SWAT Team Shot David Hooks at Home Empty Of Drugs Or Contraband
This is why “no knock” raids are extra dangerous for everyone in range, literally. I believe the people when they say the police did not identify themselves. And camo instead of uniforms took any chance for the wife to identify the police on sight outside her home at night. Just that would have saved a life.
Sheriff’s deputies raided the home without identifying themselves, Shook said, contrary to their claims that they told Hooks they were officers with a search warrant. The sheriff’s office had also said they fired at Hooks for aggressively pointing a gun at them near the back door, but Shook alleges that the deputies blindly shot at Hooks through a wall without knowing who was there.
When Hooks’ wife saw men in dark clothing heading for their home at 11 p.m. on Sept. 24, she woke up her husband and told him that the thieves who had stolen their SUV were back. Hooks grabbed a gun and headed to the door, according to Shook.
Deputies shot more than 16 times, Shook said in a statement.
Authorities searched Hooks’ home for 44 hours, but found no drugs, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Hooks’ family says that he didn’t use drugs or sell them. They say he ran a successful construction company.
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