The husband of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey reportedly pointed a gun at Black Lives Matter protesters who knocked on the man’s front door during a protest outside of his home.
Melina Abdullah, a professor of Pan-African studies at California State University, Los Angeles, told NBC News she was attending a protest Monday morning outside of the man’s home, and rang the doorbell to invite the district attorney to talk to other BLM activists gathered outside.
After Abdullah rang the doorbell, an elderly African American man opened the front door and pointed a gun at her chest and at the protest organizer, who was also on the porch, reports the news agency.
In a partial video clip of the interaction posted to Twitter, Lacey’s husband tells the person on his porch to “get off of my porch” while pointing a gun at the woman.
MAN: Right now, get off!
WOMAN: Good morning.
MAN: Get off of my porch.
WOMAN: Are you going to shoot me?
MAN: I will shoot you, get off of my porch.
WOMAN: Can you tell Jackie Lacey that we’re here.
MAN: I don’t care who you are, get off of my porch, right now.
MAN: We’re calling the police right now.
I’m front of DA Jackie Lacey’s house for that community meeting she promised with the @BLMLA crew. Rang her bell to invite her.
— Melina Abdullah (@DocMellyMel) March 2, 2020
“We heard the gun cocking, and I thought I was being paranoid,” Abdullah told the news agency. “But then he opened the door, leading with the gun. He saw me and lowered it, pointing it at my chest.”
“We don’t know how crazy he is, we didn’t know if he’d actually shoot me so we did” back away, said Abdullah. “I’m a mother of three kids, and I really don’t want to get to shot.”
The incident occurred only a day before Lacey will face an election for a third-term as LA County district attorney.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the protesters arrived early in the morning, before the sun had come up, and about thirty people had gathered in front of Lacey’s home at the time of the incident.
The Times reports that Lacey has previously agreed to have a meeting with activists in response to a decision to not criminally charge Ed Buck, a man with a history of having other men overdose on drugs inside of his home. Lacey has maintained the DA’s office was unable to prosecute Buck because the evidence in the case was improperly acquired.
As the Daily Wire previously reported, Lacey has been criticized by Abduhllah before, including at a meeting last November where the professor accused the district attorney of lying “in the faces of the families of those killed by police.”