Deaf News: Unarmed Deaf man using sign language allegedly shot by US police

Posted on August 23, 2016

Deaf people across the world have expressed their sorrow and dismay at the news that an American Deaf man who was unarmed was shot dead by police, allegedly as he tried to communicate with them in sign language.

ITV news reports:

Police allegedly shot dead a deaf man outside his front door as he tried to communicate with them in sign language.

Officers in North Carolina had attempted to pull over 29-year-old Daniel Harris last Thursday for speeding, according to NBC.

But instead of slowing down, Mr Harris continued on his way home.

One witness reported Mr Harris was then shot and killed “almost immediately” after exiting his vehicle”.

The witness said it appeared the victim had attempted to communicate with an officer via sign language when he was fired on outside of his home.

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