Trigger Happy Cop Kills Unarmed Man Holding Baby: Scottsdale, AZ
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An Arizona man was shot to death by police Tuesday while holding his grandson. Police say 50-year-old John Loxas was holding his grandchild in his arms as he walked around his Scottsdale neighborhood Tuesday night threatening neighbors and police. "There were at least three officers in position to engage the suspect. At least one of the officers thought he saw something in the suspect's hands," said Sgt. Mark Clark. Loxas was standing outside of his home with his grandchild still in his arms when Officer James Peters fired one shot to the head, killing the suspect. Police say the 9-month-old boy was not injured during the shooting. Officers also escaped unharmed. Some neighbors are now questioning the officers actions. Investigators say the officers on the scene thought Loxas was holding a gun. Detectives did not find a weapon on Loxas following the shooting, but did locate several firearms inside the home. Officer Peters, who fired the fatal shot, has been involved in seven shootings over the past decade. Six of those have been fatal, and all have been ruled justified.