MIAMI (AP) — The autistic man who was the intended target of a police bullet is suffering from emotional distress, not eating and traumatized following the shooting of his caretaker.
Multiple media outlets reported Saturday that Arnaldo Rios’ mother, Gladys Soto, said during a Saturday news conference that she is worried about the safety of her son.
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Family attorney Matthew Dietz says the 27-year-old has been in distress since the shooting of Charles Kinsey on Monday and criticized the lack of police training when handling someone with mental illness.
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The officer’s union has said that Officer Jonathan Aledda thought Rios was about to shoot Kinsey, who was trying to coax Rios back to a nearby group home. The officer fired three shots at Rios but missed and accidentally struck Kinsey in the leg.
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