Cops Kill A Disabled Iraq War Vet In His Own Home
LYNN, Mass. – A disabled Iraq war veteran was shot and killed after police claim he grabbed an officer’s gun inside his apartment.
Lynn Police Chief Kevin Coppinger said officers were responding to reports of a disturbance. They allege the suspect, Denis Reynoso, got into a heated exchange with a person in a gray car before returning to his residence.
Investigators claim three officers entered Reynoso’s apartment where he wrestled a gun away from one of the officers.
“A physical struggle ensued during that struggle it appears that individual was able to take one of the firearms from one of the police officers and shots were fired in the apartment,” said Coppinger.
Reynoso was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries.
Family members claim the Iraq War veteran was caring for one of his two children during the shooting. They say he would never try to grab a gun from a police officer.
“You took him from two beautiful children and a wife, and a sister, and a mother, and everybody,” said Reynoso’s wife, Jessica Spinney.
Spinney says she disagrees with the police version of the story.
“Do you think a disabled veteran from Iraq would reach for another officer’s pistol? Never in a million years,” Spinney said.
The district attorney “will conduct an investigation of the use of fatal force as is protocol,” office spokeswoman Carrie Kimball-Monahan said. Findings of the investigation will be made available to the public.