Relatives of San Lorenzo man killed by deputy speak out

February 23, 2014 5:28:32 PM PST
Relatives of a San Lorenzo man killed by Alameda County Sheriff's deputies are accusing authorities of overreacting to a person who just needed medical attention.

Last Monday, 60-year-old David Goins was shot and killed inside his house.

Deputies were called after Goins, who was recovering from brain surgery, allegedly assaulted paramedics.

Family members say their father was a good man with issues.

"I can't call him again," said his son, Richard Goins. "I can't ask him for help. My grandkids can't see him no more. And I just want justice to be served the right way for my father. And I want you guys to know the man that he really was."

Sheriff officials say Goins hit a deputy with a baseball bat, prompting the deputy to fire.

An attorney, however, says deputies should have waited before creating a confrontation.

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