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Ex-wife: 'Why did they shoot him?'

EVERETT, Wash. -- The former wife of a man fatally shot by police says bullets shouldn't have been the police's answer to the man's attempt to drive while intoxicated.

Niles Meservey, 51, had twice been arrested for domestic violence. Family members admit he drank too much.

But his ex-wife says he never should have been gunned down in a parking lot.

"Niles had his problems, but niles did not deserve to get shot," said Debbie Meservey.

The couple divorced in April.

Debbie Meservey says her former husband could be belligerent. But she believes Everett police had other options when he refused to get out of his car in the parking lot of the Chuckwagon Inn on Wednesday night.

"There was two officers. I understand they could have yanked him out," she said.

Several people called 911 on Wednesday night to report Niles Meservey was drunk and trying to drive away. Officers arr

Added: Jun-13-2009 Occurred On: Jun-13-2009
By: komakazzi
Tags: Everett, Washington, police, shoot, kill, intoxicated, driver, parking lot, Chuck Wagon Inn
Location: Everett, Washington, United States (load item map)
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