01/20/2010

Texas man 'warned officers' about brother's toy gun

The deputy saw the weapon and felt that his life was in danger

By Mike Glenn
Houston Chronicle

HOUSTON — An Humble man is questioning the shooting of his sibling by Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies, saying he had warned deputies that his brother was holding a toy gun and wanted to be killed.

"They didn't want to hear it. They just wanted to come in - gung ho," said Nader Khalaf, whose brother, Amjed Khalaf, 37, was shot by deputies about 9:15 p.m. Sunday at the family's home in the 6700 block of Village Bridge. Amjed Khalaf was in critical condition Monday night at Memorial Hermann Hospital, his brother said.

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