Rene Miguel Sanchez (3295)

7/13/2006: According to HPD, Officer Richard Pina went to Sanchez's house with the understanding that he was drunk and suicidal. Sanchez said through his closed front door that police were unnecessary. He refused to allow Pina to speak to his wife. She tried to open the windowed door as Sanchez shoved her away and revealed his gun. Pina fatally shot Sanchez though the door, hitting him in the face and neck.

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