In breaking news, yet another unarmed black man was subjected to police brutality in an unprovoked attack. A 47-year-old caretaker, named Charles Kinsey, was shot in Miami as he attempted to comfort his patient, a 23-year-old autistic man. The video footage of the incident has gone viral in which Kinsey can clearly be seen lying on the ground with his hands in the air, while his patient sits cross-legged beside him, playing with a small rectangular object that was later revealed to be a toy truck. For all those searching for more information about the incident and are Googling, “Charles Kinsey wiki,” “who is Charles Kinsey,” “Charles Kinsey shot,” and “Charles Kinsey Miami,” you’ve come to the right place because we’ll give you all the information you need to know about the unfortunate tragedy.
Video of an unarmed Charles Kinsey trying to help autistic client just b4 he is shot by @NorthMiamiPD @WPLGLocal10 pic.twitter.com/1Nt9v1nFtZ
— Todd Tongen (@toddtongen) July 20, 2016
If you’re wondering about Charles Kinsey Wiki, here are ten facts about the victim of the police brutality attack:
He Is a Behavioral Therapist
Charles Kinsey works at the MacTown Panther Group Homes, where the 23-year-old autistic patient lives. He has been employed at the facility for more than a year.
He Is From Miami
Kinsey’s Facebook page states that he attended Miami Northwestern High School and Miami-Dade College. Before joining the group home, he earlier worked at a private school in Miami, called EDC Academy of Excellence.
He Was a Caretaker
Kinsey was a caregiver to a 23-year-old autistic man, from a group home in the Miami Suburb where he worked.
He Was Trying to Help His Patient
The autistic patient had run away from the home and Kinsey was simply doing his job in attempts to retrieve the patient and return him to the home, where he lived.
The Shooting Was Captured On Camera
The incident was recorded on a cellphone camera and the video showcases the victim’s innocence. It went viral almost immediately. The actual shooting was not recorded, but the victim and his patient are seen sitting on the ground.
He Was Unarmed and Shot in the Street
Kinsey’s autistic patient was sitting cross-legged in the middle of the street, playing with a toy. In the video, Kinsey is clearly seen lying on his back on the ground next to his patient, with his hands up in the air, trying to explain the situation. Kinsey did not possess any weapons of assault on him and no guns were found at the scene of the shooting.
The Alleged Weapon Was a Toy Truck
Kinsey’s patient was sitting and playing with a small rectangular object that was revealed to be a toy truck.
Kinsey Was Handcuffed and Left Bleeding
Kinsey was shot in the leg once after the officer fired three times. He made the statement, “I’m like this right here, and when he shot me, it was so surprising. I thought it was a mosquito bite, and when it hit me I had my hands in the air, and I’m thinking I just got shot! And I’m saying, ‘Sir, why did you shoot me?’ and his words to me were, ‘I don’t know.'”
The Miami Police Have Issued a Statement Regarding the Shooting.
“There is preliminary information that North Miami Police Officers were dispatched to the scene after a 911 call was received of an armed male suspect threatening suicide. Arriving officers attempted to negotiate with two men on the scene, one of whom was later identified as suffering from autism. The other man was later identified as an employee of an assisted living facility. At some point during the on-scene negotiation, one of the responding officers discharged his weapon, striking the employee.”
What Happens Next?
The cop who shot Kinsey has been placed on administrative leave as is the standard department policy. His name has not been released to the media. Kinsey’s attorney, Hilton Napoleon is trying to reach a settlement with the city. The victim is recovering in the hospital and is expected to be discharged soon.
He spoke to reporters from the hospital, “I was really more worried about him than myself, because as long as I’ve got my hands up, they’re not going to shoot me,” Kinsey said. “This is what I’m thinking, ‘They’re not going to shoot me.’ Wow, was I wrong.” Kinsey’s wife said that she’s just relieved that he is alive to tell the story of what happened to him.