According to police, detectives say Saunders and Harris got into “an encounter” before the officer killed him. However, according to neighbors, as soon as Harris got out of his vehicle, Saunders fired.
“While on Seven Oaks Drive, the driver exited his vehicle and an encounter took place between the driver and the trooper causing a shot to be fired,” according to a statement from the State Highway Patrol.
Detectives say Harris was trying to communicate with the trooper using sign language before he was killed.
Harris died on the scene. He was 28-years-old.
I had a friend in high school who was deaf from the age of 4. Funnier than shit, fun to be around with. But they are different… in their circumstances.
“Hey, toss these in the car,” one unidentified LAPD cop can be heard saying in the video.
“What happened?” asks another LAPD officer.
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