Norwood shooting over beer summons has family demanding answers
It started as a summons for an open bottle of beer, but now there are two very different stories about why a Norwood man was wounded by the police Saturday night. The police said that as officers were trying to issue the summons, people started throwing bottles at them. When the suspect started to run away, police said one of the officers shot at him, grazing him with a bullet.Relatives of the victim, Jimmy Wimmer, have a different version of what happened. They said that the police were trying to ticket one of Wimmer's friends, and Wimmer asked the police to give his friend a break. Instead, they said the police started picking on him and was shot when he ran away. Wimmer's younger brother said the police put a gun to his head, but when he said he was 14, was let go.According to Wimmer's family, another one of his brothers was taken to the 52nd precinct as a witness. Once he got there he was arrested, released, and arrested again before he left the precinct. Wimmer's sister also received a ticket related to her car. The police said they did not know it was her car.Jimmy Wimmer was released from the hospital Sunday morning. He is in stable condition and currently being held under custody. His family said the details of the incident are being investigated by internal affairs.