Cop fired, sued after shooting unarmed carjacking suspect

Cop fired, sued after shooting unarmed carjacking suspect

A lawsuit has been filed against former Dallas Police Department Senior Cpl. Amy Wilburn for her December 9 shooting of carjacking suspect Kelvion Walker. Wilburn has already been fired because of the shooting.

The event, caught on dashcam footage, first shows Wilburn chasing a stolen car driven by another man. Walker was in the passenger seat of the car. At one point, the unidentified driver gets out of the car and takes off running. Walker stays inside the car in his seat.

Wilburn then gets out of her car, opens the stolen car’s door and sees Walker sitting inside. She shoots him. Walker is heard on the footage screaming after being shot. An internal investigation by the Dallas Police Department found Wilburn broke the department’s use of deadly force protocol in her handling of the event.

“A reasonable officer in fear for their safety would not have approached the vehicle in this manner,” the department said in a statement released after Wilburn’s firing.

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