View Full Version : Naked negro teen killed by police in Austin

02-11-2016, 06:46 AM


Vid at link- Myneeka Holloway is puzzled why a taser wasn't used


An Austin police officer shot and killed a naked teenager who was wandering around a neighborhood and allegedly acting "erratically."

Residents in the 300 block of East Yager Lane said they learned about the naked teen on their subdivision's Facebook page.

"I saw on the Facebook page, our residence Facebook page there was a lot of suspicious activity like a young man running naked through the neighborhood," said resident, Rebecca Luna.

Police say people at a nearby apartment complex also reported seeing a suspicious man.

Myneeka Holloway :afro:told*KXAN, when she saw the man, "he had all his clothes on, so I went and took a shower."

However, the Austin Police Department said when officers arrived on scene, the man was naked in the middle of the street and acting strangely.

"Giving him commands the subject did not comply with the commands that this officer was giving and instead charged at the officer," Assistant Police Chief Brian Manley said at a Monday afternoon media briefing.

Police said the officer responded by opening fire. Neighbors heard the gunshots.

"I heard two loud noises and I asked my wife and I'm like what is that and she's like, I didn't hear anything, okay, right after that that's when we heard the slew of sirens that were coming by," said Ernest Holloway. :afro:

The initial encounter was captured on a police dash cam, Manley said, but it failed to capture the moment the suspect allegedly charged at the officer and the shooting that followed.

The suspect died at a local hospital.

The officer is on administrative leave per department protocol.

02-11-2016, 07:06 AM

Family ‘devastated’ by loss of teen shot by Austin police
Updated: February 10, 2016, 11:29 am


AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police say the black teenager who was shot and killed by an Austin police officer on Monday morning was unarmed. David Joseph, 17, was shot by Officer Geoffrey Freeman, who is also black, in the 1200 block of Natures Bend.

Officer Freeman was originally called to an apartment complex in the 300 block of East Yager Lane for a report of a man chasing another man around the complex. When Freeman arrived, he spoke to the witness but was not able to immediately locate the suspect, until a short time later on Natures Bend. In a verbal statement given by Freeman at the scene, when he encountered Joseph he gave him several commands to stop, but Joseph continued to “charge” towards him. The Austin Police Department’s Chief of Staff Brian Manley said it was then that Freeman fired the shots at Joseph, which occurred out of frame from the officer’s dash camera.

Ketty Sully (mother), Fally Joseph (brother), Marc Joseph (brother), David Joseph