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September 24, 2012

Fatal shooting of double amputee sparks call for reforms at Houston Police Department

Advocates are calling for better training and more discipline after a Houston police officer fatally shot a mentally ill double-amputee in a wheelchair on Saturday, the third unarmed person police have shot in less than three months.

Matthew Marin, a five-year HPD veteran, shot and killed Brian Claunch at a personal care home at 4309 Polk.Houston Police Department officials stated that Marin - who fatally shot another suspect in 2009 - felt he and his partner were threatened by Claunch, who was waving a silver pen.

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