HOUSTON, Tex. –– Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump has been retained by Eboni Pouncy, a woman who was shot five times by Harris County Sheriff’s Deputies on Feb. 3 in her friend’s home.
Deputies were responding to a separate burglary call at the same apartment complex where Pouncy’s friend resides. Pouncy’s friend had forgotten her house key so she and Pouncy broke her window in order to get inside. A neighbor heard the glass shatter and informed the already-present deputies of the sound.
Officers pounded on Pouncy’s friend’s door after 2 am, startling them. Fearing an intruder, Pouncy retrieved her legally-registered firearm, which she is permitted to carry. Shortly after, officers opened fire and struck Pouncy with five bullets.
Attorney Crump issued the following statement:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Eboni Pouncy as she recovers from not only her bullet wounds, but also the mental trauma that accompanies being shot. It is heartbreaking that this tragedy, reminiscent of the shooting that caused Breonna Taylor’s death, happened at all.
“We demand that the unedited police footage from that night be released immediately so that Eboni, her family, and the Houston community can gain clearer insight into what led to this terrible shooting. Our communities deserve to have full faith that law enforcement officers will not shoot us based on their own instinct or fear, but rather will rely on training and learned skills to protect the public and themselves from unnecessary harm.”
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