Texas Fugitive Fatally Shot by Authorities 3/20/13
WACO, Texas - Authorities say a fugitive found sitting in a car was
fatally shot by a U.S. deputy marshal when he appeared to reach for a weapon.
Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton says 30-year-old Transcini Richerson had
been sought since December on warrants for felony strangulation and a parole
violation. He had prior convictions for deadly conduct, possession of drugs, and
unlawfully carrying a weapon.
U.S. marshals tracked him Monday afternoon to a residential neighborhood in
Waco. Authorities say as officers approached, Richerson ignored orders to show
his hands. When he reached down in the car, the deputy marshal shot him multiple
times in fear that he may have a weapon. Swanton said Tuesday he could not
confirm if Richerson was armed.
He later died at a hospital.