Mother of man shot by US police arrives to meet authorities

The mother of the 20-year-old Irish man who was shot by a US police officer has arrived in Oregon.

The mother of the 20-year-old Irish man who was shot by a US police officer has arrived in Oregon.

The Oregonian newspaper said Dorothea Carroll is planning to take her son’s body back to Dublin early next week.

Carroll hopes that a face-to-face meeting with investigators will yield more details about the night that Officer Tony Gonzalez shot her son, Andrew Hanlon, in Silverton.

So far details about the shooting on July 1 have been scarce.

Hanlon, described by his family as mentally ill, was killed when Officer Tony Gonzalez responded to a report of a burglary.

But relatives said he was in the habit of banging on their door when he wanted to be let in, and that he may have just been confused and knocked on the wrong door.

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