You may remember reading about Phillip Narcissist being shot and killed during an arrest a few weeks ago. The entire affair seemed rather cut and dry- man is arrested, man appears volatile and does not cooperate, man is shot while charging at an arresting officer with his gun and then dies from his injuries. A tragedy, yes, but something that becomes unavoidable when dealing with a man who for all intents and purposes was a violent sociopath.
So why then did his wife approach me in my office with a USB drive, stating that the drive contained video showing our very own Chief DeSanta shooting Mr. Narcissist not once, but twice… after he was already being restrained in handcuffs? Understandably, the drive was confiscated as evidence before I had a chance to watch it and Mrs. Narcissist was arrested on scene before I was even able to question her about the origins of the tape.
This does, however, bring up some interesting questions. In the brief minutes I met with Chief DeSanta, he seemed collected enough. Calm, gruff, maybe a little rough around the edges, but certainly not the type to shoot a man after he’d been arrested. If Mrs. Narcissist’s allegations are true… why would Chief DeSanta be pushed over the edge? When I asked him about it after Mrs. Narcissist had been arrested and pulled off scene by another officer, he responded that Mr. Narcissist had assaulted one officer with brass knuckles, charged at the Chief with a gun, and they had done what was necessary to ensure their safety.
When it comes to the game of He Said/She Said, it can be hard to decipher what’s fact and what’s bias. We at the AP Times promise to get to the bottom of it one way or another… stay tuned while we work to uncover more details.
Reported by Chloe Walcott