Haitian-American Alan Christopher Pean who was shot in his own hospital room by an off-duty officer on Thursday is awake and in stable condition. Alan was at the hospital seeking help for a mental health and shot after police said he became combative.
His brother Christian Pean told Action 4 News that the Mission family was finally able to see him – 48 hours after he was admitted into the St. Joseph Medical Center. Christian Peon said his brother’s tubes have been removed and he is now able to breathe on his own.
“The bullet just missed his vital organs, coming out his back,” Christian Pean said. “I was preparing myself for the fact that I was traveling to Houston to bury my brother.”
“My brother went to the hospital as a patient and now is treated like a criminal,” said Christian Pean, who is also studying medicine.
“I was shocked. I was outraged. I was grief-stricken,” Christian Pean said. “We have lots of questions as to why there were lethal weapons in a hospital.”
“He went to the hospital where he thought he was going to get appropriate care, instead he got a bullet to the chest,” Christian Pean said.
Alan Pean who is charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and a bond for the assault charges has been set $60,000.