Cubanamerican 24-year-old with a history of mental illness, died Sunday afternoon after being shot in his own home by a police officer in Homestead, in Miami-Dade.
Police went to the residence after an emergency call from the young man’s grandmother, who He pointed out that his grandson locked himself in the bathroom with a kitchen knife.
The woman requested that they enter her house with the intention of hospitalizing her grandson under the Baker’s lawwhich regulates the obligation for a mentally ill person to undergo an involuntary assessment in a hospital in the event of a crisis.
“I never thought about it, I told him, ‘please don’t hurt my grandson'”Caridad Roseti, grandmother of the deceased, said that she cried at America Tevé’s statements.
The family demanded justice, as they assured that the authorities were well aware of the case and that they had previously intervened in the house, located at 1298 12th Avenue and 11th Place in the southeast of the county.
The mother and grandmother of the deceased young man – identified as Daniel Allen Kempf They insist there are no weapons in the house and even though he locked himself in the bathroom with a knife, he didn’t pose a danger to anyone, or at least not. a risk that an agent trained for such cases would not face.
“While an investigation was ongoing, a confrontation occurred with a subject, during which a Homestead police officer He was forced to fire his weapon. The subject was declared deceased at the scene,” said Captain Fernando Morales, spokesperson of the Homestead police.
“The police killed him inside the ‘room’ with a gun, he was sick and the police killed him, he was sick but a small child, 24 years old, there is no forgiveness from God for that,” the deceased’s grandmother repeated through tears. .
Shocking photos shared by the victim’s family show a trail of blood left in the bathroom after the shooting.
“They shot my son to death. There are two holes in my wall, which means that the other shots were from my son and they killed him in the bathroom, which means that he has nowhere to go. They committed a crime” said Yaneisy Roseti, mother of the deceased.
“We were trying to help him, we were going to take him to the hospital … but Baker Act went to kill him. We didn’t have a gun in the house and they went to every room like there was a drug or something going on, turned every room, ” added the mother of the deceased.
From time to time Daniel Allen Kempf goes through periods of crisis and can be a little aggressive, but the family says there is no justification for the young man who was shot to death.
At the time of writing, there are no other official details about what happened