Daughter Calls 911 to Help Suicidal Mother, Cops Shoot Her by Mistake, Then Kill Her Mom
Sparks, Nev. police answering a call about a suicidal woman shot the woman’s daughter by mistake, then killed the mother.
Latham, the gouther, says she and her sister were checking on their mother, Monica Ritchey, at her home in Sparks after 2 p.m., when their mother held a gun to her own head and threatened to shoot herself.
Latham called 911 and says defendant Officers Chad Mowbray, Ryan Simpson and Sgt. Michael Keating responded, incorrectly identified her as her mother and shot her.
Latham says she told the police dispatcher she was with her sister outside and that her mother was armed, threatened to kill herself, fired rounds into the air, was depressed and on pain medication, and threatened to shoot herself if police showed up.
The dispatcher told Sparks police that Latham and her sister were outside their mother’s home, and Mowbray deployed an AR-15 rifle when he arrived and stayed at his car, Latham says in the complaint.
Latham says she was backing up while holding a phone to her ear with one hand and held the other over her head when Mowbray shot her.
She says that either Simpson or Keating said over the radio that Ritchey had pointed a gun at them and told Mowbray to “take the shot,” which he did after confirming the order. He shot Latham - not her mother.
Latham was maimed and suffers from permanent neurological injuries.
After Mowbray shot Latham in the leg, other officers thought Ritchey had fired the shot, and Keating shot and killed her, according to the Gazette-Journal.
Latham seeks punitive damages for civil rights violations and negligence.
Teach your children to never call cops. To do so can and often does put an entire family in a life threatening situation.
“Call the gun and badge thugs whenever you need to make a bad situation worse”
Police don’t know how to deal with a suicidal person except I guess kill the person before they kill themselves.
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