Charles Kinsey is a professional caregiver who was trying to help a lost autistic man who wandered away from a group home when he was shot by police.
Kinsey was in the middle of assisting the autistic man when officers arrived on the scene. The police were responding to a 9-1-1 call that reported “a man with a gun” in the area. The autistic man was playing with a toy truck.
Police come, guns aimed and at the ready.
When Kinsey sees police, he immediately puts his hands in the air and tries to explain the situation.
“All he has is a toy truck. A toy truck. I’m a behavior therapist at a group home.”