Gerrit Alan Perkins (7252)

10/17/2012: Investigators said the deputy was serving a warrant on Gerrit Perkins, who was accused of assaulting his girlfriend. The deputies searched a house. One of the deputies found the suspect hiding in a closet and said he asked Perkins to show his hands, but the suspect made a sudden move while carrying a shiny object. The deputy then shot him. The shiny object turned out to be a telephone. Perkins died at North Cypress Medical Center a short time later.

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