About the Off-Duty Officer-Involved Shooting
The man fatally wounded on the night of January 16th, 2015 was Phillip Garcia, a 26-year-old who had been previously disabled due to back pain attributed to a drunk driver. The disability prompted him to leave his construction job.
The shooting occurred when Garcia and his friends were celebrating the Rockets win at Bombshells Sports Bar.The off-duty Houston Police department officer responsible was working security at the bar and was responding to a scene caused by two arguing groups being told to leave the bar.
It is alleged that at some point, Garcia brandished a gun but witnesses say his finger was not on the trigger.
Based on data from The Washington Post, Garcia was one of 991 people killed by police officers in 2015. In 2016, that number was 963.
Aftermath of the Shooting of Phillip Garcia