Brother calls police in deadly I-95 shooting 'trigger happy'

PROVIDENCE (AP) — The brother of a man shot dead by police on a busy stretch of Interstate 95 says the officers were "trigger happy" and "screwed up" when they shot him.

Lucas Tiberio tells The Providence Journal that he thinks his 32-year-old older brother, Joseph Santos, was scared after turning a corner in his life.

Santos was driving a white pickup truck Thursday when he led police on a high-speed chase through Providence. At the time, police were looking for another man who had stolen a state police cruiser, and had a report that the man was seen getting into the bed of a white pickup.

It's not clear why Santos fled.

Police have said the shooting was justified because Santos was putting lives at risk by ramming cars on the highway.



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