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Witnesses yell, ‘He can’t hear you’ as police shoot deaf man

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man in front of his home as he approached them holding a metal pipe didn’t hear witnesses yelling that he was deaf, a department official said Wednesday. Magdiel Sanchez, 35, wasn’t obeying the officers’ commands before one shot him with a gun and the other with a Taser on Tuesday night, police Capt. Bo Mathews said at a news conference. He said witnesses were yelling, “He can’t hear you” before the officers fired, but they didn’t hear them.

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