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One Family's Journey Into Activism After Son Survived Police Shooting09:41
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(From left) Dominique, Alan and Christian Pean near their shared home in New York City. (Al J Thompson for KHN)
(From left) Dominique, Alan and Christian Pean near their shared home in New York City. (Al J Thompson for KHN)

One immigrant family in Texas was reluctantly thrust into activism after one of the sons survived a police shooting to the chest while being treated at a Houston hospital in 2015.

Nearly six years later, the Pean family is still wrestling with their ideas of justice and what it means to be Black in America. Sarah Varney of Kaiser Health News shares their story.

Alan Pean. (Al J Thompson for KHN)
Alan Pean. (Al J Thompson for KHN)
The Pean family gathers around Alan’s hospital bed at St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston, where he was shot by hospital security while in the grip of psychotic delusions. (Christian Pean)
The Pean family gathers around Alan’s hospital bed at St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston, where he was shot by hospital security while in the grip of psychotic delusions. (Christian Pean)
Christian, Alan and Dominique Pean. (Verónica G. Cárdenas for KHN)
Christian, Alan and Dominique Pean. (Verónica G. Cárdenas for KHN)
Dr. Harold and Paloma Pean at their home in Mission, Texas. (Verónica G. Cárdenas for KHN)
Dr. Harold and Paloma Pean at their home in Mission, Texas. (Verónica G. Cárdenas for KHN)

This segment aired on June 21, 2021.

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