Gospel Singer Adrian Medearis Fatally Shot By Houston Police Officer During Traffic Stop

Gospel singer Adrian Medearis was fatally shot by a police officer during a routine traffic stop in Houston, TX.

According to Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo, the officer pulled over the 48-year-old musician around 1 AM on Friday for driving at more than 90 mph. A struggle allegedly broke out between Medearis and the cop while the singer underwent a sobriety test.

HPD says during the altercation, the officer pulled out his taser and fired it, but at some point Medearis was able to get the taser in his hands. Police say the taser was ineffective because of the close range.

The officer fired four rounds, shooting into Medearis at least twice. Medearis was transported to the hospital where he later died.

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Family members and friends told ABC13 the events and allegations described by police don’t sound like Medearis at all. Loved ones say he wasn’t violent and always respected authority.

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