him almost instantly.
"Shaver was unarmed, and may have been attempting to prevent his shorts from slipping down."
The shooting occurred on January 18, 2016.
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