Family Sues Amarillo over Police Shooting of Man Who Stole Ice Cream Truck

Led police on an extremely slow-speed chase for more than six hours.


A frustrated cop shot to death a man who stole an ice cream truck and drove it at "safe and prudent" speed for 6 1/2 hours, posing no threat to the public, the man's family claims in Federal Court.

Lucia Guerrero, of Fontana, Calif., sued the City of Amarillo and police Officer Jowell Bullard, on behalf of the late Ruben A. Flores and his minor child.

Guerrero claims that Bullard shot Flores, her relative, after Flores "gently weaved" around spike strips, and after "6 1/2 hours of safe and prudent driving."