We see this story too often. I don't have all the details on this case yet, and sometimes the details better explain the decision to use lethal force.#BradleyKing, Avon IN. In crisis, armed with small knife, called 911, shot in his backyard. https://t.co/GFUwuGh8ND #disabilitysolidarity pic.twitter.com/h83IIAaNfY— David M. Perry (@Lollardfish) December 1, 2016
But this was a person alone in his home with a knife, who had called 911 for help, and ended up killed by the reserve deputies who arrived to check on his welfare.
I'm struck by local media. The reserved "officer-involved" to characterize the police actions, but "lunging" and "brandishing" to describe the victim.
Again, I can't say that this killing was or wasn't avoidable. I just know I see it far too often.