Granbury woman questions husband’s shooting by Phoenix-area police

Woman questions husband’s shooting by Phoenix-area police

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — A Texas woman is questioning what led suburban Phoenix police to fatally shoot her unarmed husband at a hotel.

Laney Sweet, of Granbury, Texas, says she has hired attorneys to look into the death of Daniel Shaver.

Mesa police say officers were called Monday night after guests reported seeing a man point a rifle outside a fifth-floor window.

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Police spokesman Steve Berry says officers located the room and detained Shaver and a woman outside in a hallway.

According to Berry, Shaver did not comply with officers and reached toward his lower back several times.

An officer fired his weapon, hitting Shaver.

He was pronounced dead.

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Berry says no weapons were recovered from Shaver’s body.

Officers did recover two pellet rifles in the hotel room, which they determined were related to Shaver’s pest control job.