5 things for Houstonians to know for Thursday, April 15

A demonstrator reacts along a perimeter fence guarded by police during a protest decrying the shooting death of Daunte Wright, while also holding a rendering of George Floyd, outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department, Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A demonstrator reacts along a perimeter fence guarded by police during a protest decrying the shooting death of Daunte Wright, while also holding a rendering of George Floyd, outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department, Wednesday, April 14, 2021, in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

1. HCSO says deputy fatally shoots man suffering from mental health crisis after refusing to drop knife

The family of 46-year-old Marcelo Garcia is grieving his death.

Garcia’s family said he was having a mental health crisis at about 12:40 a.m. Wednesday at his home in northeast Harris County on Wednesday.

Garcia’s wife, Luciana, said she called the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and requested their mental health unit but, according to HCSO, they were on another call.

A deputy arrived at the scene and, according to the Sheriff’s Office, was met at the front door by Garcia who was holding a knife and walking towards him.

The Sheriff’s Office said the deputy gave Garcia commands to put down the knife, but he refused. The deputy then tried tasing Garcia but it was ineffective and eventually, he pulled out his gun and fired.

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