A police officer is accused of shooting and killing an unarmed man after a minor traffic incident

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Wikimedia Commons


By JG Vibes
September 7, 2013

This past Saturday a San Antonio man was shot and killed by an off duty cop after both vehicles pulled to the side of the road for some unknown reason, most likely a minor traffic incident.  The victim of the attack was an unarmed 29 year old man named Matthew Jackson.

According to the family Matthew was sitting in the car at the time of the shooting, but the police are denying that and refusing to show any type of evidence.

KENS5 reported that Jackson’s wife and brother said they drove by the scene separately around 7 a.m. looking for Mathew, since he never came home that night.

Both people said Mathew’s body was in the front seat of his car, with his left foot on the ground and he appeared to be shot while sitting in his own vehicle.

A spokesman for the sheriff’s office said that evidence gathered at the scene and the preliminary investigation indicates that is not accurate.

Jackson’s family gathered near the scene and said they waited more than two hours before getting to talk with investigators.[1]

“I want to know the truth and I gotta rely on them to find that,” said his brother Patrick, who questions why Thomas was not given a field sobriety test or why he fired shots at Mathew.

“We aren’t getting answers,” Patrick Jackson said. “And the answers we are getting are misleading.”

“His biggest fear in life was to not be a good dad,” Patrick Jackson said, referring to his brother’s 21/2-year-old son. Matthew Jackson wouldn’t have taken any risks because he was a father, his brother said.[2]

Thomas is now on a paid vacation until the investigation is complete, but unfortunately it is the police who will be investigating the case.