Clinton Peterson, 28, was refusing to leave his sister’s Dallas-area house, prompting a call to police.
"My friend had called the cops because she just wanted him to go home and calm down," Melissa Peterson said.
When officers arrived and confronted Clinton at gunpoint, he placed his hands in his pockets and backed away from officers. Melissa said that her brother then took off running and one of the officers shot him.
"That cop was out to kill him," she said. "If he's going to go out there and do it to my brother, it could be somebody else, and there's going to be another innocent soul taken,"
"I'm not aware of how many shots were fired or who shot," said Doug Sisk, a Duncanville police officer. "I know shots were fired is all I know."
The Dallas County Sheriff's Department is investigating.
Clinton leaves behind a 4-year-old daughter, Kendra.
“I think it was wrong to shoot him in the back, I really do," said Sherry Horne, Clinton's mother. “There was never a dull moment when he was around. He always talked about his daughter, always."
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