September 18, 2010
Cause of death: Shooting
Last updated: over 5 years ago
Carmella Lash-Cross, the mother of George Lash, disputes the official account of her son’s shooting on a Red Line train near the Garfield/55th stop early last Saturday morning, FOX Chicago reports.
According to police officers, Lash was carrying a gun on the train. When the officers approached him, he resisted, ultimately pointing his weapon at them. At that point, the officers fired on Lash, who later died from multiple gunshot wounds.
But eyewitness evidence seems to suggest otherwise. In particular, CBS reports that Lash appears to have been handcuffed when he was shot: