Shoot Him! Shoot Him!

In downtown Dallas, Police Officer John Chase, 25, stopped a car and ticketed the driver for not having a license. Onlooker Carl Williams, 34, a homeless black man with mental problems, objected to the white officer's action. The two argued, then scuffled. Williams grabbed the officer's revolver. As the policeman pleaded for his life, voices from the gathering crowd yelled, "Shoot him! Shoot him!" Williams shot Chase in the face and strolled away, then returned and fired twice more at the dying officer. Soon after, two off-duty policemen fatally wounded Williams.

That was the original police version of the tragedy on...

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