Man Shot in the Back While Being Served Warrant, May Never Walk Again Over Unpaid Parking Tickets
Two Pennsylvania state constables shot a man in the back after he tried to drive away while they attempted to serve him multiple warrants for unpaid parking tickets.
On Thursday, two constables arrived at the home of 38-year-old Kevin McCullers to serve him warrants for 31 unpaid parking tickets.
His girlfriend says the men arrived just as McCullers was heading out in his car to Dunkin Donuts.
“They never knocked on the door! No nothing! I just heard the gunshots,” Hafeezah Muhammad said. “He pulled the car out of the garage and all I heard were gun shots. For parking tickets?! It’s insane.”
Although he was apparently just trying to back out of his garage, one of the constables told the District Attorney he felt his life was in danger. Both constables opened fire on McCullers. Of course, they shot him in the back which suggests he was not a threat.
“There was no forewarning that he was going to do what he did,” District Attorney Jim Martin said. “Both constables were taken by surprise when he turned the ignition on and stated to back out.”
“Although they receive training, they really operate under no one’s direct supervision,” Martin said. “And that I wish was something that could be cured.”
The shooting is being investigated by detectives from Whitehall Township and Lehigh County.
McCullers is being treated at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Salisbury Township and reports say the victim may never walk again.