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Walmart security guard shoots 'shoplifting' mother dead in parking lot as she tries to escape...
mailonline ^ | 12.8.2012 | James Nye

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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"Inside the car as it was speeding away were two small children - investigators have said that they were not Frey's children."

At first I thought the kids were either human shields or "take your children to work day".

Just a bad babysitter.

1 posted on 12/08/2012 7:39:14 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana

The Guard/Officers life is toast now either way. By the time the lawsuits are finished...

Feel for him.


2 posted on 12/08/2012 7:43:14 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Morgana

Already posted: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2966900/posts


3 posted on 12/08/2012 7:43:18 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Great nations are born stoic and die epicurean. -Will Durant)
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To: Morgana

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.


4 posted on 12/08/2012 7:43:37 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Morgana

Guess she won’t be shoplifting again.


5 posted on 12/08/2012 7:45:02 PM PST by TXBlair (We will not forget Benghazi, Mister Prez.)
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To: Morgana
hmm ~ firing into a car with kiddies ~ hmm hmm hmm ~ there is some wisdom in getting the plate number in cases like this isn't there.

Take Your Babies To Steal ~

This crowd does seem rather rough around the edges and in the middle.

6 posted on 12/08/2012 7:45:30 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Morgana
I'd heard that corporate policy at Wal-Mart was to not follow shoplifters out of the store. Of course, in this case the guard was a law enforcement officer, which changes the case somewhat. But since when do you shoot a suspected shoplifter (presumably a misdemeanor perpetrator) who wasn't threatening anyone?
7 posted on 12/08/2012 7:46:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Morgana

Katrina transplant.


8 posted on 12/08/2012 7:47:20 PM PST by gunnut
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To: Morgana
Shooting a woman in a Walmart parking lot for stealing some shit. Why not. Country's falling apart as it is.
9 posted on 12/08/2012 7:48:06 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Morgana
'Shelly was the perfect mom, perfect friend, perfect daughter,' said her father, Shelton Frey.

He said that his daughter had moved to Houston after Hurricane Katrina to start a new life,

10 posted on 12/08/2012 7:48:16 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Morgana

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.


11 posted on 12/08/2012 7:48:50 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Morgana
Shooting the driver seems like a odd way of making the scene safer or defending himself.

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?

12 posted on 12/08/2012 7:54:30 PM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: Cicero

She is creepy without the purple. She is just a creepy girl!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv0S2gzcEeU


13 posted on 12/08/2012 7:55:32 PM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: umgud

Perfect mom, aside from all that stealing.


14 posted on 12/08/2012 7:58:10 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Shadowstrike

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.


15 posted on 12/08/2012 8:02:33 PM PST by rbg81
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To: Morgana

You play you pay.


16 posted on 12/08/2012 8:03:20 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Morgana

Too bad too sad. Its a an occupational hazard of thievery.


17 posted on 12/08/2012 8:05:00 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Morgana

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.


18 posted on 12/08/2012 8:09:08 PM PST by Paradox (Unexpected things coming for the next few years.)
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To: Morgana

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.


19 posted on 12/08/2012 8:09:16 PM PST by greene66
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To: Shadowstrike
It does say he was in fear of his life.

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).

20 posted on 12/08/2012 8:12:26 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Morgana
Frey wasn't even supposed to be at a Walmart that evening.

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.

21 posted on 12/08/2012 8:12:52 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: hinckley buzzard

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.


22 posted on 12/08/2012 8:14:44 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Paradox; All

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?


23 posted on 12/08/2012 8:15:02 PM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Morgana

this is what is needed at all retail and prices could drop 15-20%


24 posted on 12/08/2012 8:21:19 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Shadowstrike

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.


25 posted on 12/08/2012 8:21:31 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Morgana

I, for one, would sentence him to death for killing a person that “might” br guilty pf a shoplifting charge.


26 posted on 12/08/2012 8:22:04 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: Morgana; Shadowstrike; A_perfect_lady; Vigilanteman; TXBlair; muawiyah; 2ndDivisionVet; gunnut; ...
More accurate title:

Off duty cop shoots shoplifter as she tries to drag him to his death.

She did manage to drag him out of his shoes...

27 posted on 12/08/2012 8:22:30 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: babygene

Good for you!

Now read the story before you embarrass your species any further.


28 posted on 12/08/2012 8:25:52 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: Cicero

>> “Getting shot for shoplifting is a bit over the top” <<

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There are people in California doing 25 to life for shoplifting as their third offense.


29 posted on 12/08/2012 8:25:59 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: babygene

Do you by any chance come from a habitual crime family?

She did.


30 posted on 12/08/2012 8:27:56 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

Yep. If you’re a chronic felon in California we want you to clean up your act or take your felonious ways elsewhere.


31 posted on 12/08/2012 8:28:52 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: Morgana

“’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.


32 posted on 12/08/2012 8:30:20 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Paradox

Read the story before posting.


33 posted on 12/08/2012 8:32:55 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Shadowstrike
That sounds like a don't shoot situation to me, he is in big trouble.
34 posted on 12/08/2012 8:33:02 PM PST by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: babygene

Hey, baby, you’re giving me a bad name You’re grounded!!!!!!


35 posted on 12/08/2012 8:36:14 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: Theoria

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.


36 posted on 12/08/2012 8:36:59 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: ANGGAPO

You’re not listening.


37 posted on 12/08/2012 8:38:05 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: Morgana

As we say, that’ll learn ‘er!


38 posted on 12/08/2012 8:38:18 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: ANGGAPO

It was a “Must shoot” situation, although he should have targeted the driver first.

He’s in no trouble at all.


39 posted on 12/08/2012 8:38:58 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: null and void

>> “You’re not listening.” <<

A “Poster Case” for my tag line.


40 posted on 12/08/2012 8:41:01 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor
Yes, the criminals are responsible for their actions, the 'cop' as well.

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.

41 posted on 12/08/2012 8:41:14 PM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: bgill

bookmark


42 posted on 12/08/2012 8:43:21 PM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Beowulf9

....wait a min. ....r u sayin..dont do the crime if can’t....do .....?


43 posted on 12/08/2012 8:43:42 PM PST by jimsin
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To: Theoria

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.

Got it.


44 posted on 12/08/2012 8:44:00 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: Theoria

You and all your victim friends have a home at DU.


45 posted on 12/08/2012 8:44:50 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

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....


46 posted on 12/08/2012 8:47:34 PM PST by jimsin
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To: null and void
Look, we don't know if the driver went forward[what was he holding onto with his free hand?], which would have done anything to the cop. Or went in reverse and injured the cop.

I look forward to the video. It will be a great learning tool for proper vehicle engagement.

47 posted on 12/08/2012 8:47:50 PM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: editor-surveyor

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...


48 posted on 12/08/2012 8:48:05 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: Morgana

He thought she was a dog....


49 posted on 12/08/2012 8:49:41 PM PST by freebilly
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To: bgill

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.


50 posted on 12/08/2012 8:49:49 PM PST by Stingray51
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