Fatal shooting of unarmed black man by deputy prompts town hall meeting

Sheriff Ed Gonzales, U.S. Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee, and representatives with the Houston Police Department and the DA's office attended Monday night,s meeting at the Greenhouse International Church. The meeting was called "No More Bloodshed".

The big topic of discussion was last month's fatal shooting of 34-year-old Danny Ray Thomas.

Deputy Cameron Brewer was on patrol on March 22 when he observed a physical altercation between Thomas, who was on foot, and the driver of a vehicle that had stopped at a light.

Brewer's dash cam video shows him getting out of his patrol car and ordering Thomas to stop and get on the ground.

Thomas's pants were down at his ankles.

Sheriff's investigators say Thomas did not comply with the deputy's repeated commands and advanced toward Brewer.

Brewer fired one shot, killing the unarmed Thomas.

"Were trying to do it as fairly as we can and as transparent as we can," prosecutor Vivian King told those attending the meeting. We don't have the rest of the file at this moment. We have videos because the citizens took videos."

Apparently the dash cam and citizen videos do not show the shooting.

Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee called Thomas's death an unjust killing and is asking the U.S Justice Department to investigate.

Some of Thomas's relatives attended the meeting but left without saying anything.

Thomas was reportedly dealing with depression and the sheriff has publicly questioned why Brewer didn't use his Taser gun instead of his service revolver.

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