Activists call for justice in death of man killed by deputy last week

Marcelo Garcia, 46 (KPRC 2)

HOUSTON – A group of activists will speak in Houston on Monday to call for justice in the death of a man killed by a Harris County deputy last week.

Investigators said Marcelo Garcia was shot and killed after charging at a deputy with a knife.

Garcia’s family said Garcia suffered from mental illness and that he was unarmed when he was shot.

FIEL held a news conference Monday where leaders of the organization, the Garcia family attorney and his family members asked for justice and answers in Garcia’s killing.

Garcia’s sister said the family is asking for the bodycam footage in order to get an accurate picture of what happened at the time of his death. The family is also asking for Garcia’s body, so he can be put to rest.

The family is also asking for a meeting with Sheriff Ed Gonzalez in order for them to get the opportunity to ask questions and demand more information as to why her brother was killed.

Watch the full news conference below:

A group of activists spoke in Houston on Monday to call for justice in the death of a man killed by a Harris County deputy last week.

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Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli has been a digital news editor at KPRC 2 since 2018. She is a published poet and has background in creative writing and journalism. Daniela has covered events like Hurricane Harvey and the Astros World Series win. In her spare time, Daniela is an avid reader and loves to spend time with her two miniature dachshunds.