Officer shoots man after Taser fails to faze him
Brian Chasnoff: Express-News
On two occasions since October, Alshery has been Tasered three times by the same San Antonio police officer, Emanuel Keith — each time to little effect.
After the stun gun proved less than efficient for a third time Thursday morning, Keith pulled out his service weapon and fired, striking Alshery, who was brandishing a knife, multiple times in the upper chest and arm, police said.
Keith, a 12-year member of the San Antonio Police Department who also used a baton in trying to detain Alshery, was placed on administrative duty while police investigate the incident.
"It appears the officer followed SAPD policy in use of force," said police spokesman Sgt. Gabe Trevino, adding that Tasers "are just tools. Nothing's 100 percent."
Alshery has "previously been pepper-sprayed, bean-bagged and Tasered with no noticeable effects," a police report says.
"It had no effect," says the police report.
Fearing for his colleague's life, Keith fired multiple times, the release says.