By Bob Owens
Paul Gaston reached for a realistic handgun thrust in the front of his pants despite pleas from bystanders and orders from police to lay down so he could be taken in to custody.
We’re sure to have someone complaining that police officers were wrong to fire upon suspect Paul Gaston as he reached for a realistic weapon in his waistband after being told to get down on the ground, but the multiple cell phone videos that captured the incident earlier this week in Cincinnati show that is was a textbook case of “how to get shot.”
Cincinnati citizens called the police after Gaston, who appeared to be “under the influence,” crashed into multiple objects before finally wrecking his truck into a utility poll.
Paul Gaston appeared to be “under the influence of something” as he drove Wednesday down Harrison Avenue “hitting other things,” a woman told a 911 dispatcher.
After he crashed his pickup into a utility pole, a second 911 caller said he stumbled out of the vehicle, “dropped a gun, and then picked up the gun and took off.”
Less than half an hour later, Cincinnati police officers shot and killed Gaston, 37, after officials said he reached for a gun …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms