New details in the 2017 shooting death of a Southaven man. Fox13 reports that Ismael Lopez died when police served a search warrant at his home. Turns out, police had the wrong home. Not only that, new questions are being raised about whether the cops were justified in shooting Lopez in the first place based on his actions.
The state has released over a thousand pages of new documents in the case. Lawyers for Lopez’s family claim his body was found more than 14 feet away from the shotgun that police said he pointed at them. They also claim that Lopez likely didn’t even know it was the police at his door because they never announced their presence.
A third claim says Lopez’s front door was only open no more than three inches when they fired on him, so the lawyers say the officers could not have been able to see Lopez and determined that anything he was doing was a threat to them.