From what I have seen in the videos it appears the officer was in fear of this lunatic stabbing people if he got back in the store. He says he didn’t use the taser because of the wheelchair being in the way. Doesn’t look good, he was terminated already. I’ll let a court decide that. That is the system at work. But the nut threatening people with a knife is a hard core violent felon with a long rap sheet including attempted murder and human trafficking. Sorry if I don’t shed a tear.
TUCSON (KVOA) – The News 4 Tucson Investigators have uncovered the criminal history of Richard Lee Richards, who was shot nine times and killed by a Tucson Police Department officer on Monday.
Richards’ has a long criminal history going back to the 80s.
According to court records, he was sentenced to 10 years in 2007 for first-degree attempted murder, aggravated assault and resisting arrest for crimes that took place in the 90s.
Records show he was released in 2018 but then was jailed again in 2019 for “transporting illegal aliens for profit” after being stopped by Border Patrol in Nogales.