Tucson police officer fired after fatally shooting a 61-year-old in a mobility scooter nine times

A Tuscon police officer has been fired after fatally shooting a man sitting in a mobility scooter, officials announced.

Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus condemned the shooting in a news conference Tuesday after body camera video and surveillance footage showed former police officer Ryan Remington shooting 61-year-old Richard Lee Richards nine times after Richards was suspected of shoplifting from a Walmart.

“His use of deadly force in this incident is a clear violation of department policy and directly contradicts multiple aspects of our use of force and training,” said Magnus.

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