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Officer sues 911 caller
TEXAS (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Texas woman who's 911 call led to a police shooting is now facing a lawsuit from one of the responding officers.
He says the woman failed to warn police how dangerous the situation was.
"If it's a 911 call, the deputy has to know it is a dangerous situation," said the officer.
The incident happened in December. Deputies say they got a call about a belligerent man. But it turned out the suspect had been taking bath salts for several days and fought with an officer to get his gun.
The suspect was shot and killed.
A responding deputy says he was injured on that call.
He is seeking $200,000 in damages, suing the homeowner for gross negligence for not telling dispatchers about the mind altering drugs.
"This is why we carry guns, and Tasers, is because we know there is always an unexpected risk in this particular work," said Sheriff Adrian Garcia.
The sheriff did not comment on the case but did say deputies will continue to respond to all 911 calls no matter what.