HOUSTON, Texas — Mental illness prompted Brian Claunch to get rid of his own left arm and leg. Then, despite his disabilities, he spent the better part of a decade finding opportunities to run away from residential care facilities, preferring to live on the streets.
Yet in recent months, the 45-year-old man who was in a wheelchair and had paranoid schizophrenia seemed to settle into some stability, staying put, taking his medications.
That all abruptly ended this past weekend in a confrontation with police in which a Houston police officer fatally shot Claunch.
Past revealed of mentally ill amputee who cornered cop