MEMPHIS, Tenn (localmemphis.com) - Lawyers representing the family of Ismael Lopez told reporters their independent analysis of the shooting scene conflict with law enforcement's story.
Lopez was shot and killed by Southaven Police, who were assisting Tate County in finding a domestic violence suspect, Samuel Pearman, who is listed at a different address than Lopez's home.
The Lopez family's legal team hired a private investigative team, Inquisitor, Inc., to take their own pictures and analysis of Sunday's shooting scene.
According to the investigators, preliminary findings show three bullets went directly through Ismael Lopez's front door. They say the direct path shows the door was closed and not cracked open like District Attorney John Champion told reporters earlier this week.
The investigators say they did not find any traces of blood outside the house, conflicting with accounts that Lopez's dog toward an officer prompting them to shoot at it.
"Three bullets went into that door, and that door was shut when those bullets went into the door. That's what our investigative team has concluded. It's a direct line there are three bullets there's no way that the door was cracked open that there was somebody there," said Wells."
Wells also said their team spoke with neighbors who were home at the time of the shooting, who said they did not hear any verbal commands or orders before the sound of gunfire.
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