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  • Active shooter reported at Antioch theater (Nashville, TN area) (update: shooter is dead)

    08/05/2015 11:51:50 AM PDT · by OrangeDaisy · 161 replies ^ | 8/5/2015 | Chuck Morris
    Posted: Aug 05, 2015 1:36 PM CST Updated: Aug 05, 2015 1:46 PM CST Posted by Chuck Morris Connect NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Police are responding to a call of an active shooter at the Carmike 8 Cinemas on Bell Road in Antioch. The incident occurred just after 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday. Dispatch confirmed three EMS units have been sent to the scene. Witnesses at a nearby business reported one person covered with blood. Check back to and Channel 4 News for updates.
  • Despite attempt at ‘suicide by cop,’ only one of 177 police bullets hit Marine veteran

    06/04/2015 1:39:52 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 40 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 06/04/2015 | Zeke MacCormack
    BOERNE — A troubled war vet who fired shots during a confrontation with police while robbing a Fredericksburg convenience store — he later called it an attempted suicide by cop — admitted guilt and is asking a jury here to assess his punishment. Officers fired 177 bullets during the melee, but Victor A. Valdez, 25, escaped the Dec. 18, 2013 incident with a minor buttock wound, according to testimony this week. Police unleashed the firepower when Valdez, a former Marine lance corporal with post traumatic stress disorder from his service in Afghanistan, fired through the store’s front window after more...

    05/21/2015 7:12:41 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    WABCTV7 NYC ^ | 5/21/15
    HACKENSACK (WABC) -- Authorities are investigating a deadly police-involved shooting in New Jersey Thursday in which a 24-year-old allegedly armed with a knife was fatally shot by officers. The incident occurred on Temple Avenue in Hackensack around 1:30 p.m. Authorities say three officers were dispatched to 10 Temple Avenue for a probation welfare check on 24-year-old Elvin Diaz. It is unclear exactly what transpired next, but Diaz, who sources say displayed a knife, ended up shot several times. Diaz was rushed to Hackensack University Medical Center, where he later died. Two officers were also hospitalized as a precaution, but they...
  • Authorities investigating triple homicide in Kentucky (Parents took away teens computer privileges)

    02/15/2015 7:51:10 PM PST · by PROCON · 95 replies ^ | Feb. 15, 2015 | ADAM BEAM and BRUCE SCHREINER
    CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy killed in a shootout Saturday with police in Maryland, prompted the search of his home over 500 miles away in Kentucky, where authorities found the bodies of his parents and younger sister. Friends and relatives of Jason Hendrix were struggling to understand how the boy, a faithful churchgoer who was baptized just two months ago, could end up as the suspect in the slayings. Hendrix, a Kentucky high school ROTC student and active church member, was angry at his parents for taking away his computer privileges when he's suspected of killing his family...
  • Longview police release video of officer-involved shooting

    01/28/2015 2:31:40 PM PST · by kiryandil · 232 replies
    KLTV-ABC ^ | January 28, 2015 | Ashley Slayton
    Longview police have released a video of an officer-involved shooting in which a teenager was killed. Longview Police Department Chief Don Dingler addressed the incident during a conference Wednesday before the department aired the video.
  • Cops Shot And Killed 17-Year-Old Girl At Texas Police Station

    01/26/2015 9:36:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 311 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | January 26, 2015 | Caitlin MacNeal
    The Longview Police Department placed three officers on leave after a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed in the lobby of the station last week, the Marshall News Messenger reported. According to officials, Kristiana Coignard entered the Texas police station on Thursday evening brandishing a weapon. Police spokeswoman Kristie Brian said Coignard used a phone in the lobby to call police dispatch and asked to see an officer. When officers arrived in the lobby, she "came at the officers" with a weapon, according to Brian. Police did not confirm what type of weapon Coignard had, but Longview Mayor Jay Dean...
  • Parents of Mentally Challenged 19 yr old Fatally Shot by San Jose Police Demand Full Investigation

    09/06/2014 11:36:24 PM PDT · by She_is_my_ hero · 55 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Aug. 26, 2014 | Robert Handa
    The parents of a San Jose woman killed by police after she allegedly threatened to kill her family are demanding answers and a full investigation by the district attorney's office. Diana Showman, 19, was fatally shot by an officer outsider her home after coming out holding a black power drill. Police were responding to reports of a woman holding an "uzi-type weapon" in the Blossom Hill Road neighborhood. (VIDEO)
  • Family upset officers used deadly force (shot 16 times) against suicidal teen

    09/01/2014 12:50:07 PM PDT · by GilGil · 36 replies ^ | 08/25/2014 | Marc Jaobs
    When officers arrived, they made contact with the person, later identified as Joseph Jennings, in the parking lot. During the encounter, officers with the Ottawa Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff's Office were involved in a shooting. Jennings was treated at the scene for gunshot wounds and transported to an Ottawa hospital where he later died. "Why did it take them shooting him 16 times at least for them to bring him down and go and take care of what they needed to take care of?" Jennings' aunt, Brandy Smith said. Ottawa Police Chief Dennis Butler said officers did what...
  • Eric Sanders, attorney for Miriam Carey family, Arrested in New York

