Injured Deputy Sues Homeowner Who Made 911 Call
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HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area deputy is suing the family of a man he fatally shot following a 911 call last year, alleging he and others who responded were not properly warned about the danger they faced.
Harris County sheriff’s Deputy Brady Pullen is seeking up to $200,000 from Carmina Figueroa, a relative of Kemal Yazar. Officials say Yazar confronted EMS workers and deputies who responded to a home in the Houston suburb of Katy in December. Figueroa is listed as the home’s owner.
Pullen and another deputy struggled with Yazar before fatally shooting him. Pullen suffered a concussion and other injuries. An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
Pullen’s attorney and Figueroa did not immediately return calls seeking comment.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office declined to comment.
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