Lyndo Jones an unarmed man shot by Mesquite Police Officer while getting in his own car. Attorneys: Since the shooting Nov. 8, Lyndo Jones has been hidden and denied counsel.
On Nov. 8, police received a call about a man allegedly breaking into a vehicle in the 1300 block of South Town East Boulevard.
“While officers were responding, the caller said the suspect had broken into a pick-up truck and was setting off the vehicle’s alarm,” Mesquite PD said.
When an officer arrived at the scene, a confrontation took place, police said, and the officer fired his pistol at the suspect. Three more officers on the scene fought with the suspect and managed to handcuff him. He was held on the ground until paramedics arrived, police said. The suspect is in stable condition.
Attorneys Lee Merritt and Justin Moore:
Lyndo Jones, was shot twice by police and is being denied counsel.
“Lyndo Jones was dealing with a minor car issue after accidentally triggering his alarm and being unable to disable the security system,” the attorneys said. “Mr. Jones was approached by Mesquite Police Department and commanded to step out of his vehicle. Mr. Jones exited his vehicle and attempted to explain the issue when he was shot once in the stomach by an unidentified Mesquite police officer.”
The attorneys also say the officers “attacked” Jones and shot him again in the back. He was then arrested and taken to the hospital, where he was “unlawfully questioned by Mesquite PD detectives who disregarded his constitutional right to have counsel present,” the lawyers said.