Maryland police fatally shot sleeping man, lawyer claims
A Maryland man fatally shot by police was asleep in his bed when cops opened fire, a lawyer for his family contends.
Montgomery County police officers have said they shot Duncan Socrates Lemp only after he “confronted” them. But Rene Sandler, who is representing Lemp’s relatives calls the police account “completely contrary” to eyewitness reports. Lemp’s girlfriend was injured.
“The facts as I understand them from eyewitnesses are incredibly concerning,” Sandler said.
Police went to Lemp’s home to conduct a “high risk” search after being tipped off that Lemp had several illegal firearms. Three rifles and two handguns were ultimately recovered.
“We believe that the body camera footage and other forensic evidence from this event will support what Duncan’s family already knows, that he was murdered,” Sandler said.
In a statement, police department officials said prosecutors from nearby Howard County reviewing the “facts and circumstances of the encounter.”
“An established agreement…stipulates that when an officer-involved shooting involving injury or death occurs in one county, the other county’s State’s Attorney’s Office will review the event,” they said.
With Post wires
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