Las Vegas Cop Shoots Innocent Man in Gas Station (VIDEO)

 

LAS VEGAS, NV – Antoine Hodges is lucky to be alive after he was shot in the stomach by a police officer in a case of mistaken identity. “All I remember was me yelling at him, “I’m not your suspect. I know for sure I’m not your suspect,” Hodges said. He said he panicked when he saw the officer pull a gun on him and backed away, trying to calm the policeman down. When he reached behind him with his right hand to put his money away, Officer Jason Evans fired one shot right into his guts.

“There was no warning. He just fired,” Hodges said. The officer had mistaken his identity for another suspect in a homicide case. His lawyers filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Officer Evans, Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie and the Metropolitan Police Department. One lawyer said, “He was confronted with a police officer with his gun drawn in ready-fire mode. At that point in time Antoine did not face a situation where an officer was trying to find out information, but had made a determination to fire.”

Evans was placed on routine, paid administrative leave pending a criminal review by the Clark County District Attorney’s office and an internal review.


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  • maggie9876
    November 3, 2013, 5:06 pm

    He should never have put his hand behind him. That probably made the officer feel threatened.

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  • Kobayashi_Maru@maggie9876
    November 3, 2013, 5:11 pm

    Really? seems to me the only threat in the situation was the incompetent officer.

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  • leftbehind
    November 3, 2013, 5:27 pm

    The only People Police Serve and Protect are the People Screwing us over Daily

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  • Brad Kirby
    November 3, 2013, 5:48 pm

    The police do make mistakes, and I will be sure to let them know when they do, but this guy did something stupid and got shot. Even if the cop was mistaken, the guy should not have put his hand behind him and just followed the instructions given to him by the cop. He got shot for being stupid.

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  • Thomas Dailey@Brad Kirby
    November 3, 2013, 7:19 pm

    whats wrong with you , these idiots murder people every day! Pigs!

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