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Prosecutor: SWAT Unit Justified In Killing Unarmed Man In April

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A Connecticut state prosecutor said police were justified when they fatally shot an unarmed man in April because they thought he had a gun.

A SWAT unit killed the 27-year-old Latino man outside his mother’s home in Manchester after an hours-long standoff.

Officials said the man came out his front door pointing something at police — it turned out to be a cell phone. The state prosecutor said the man previously told police he had a gun and was going to start shooting.

The ACLU of Connecticut said the state failed to hold police accountable for killing the man. They said the man’s mother told police he was unarmed and begged them not to kill him.

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.