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Posted on 12/08/2012 7:39:00 PM PST by Morgana
FULL TITLE: Walmart security guard shoots 'shoplifting' mother dead in parking lot as she tries to escape with two young children
A 27-year-old mother of two has been fatally shot by an off-duty sheriff's deputy after he suspected her of shoplifting at a Houston Walmart.
Harris County Sheriff's deputies have said that victim Shelly Frey, Tisa Andrews and Yolanda Craig were stealing when they were confronted by Louis Campbell a 26-year veteran of the force who works as a security guard at the store.
According to Campbell the women ran to their car and when he rushed to open the door, they accelerated away - at which point he fired the deadly shot into the car which hit Frey in the neck.
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Security at the store on the 14000 block of the North Freeway had noticed the three women 'stuffing items inside their purses' and notified Campbell, who was working an extra job that evening.
Investigators with Harris County said the three women even attempted to pay for some small items to act as a cover for the shoplifted ones.
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At first I thought the kids were either human shields or "take your children to work day".
Just a bad babysitter.
The Guard/Officers life is toast now either way. By the time the lawsuits are finished...
Feel for him.
Already posted: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2966900/posts
It is never to smart to try to run over a uniform telling you to stop, particularly with a court order against you to even go to a Wal-Mart.
Guess she won’t be shoplifting again.
Take Your Babies To Steal ~
This crowd does seem rather rough around the edges and in the middle.
He said that his daughter had moved to Houston after Hurricane Katrina to start a new life,
Getting shot for shoplifting is a bit over the top, but he may well have feared getting run over. And it looks kind of like she was a professional shoplifter—a gift to Houston from Hurricane Katrina.
I must say, she is really creepy looking in all that purple.
Too many action movies.
It does get old having cops go into 'cop' mode while being paid by a private company. Did he magically turn into a 'cop' once the theft began? Is the city now responsible for said cops actions?
She is creepy without the purple. She is just a creepy girl!!
Perfect mom, aside from all that stealing.
Kind of odd that an officer with 26 years experience would be involved in this kind of incident. He must have felt threatened in some way. But, yeah, life as he knew it is over. And Walmart is going to be sued big time as well.
You play you pay.
Too bad too sad. Its a an occupational hazard of thievery.
Unless his or someone elses life was in danger, this guy did a stupid thing, sorry. Don’t get me wrong, she was wrong for stealing, but to put everyone else in the parking lot at risk for just some stolen cr*p? I hope to hear that there was some good reason for the shooting.
Yeah, there was a thread on this earlier. I still think of it as the “feel-good” story of the day. Career-criminal trash gets taken out, right in the commission of their crime. Beautiful. And a great message to any others who wish to come here to Texas and bring their festering, degenerate criminality with them.
How big a story it becomes probably depends on whether the cop was white or not. If he was white, expect the usual suspects to come and whip up emotions. If he was African-American, it will just be a local story.
It's too bad that someone died, but at least it wasn't the cop (assuming the facts as presented are reasonably accurate).
Earlier in the year she pleaded guilty to stealing shirts and a package of meat from another Walmart and as part of her plea arrangement she agreed to never enter Walmart stores again.
She must have thought it was a Sam's Club.
Geez, here we go again. She wasn’t shot for the mere act of stealing.
Here’s the story from the previous long thread - the three women were spotted stealing in Walmart by an employee - the employee notified the deputy/security - as they were leaving the deputy tried to stop them at which time the woman (who later died) hit him - the women exited the store to a “waiting car” (don’t know why it was “waiting” but sounded like the kids were left in it - such responsible parenting), the women got into the car and the deputy again tried to get them to stop and get out - the deputy was standing in the driver’s opened door - the driver (not the one who died) sped off dragging the deputy at which time he fired hitting the woman who had hit him - during the dragging his shoes came off - the driver did not care enough about her friend to take her to the ER but drove home where they let her “bleed out” - the woman shot was still alive and she or one of them was able to explain what had happened to a neighbor - the EMS/Fire Dept. arrived and worked on her but she died - the driver is in jail for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon aka the car and the other one in jail for robbery - the dead one has a history of theft and was court ordered not to set foot inside a Walmart - the children they brought with them on their crime spree are with relatives - Texas law is if someone dies during a crime those perpetrating the crime are all (the two women) are charged with murder - Walmart has video.
