Cheney Free Press -

By JOHN McCALLUM
Managing Editor 

Cheney police shoot man with beanbag rounds

Thirty-one-year-old with disabilities advanced on officers armed with knives that were later shown to be plastic toys

 

October 25, 2018



Amina Kahn was in her bedroom getting dressed after a shower to go to Wal-Mart when she heard the yelling coming through the window of the North Third Street duplex in Cheney. The 53-year-old mother and grandmother said she knew immediately people were yelling at her 31-year-old developmentally disabled son, Jacob Parker.

“I heard police yelling at Jacob to ‘drop the knives, drop the knives,’ then ‘OK, drop him,” Kahn said Monday.

According to Cheney police, that’s what patrol Sgt. Chad Eastep and Officer Nicole Burbridge had to do. Eastep fired four beanbag rounds at Parker, th...



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