Parents want answers after son shoots himself in police car

News
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

AUSTIN – Parents whose teenage son fatally shot himself while handcuffed in the back of a police car are seeking answers from investigators.

Zachary Anam, 19, was arrested at an Austin mall on shoplifting charges. His parents, Sayeed and Cara Anam, believe that their son wasn’t properly searched, leading to his death.

The teen was being transported by an officer when he began to talk about suicide, authorities say. He retrieved a handgun from his waistband, shooting himself minutes later.

Authorities haven’t confirmed whether mall security or the officer searched the teen.

30 Second Downloads

TX and other states seeing lotto increase, but other states are having budget crisis because of lower sales

Thumbnail for the video titled "TX and other states seeing lotto increase, but other states are having budget crisis because of lower sales"

Here's what the baseball season is going to look like

Thumbnail for the video titled "Here's what the baseball season is going to look like"

Dallas Love Field named one of the top 10 airports in the country

Thumbnail for the video titled "Dallas Love Field named one of the top 10 airports in the country"

Don't Miss

Popular

Latest News

More News