Police said the officer thought

Police said the officer thought he saw a flash of metal, perhaps from the cellular telephone, wallet and keys that police said Buruca-Melgar was carrying in his hand.
Jose Buruca-Melgar was shot in the gut point blank with no warning from police, a witness says. The Prince George's County (MD) police are counting on the hope that no one in the DC area paid much attention to the details of the Amadou Diallo case -- Diallo was supposed to be pulling his wallet out of his pocket when four cops shot forty-one bullets at him in February of last year. Folks, they can only use these bullshit excuses for as long as we let them.
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