Ex-wife of double amputee shot dead by police in Huntington Park says he posed no threat

The ex-wife of the double amputee shot by police in California last week said watching the harrowing footage of his death “devastated me.”

Myissha Simpson-Lowe, 39, was married to Anthony Lowe, 36, until July 2021 when she filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences.

But the mum-of-two told the couple had remained friends after their split and she now wants justice for Lowe – who she said was struggling to come to terms with the recent amputation of his legs when he was killed last Thursday.

“Seeing the video broke me. I’m sorry… He was helpless. He posed no threat. He couldn’t do anything. He was trying to get away,” she said in an exclusive interview.

Lowe, 36, Was Wheelchair-Bound After Recently Losing His Legs

Myissha Simpson-Lowe, 39, was married to Anthony Lowe, 36 – who was shot by police in Huntington Park, California – until July 2021

Lowe, Who Used A Wheelchair To Get Around After Recently Losing Both His Legs, Was Killed In A Hail Of 10 Bullets After Trying To Flee From Police Last Thursday. He Is Shown Lying On The Sidewalk After Being Shot Multiple Times. He Was Pronounced Dead On The Spot

Lowe, who used a wheelchair to get around after recently losing both his legs, was killed in a hail of 10 bullets after trying to flee from police last Thursday. He is shown lying on the sidewalk after being shot multiple times. He was pronounced dead on the spot

She added, “I just want justice, please. The whole issue is that this is a man who is actually the size of a child. What threat was that? What threat was that?

“If they were going to do something, it could have been done in a non-lethal way. What happened to rubber bullets? What happened to the beanbags they used to shoot?

‘Bullets? That was not necessary. I’d like to see those cops prosecuted.’

Lowe, who was wheelchair-bound after losing both legs, was killed in a 10-gun hail in Huntington Park, California, last Thursday.

He was unemployed and living in South Central Los Angeles with his mother Dorothy, 53, at the time of his death.

The LA County Sheriff’s Department, which is investigating the incident, said Huntington Park police were called to reports of a stabbing at the 2400 block of Slauson Avenue at 3:40 p.m.

When police arrived, they found a man with stab wounds to the chest – the unnamed victim remains in hospital.

They discovered Lowe a few blocks away sitting in his wheelchair, but say he pulled out a 12-inch butcher knife and allegedly tried to throw it at them when they tried to arrest him.

Police Were Called To The Scene Due To Reports Of A Stabbing On Slauson Ave And Found Lowe A Few Blocks Away, Allegedly Carrying A Butcher Knife

Anthony Lowe

Police were called to the scene due to reports of a stabbing on Slauson Ave and found Lowe a few blocks away, allegedly carrying a butcher knife. They claim he then tried to throw the knife at them

Lowe Jr. Was Carrying A Large Knife That Police Say He Had Just Stabbed Someone. After Being Unable To Subdue Him With Their Tasers, Officers Said They Feared He Would Throw The Knife At Them

Lowe Jr. was carrying a large knife that police say he had just stabbed someone. After being unable to subdue him with their tasers, officers said they feared he would throw the knife at them

Then He Turned And Tried To Run, A Large Butcher Knife In One Hand

Then he turned and tried to run, a large butcher knife in one hand

Police said they then made several attempts to tase him, but opened fire when he tried a second time to hurl the knife at them.

An investigation into his death has already been completed by the LA Medical Examiner, with Lowe’s manner of death listed as homicide, while the place of death is simply labeled “curb.”

Lowe had no criminal record in Los Angeles County, but was known to police to have been arrested on April 20, 2021 on a 2007 warrant for theft and petty theft.

The charges were all dismissed after a preliminary hearing two weeks later on May 4.

Myissha, who met Lowe in 2005 through mutual friends, described the man for whom she was instantly “amazed” as “the kindest spirit.”

The couple married in 2011 and welcomed their now 15-year-old daughter Ar’Rian in 2005, but divorced in 2017.

She said, “He was the kindest spirit who would do anything for anyone that he was capable of.

“He was loving (to Ar’Rian). There when she needed to talk and when she needed her father.’

She added, “We were still friends. We still talked. When he needed me I was there and vice versa. There was just nothing legal. He was still there, though.’

But the mother-of-two also shared how Lowe has struggled in recent months, after losing his legs after what his older sister Yatoya Toy, 38, described as an altercation with Texas police during an interview with the LA times.

La Medical Examiner, With Lowe'S Manner Of Death Listed As Homicide, While Place Of Death Reads Simply

LA Medical Examiner, with Lowe’s manner of death listed as homicide, while place of death reads simply “Sidewalk”

Myissha And Anthony Lowe Married In 2011 And Welcomed Their Now 15-Year-Old Daughter Ar'Rian In 2005, But Eventually Divorced In July 2021. The Mother-Of-Two Says The Exes Had Remained Friends Even After Their Divorce

Myissha and Anthony Lowe married in 2011 and welcomed their now 15-year-old daughter Ar’Rian in 2005, but eventually divorced in July 2021. The mother-of-two says the exes had remained friends even after their divorce

Myissha said she doesn’t know the circumstances of the incident, but confirmed it happened in late 2022 and that Lowe had been trying to come to terms with his life-changing injuries.

She told that he hadn’t had a “mental health crisis,” as previously reported, but had been working on “starting over” as an amputee.

“That’s not what they said — what they said is if you lose your legs, you’re going through something,” she said.

“You have to try to get everything back to how you can function on a daily basis but without legs. That is difficult for everyone. That is a huge challenge for everyone.

“That’s just a challenge for everyone, to actually have to start over.”

Myissha, who works as a dispatcher for school bus company First Student Group America, says she now focuses on supporting Ar’Rian as she mourns the loss of her father.

She said the teen saw the video of her father being shot and was “devastated” by the loss of the man she spent a lot of time with.

Myissha Told That Lowe Did Not Have A


Myissha told that Lowe did not have a “mental health crisis” as previously reported, but was working on “starting over” as an amputee

Anthony Lowe Jr'S Family And Friends Hold A Press Conference Outside The Huntington Park Police Department On Monday To Demand An Investigation Into His Death

Anthony Lowe Jr’s family and friends hold a press conference outside the Huntington Park Police Department on Monday to demand an investigation into his death

Myissa said, ‘It’s very difficult. This is not something you would want your child to experience, not at such a young age.

“He’s 36 and she’s 15. No kid wants to go through that. Not now.

The brave mother added, “It’s hard. But I have to be strong for my daughter. Right now I am her voice, ask how she feels and let everyone know.

“She’s in pain too. Not just everyone, them too.’

Lieutenant Hugo Reynaga of the LA County Sheriff’s Office said the officers involved had been put on leave “for a few days,” but no official disciplinary action had been taken.

The agents involved have not been identified.

The incident comes three weeks after unarmed 29-year-old Tire Nichols was beaten to death by another group of police officers in Memphis, Tennessee.

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