[WATCH] This Military Veteran Was Found NOT GUILTY After Threatening Cops With a Gun for Banging on His Door

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A friend had been concerned about Gene Phillip Vela’s health.

The ex-marine suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder from his days in combat.

He had just spoken to his pal Andrew Clark sounding upset, just before they hung up he told him he needed help.

Clark, concerned about his friend’s well-being, ended up calling 911 in forming the dispatcher about Vela’s distressed state.

Moments later police and emergency services were on their way to his apartment in central Austin. In the meanwhile, the call taker contacted Vela.

The already disturbed man was confused by the phone call and then further alarmed by the ruckus outside his apartment.

Someone was incessantly banging on his door.

So, he took his pistol and went into his living room to check out what was going on.

None of the police officers present identified themselves as members of law enforcement when Vela opened the front door while holding his gun.

It was not until a negotiator arrived on the scene that he learnt he was dealing with cops.

Forty-five minutes after that call from Clark, the man with mental health issues was shot thrice – with one bullet entering his shoulder.

Then he was placed under arrest charged with aggravated assault on a public servant.
This was two years ago.

Now Vela, whose post-traumatic disorder symptoms have worsened, is suing the city of Austin and the Austin police Department claiming negligence, excessive force and unreasonable search and seizure.

So what was he doing between the November 2013 incident and now? He was in jail serving time for his charges that were dropped earlier this year.

Essentially, this means his injuries that night, the stand-off and jail time should have never happened in the first place.

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  • Frostbitten

    Bet he’s not friends with that guy anymore.

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    I will never open my door to these feral treasonous animals if I have done no wrong and if they felony home invade in violation of their sworn oaths to me…I’ll kill every treasonous maggot that perpetrates that felony…..

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