The sister of knocked out Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a man shot by a cop, said Monday that he was bipolar, schizophrenic and had turned off his medication – and that she was simply trying to get mental health help when she called authorities.
“He had an episode. He was just inconsistent and played, “Rulenis Munoz, 33, told Lancaster Online about her 27-year-old little brother, Ricardo Munoz.
In Sunday’s press release on the incident, police said that “the caller said that her brother became aggressive with his mother and tried to break into her home.”
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But Rulenis Munoz said she only called a local crisis intervention group and an emergency police number.
“I called to find out what the procedure was to help him,”
When a cop arrived at Munose’s mother’s home around 4:25 p.m., Ricardo Munoz burst through the front door and stormed the law, holding the knife up, a video with a video camera showed.
The retreating officer fired several shots, killing Munoz – and caused a riot that raged deep Monday morning.
Dozens took to the streets of Lancaster, some vandalizing cops, smashing windows and setting fires on the way to the local police station, where cops fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.
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Roulenis Munoz – who was not at his mother’s home at the time of the shooting and said her brother had visited her earlier in the day – told Lancaster Online that the family had been trying for years to get help for Ricardo Munoz.
“He was cute. He took care of it, “she said, noting that he first began showing symptoms of mental illness about 10 years ago while attending college.
He was eventually diagnosed and treated for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, but did not take his medication, Rulenis said.
In March 2019, Ricardo cut and stabbed two men, a woman and a 16-year-old boy at a home in Lancaster after he was beaten in front of the house, according to police.
When the cops arrived on that call, he was holding a knife to his own throat and had to be Tasered.
Munoz has been charged with four felonies and the case continues, with Munoz released on $ 1 million bail, according to court documents.
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