Timestamp8/22/14 18:31
Date Searched13-Mar-11
StatePA - Pennsylvania
CityNorth Philadelphia
Victim NameCarmelo Winans
Victim's Age29
Victim's GenderMale
RaceBlack or African American
Hispanic or Latino OriginHispanic or Latino origin
Shots Fired2
Hit or Killed?Killed
Armed or Unarmed?Armed
WeaponGrabbed officer's weapon
Summaryhttp://Two officers responded to a home at 2:30 p.m., where Carmelo Winans, described as suicidal, was in the kitchen with a knife. He dropped the knife. One officer (Richard Nicoletti) approached; Winans grabbed the officer's gun and it discharged, hitting the officer's vest. The second officer (Matthew McCarthy) fired on the man and killed him. The victim's family believed the shooting was not justified and sued, getting $400,000 in an out-of-court settlement. Since I can only add one source below, here are the others: http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/03/13/1-man-dead-after-police-involved-shooting-in-north-philadelphia/ http://abclocal.go.com//story?section=news/crime&id=8010899 http://popperyatvin.com/blog/2014/01/11/popper-yatvin-settles-suit-over-philadelphia-police-shooting-of-emotionally-disturbed-man/
Source Linkhttp://abclocal.go.com//story?section=news/crime&id=8010899
Name of Officer or OfficersMatthew McCarthy
Was the Shooting Justified?2
County StatePhiladelphia PA - Pennsylvania