Man Shoots Self – Accuses Black Man of Shooting Him
On February 1, 2014, 34 year-old Brent Thomas Posada of Redding, California went to Shasta Regional Medical Center reporting that he was a gunshot victim. Posada claimed that he was standing on the sidewalk outside his home in the 100 block of Hilltop Drive when a man approached him and pointed a handgun at his head. Posada described the alleged suspect as a Black male, 6 feet tall, 185 pounds, in his late 20s and wearing a black hoodie-style sweatshirt, blue jeans and black, high-top shoes with silver stripes.
According to Posada, he pushed the suspects arm and the gun went off hitting him in the stomach.
Police conducted a search of the area but did not find evidence to support Posada’s story. They also examined Posada’s clothing. They found evidence that did not support Posada’s story. For one, while Posada said the suspect had a handgun, Posada had been shot with a high-powered air rifle. Posada then admitted that he shot himself in his apartment. He gave no motive.
The case has been referred to the Shasta County district attorney’s office to determine if charges of filing a false police report should be filed.
It was years ago, and I want to say that it might have been Richard Pryor, but there was a very profound act about using the “template.” It said along the lines that whenever a crime is committed where the suspect is a Black man, that the cops bring out a template or silhouette and ask the victim, “Is this him?” That gives the cops right to arrest the first Black man they see. This story reminded me of that.
Then too, I was reminded of Jodi Arias and how she first said that people dressed like Ninjas killed Travis Alexander. Jodi even said that she thought one of them was Black.
Sources: The Raw Story