Isaiah Brown, gay Black man who was shot ten times by police officer who “mistook a cordless house phone for a gun.”
According to The Advocate: On April 22, Isaiah Brown, a 32-year-old gay Black man, was walking down the street away from his house in Spotsylvania County, Va., and was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher, when he was shot 10 times – that’s right 10 times, for holding a phone to his ear. Brown remains in critical and guarded condition fighting for his life. The family blames miscommunication between the dispatcher and the police officer.
The irony, if you can call it that, is that the police officer who shot him also gave him a ride home earlier, after Brown’s car broke down. How could this happen?
The police deputy, who has not been named, has been placed on administrative leave according to the sheriff’s office policy. The Virginia State Police said it is investigating the shooting.