Charles Kinsey: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

1. Kinsey Asked the Officers Not to Shoot Him Before 1 of the Officers Fired 3 Times

“When I went to the ground, I’m going to the ground just like this here with my hands up,” Kinsey said told WSVN-TV, raising his arms while in his hospital bed. “And I am laying down here just like this, and I’m telling them again, ‘Sir, there is no need for firearms. I’m unarmed, he’s an autistic guy. He got a toy truck in his hand.’”

2. He Was Handcuffed While Bleeding in the Street After the Shooting

“They flipped me over, and I’m faced down in the ground, with cuffs on, waiting on the rescue squad to come,” Kinsey told the news statin. “I’d say about 20, about 20 minutes it took the rescue squad to get there. And I was like, bleeding — I mean bleeding and I was like, ‘Wow.’”

3. Kinsey Is Trying to Work Out a Settlement With the City

“I can’t say that it did in this case specifically, but it leads you to wonder that had those things not happened, had the police not been ambushed in those parts and had they not been on heightened alert, would they have come out with assault rifles and accidentally, I don’t know if it was intentional or accidental, shot an individual who’s laying on the ground with his hands up,” Napoleon said. “He was on the ground, he was laying on the ground with his hands up and he got shot in the leg.”

4. Kinsey Has Worked at the Group Home Where the Patient Lives for More Than a Year

Kinsey has worked as a behavioral therapist at the MacTown Panther Group Homes for more than a year, his attorney told the Miami Herald.

Kinsey previously worked at the EDC Academy of Excellence, a private school in Miami.

5. The Unnamed Officer Has Been Placed on Administrative Leave 

The officer involved in the shooting, who has not yet been identified, has been placed on paid administrative leave, per department policy.

Thank god  #CharlesKinsey is alive! His life was at risk but he still tried to protect the autistic man in his care. He’s a hero! #Love it!