"It will ruin your brain": Father whose son addicted to the ice was shot to death by the police after having held a deli worker hostage with a knife during a meth makes an emotional request
- John Lindsay's son, Brendan, resorted to "self-medication" with the ice of the drug
- He was shot dead 11 times when he kidnapped the delicatessen worker Sheila Tran.
- The state coroner found the actions of the four officers involved justifiable
Brittany Chain for Daily Mail Australia
The father of a man who was shot dead by police during a methamphetamine attack has begged others to stay away from the highly addictive drug.
John Lindsay said that his son Brendan & # 39; self-medicated & # 39; with methamphetamines, also known as ice, to suppress his anxiety and mental illness, but he often became violent when he was drugged.
Four years ago, Brendan was shot 11 times when he kidnapped delicatessen worker Sheila Tran with a knife on a public street in Carlisle, Perth.
The son of John Lindsay (pictured) Brendan resorted to "self-medication" with methamphetamine to reduce his anxiety and mental illness, but he often became violent while using
Brendan had a wife and daughter at home, and resorted to self-medication with ice to relieve his anxiety
"It's a drug that will eventually tear your brain apart," Lindsay told 7News on Thursday after the state coroner discovered that the actions of the four officers involved were justifiable.
"He was suffering from the effects of drinking ice, and mixed with his mental health problems this provided the disastrous and explosive cocktail that ultimately led to his death."
Lindsey said her son was trying to break his habit.
"For those who are already entangled in the disaster of this drug, we must strive to provide the care and support necessary to get their lives back to the right direction before it's too late," he said.
The father of a man (pictured) who was shot and killed by police while in an ice attack has begged others to stay away from the drug
Brendan (pictured with Ms. Tran during the incident) was shot 11 times when she kidnapped delicatessen worker Sheila Tran with a knife on a public street in Carlisle, Perth.
Ms. Tran, 37, suffered stab wounds to her neck and was also hit in the leg with a bullet during the incident (the scene appears after Brendan's murder)
Ice is known as the most addictive drug on the market, and it can supposedly hook people after a single use.
The state coroner said the four officers involved were forced to open fire on Brendan after he held a knife in his throat while threatening to kill her.
Ms. Tran, 37, suffered stab wounds to her neck and was also hit in the leg with a bullet during the incident.