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Errol Shaw Jr, 39
Detroit, Michigan
August 29, 2000

Agencies: Detroit Police Department Michigan

Last updated: about 1 year ago

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A deaf man unable to speak and brandishing a metal-toothed rake was shot to death by a police officer who answered a call of a man threatening his parents with a knife, police Chief Benny Napoleon said Wednesday.

The NAACP criticized the shooting Tuesday of 39-year-old Errol Shaw Jr., calling it "horrifying and sickening."

Lawyer Geoffrey Fieger called the death an execution and said he has been hired to sue on behalf of Shaw's parents.