Juan Gabino Anzaldua (426)



1/1/2001: Officer James C. Powell performed a traffic stop on a vehicle in which Anzaldua was a passenger. Wanted for probation violations related to an attempted murder, Anzaldua immediately fled the vehicle. Officer Powell pursued. According to Officer Powell's department, Anzaldua made a stand and attacked the officer, who shot him twice in the belly and killed him. Anzaldua's family sued. Ranger John Aycock vouched for Officer Powell's version of events. The outcome of the lawsuit is unclear. http://www.tdtnews.com/archive/article_fb7c17eb-6104-5367-861f-a678c629abb1.html

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