She was in her car trying to get away. If I read correctly she was headed right for the officer.
Good shot as far as I am concerned. She was nothing more than a common thief.
She lived by the sword so she died by it.
So tell her mommy and daddy to stfu. They did not raise her any better now they are crying that she died a common criminal?
this is what is needed at all retail and prices could drop 15-20%
There is no basis for a lawsuit, especially in Texas.
The perps were obligated to stop, and placed their own lives at risk by running.
I, for one, would sentence him to death for killing a person that “might” br guilty pf a shoplifting charge.
Off duty cop shoots shoplifter as she tries to drag him to his death.
She did manage to drag him out of his shoes...
Good for you!
Now read the story before you embarrass your species any further.
>> “Getting shot for shoplifting is a bit over the top” <<
There are people in California doing 25 to life for shoplifting as their third offense.
Do you by any chance come from a habitual crime family?
Yep. If you’re a chronic felon in California we want you to clean up your act or take your felonious ways elsewhere.
“’Shelly was the perfect mom, perfect friend, perfect daughter,’ said her father, Shelton Frey.”
Sorry; it would seem that is blatantly false. I tire of these post-mortem rapsodies.
“He said that his daughter had moved to Houston after Hurricane Katrina”
I KNEW it, as soon as I saw “Houston” and “shoplifting woman” - I just figured. These guessing games are just too easy.
Read the story before posting.
Hey, baby, you’re giving me a bad name You’re grounded!!!!!!
Obviously you’re an Obama victim/voter.
The crimnals are responsible for all that unfolds in the commission of their crimes. They (the survivors) will do time for murder.
You’re not listening.
As we say, that’ll learn ‘er!
It was a “Must shoot” situation, although he should have targeted the driver first.
He’s in no trouble at all.
>> “Youre not listening.” <<
A “Poster Case” for my tag line.
I haven't seen the Wal-Mart security video.
But, for a cop with 26 years of experience, putting himself between the car door and driver is a no no.
His actions of shooting are up in the air.
Of course he could have done the exact right thing.
But, my patience with govt workers and the protections they abuse is over.
Now, there are various lines to draw and cross out there. Was he a 'cop' when he did this? Or a paid security officer and other questions.
It is obvious the criminals are wrong, but the largest criminal is the government enterprise.
....wait a min. ....r u sayin..dont do the crime if can’t....do .....?
I see. He put himself in a dangerous position between the door and the driver.
That means if the driver tries to murder him with the car, he has no right to defend himself.
You and all your victim friends have a home at DU.
shoot she shoulda shoplifted a bullet proof vest somewhere before the walmart caper if she knew that they’d turn out to be a gettin all huffy about things....
I look forward to the video. It will be a great learning tool for proper vehicle engagement.
Not so fast there, my FRiend, first there’s a Walmart and many, many blocks of Houston than need to be burned, then they can go to DU...
He thought she was a dog....
1. I do not believe that shooting the driver is taught in police training as an approved method to stop a car from running over or dragging the officer. It is a way to stop a car from getting away. But if the only purpose is avoid injury to the officer himself, I doubt that any respectable police training program teaches this. Instead, I think that police officers are taught to avoid putting themselves in a position where they can be run over or dragged.
2. If I am reading this correctly, in this case the officer’s bullets did not hit the driver but instead killed a passenger who had earlier hit him and whom he was pursuing,
3. There were children in the car.
It is certainly one more criminal off the streets but I personally view the officer’s conduct as highly suspect. I think that allowing police officers to shoot and kill fleeing suspects in a case like this on the basis of the purported fear of being run over is dangerous for society and a bad thing.
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