    10/16/2013 8:06:51 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 14 replies
    Re-Newsit ^ | 15 October 2013
    Eric Sanders, lawyer for Miriam Carey's family was arrested today. The arrest comes on the heels of a scathing twitlonger tweet, from Sanders Esq., in reference to the handling of the Miriam Carey incident: "After we somewhat rest Miriam's soul on Tuesday, we are going to press a full frontal campaign to bring those who violated her civil rights to justice." Eric Sanders, a civil rights attorney best known for suing the NYPD, was arrested outside his house in Melville, L.I., Tuesday morning after Federal Bankruptcy Judge Dorothy Eisenberg issued a warrant last week. Eisenberg was furious that Sanders had...
  • Revealed: California killer who abducted teenage girl is shot dead in Idaho wilderness

    08/11/2013 9:30:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 8-11-13 | Lydia Warren, Michael Zennie and Jessica Jerreat
    Full Title: Revealed: California killer who abducted teenage girl is shot dead in Idaho wilderness 18 years TO THE DAY after his own father committed suicide while holding another 16-year-old hostage James DiMaggio's kidnapping of 16-year-old Hannah Anderson, whom was said to have a 'crush on,' could be a horrific case of history repeating itself, it has been revealed. DiMaggio's father, also named James DiMaggio, shockingly killed himself 18 years ago to the day that DiMaggio was shot dead by an FBI agent in the Idaho wilderness. Hannah was found safe and is expected to be reunited with her father...
  • Officer kills man who refused to give up gun, chief says (TX)

    03/01/2013 2:06:59 PM PST · by bgill · 39 replies
    KXAN ^ | March 1, 2013 | Sophia Beausoleil
    The man had called police saying that he had just shot and killed dog that he said had was attacking him. The dispatcher asked the man to return to his home and let police take over once they arrived, Acevedo said. When the officer arrived, the man had the semiautomatic pistol tucked into his waistband, the chief said. The man was told to give up the gun, but instead drew it on the officer, Acevedo said. The officer then drew his gun and fired. He was pronounced dead around 7:45 a.m., Acevedo said.
  • Masked gunman kills self after opening fire at Oregon mall, killing 2

    12/11/2012 6:46:35 PM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 60 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/11/2012 | Unatributed
    A gunman who witnesses say was wearing camouflage and a white plastic mask opened fire in a shopping mall near Portland, Ore., in a rampage that left three dead, including the shooter, and multiple wounded, police said. Authorities say police "neutralized" the gunman but have yet to elaborate on how he died. Witnesses described a harrowing scene, as the gunman appeared to be dressed in body armor while firing off an estimated 60 shots from a semi-automatic rifle. One witness told KPTV that the gunman ran past her and her boyfriend and "had the look of death in his eyes."
  • Knife-wielding man gunned down by cops in Times Square

    08/12/2012 4:28:33 AM PDT · by raybbr · 86 replies ^ | 8/12/21012 | LARRY CELONA, AARON FEIS and ANNIE KARNI
    Cops shot a knife-wielding maniac dead on a packed Midtown street yesterday after several officers drew their weapons and chased him at gunpoint through Times Square. “Shoot me! Shoot me!” the armed madman shouted at a crowd of more than 20 cops, who had followed him for several blocks and blasted him with pepper spray before cornering him on Seventh Avenue near West 38th Street, according to witness Robert James. The furious 51-year-old finally lunged at the officers with his 11-inch butcher knife, leading two cops to blast him in the torso, groin and arms at about 3 p.m., police...
  • Family Of Teen Shot By Police On Freeway Files $120 Million Lawsuit

    06/18/2012 4:25:17 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    CBS) ^ | June 18, 2012 12:45 PM
    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The parents of a 19-year-old Winnetka man who was fatally shot by police following a late-night chase through the San Fernando Valley filed a $120 million federal lawsuit Monday against the city and Los Angeles Police Department. Abdul Arian was shot several of times by Los Angeles police around 10 p.m. April 11 after he led officers on a high-speed pursuit that ended on the Ventura (101) Freeway near Woodland Hills. According to the LAPD, Arian called 911 during the pursuit, which began after he ran a red light, and told a dispatcher he was armed...
  • Teenager shot dead at school by police who thought his pellet gun was a lethal weapon

    01/05/2012 1:00:21 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 73 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Jan. 5, 2012
    A teenager was shot dead by police today after brandishing a pellet gun in the hallway of his school. Police say 15-year-old Jaime Gonzalez was holding a weapon that looked like a handgun, and refused to lower it when asked to by officers. The two officers who shot the eighth-grader have been suspended while police carry out an investigation into his death. The report which sent officers rushing to Cummings Middle School in Brownsville, Texas stated that a student had been seen holding a gun, according to the town's police chief Orlando Rodriguez. Robert Valle, 13, was among the school's...
  • 'Death by suicide': Police fire after man aimed pellet gun while stopped on I-275(TN)

    04/16/2011 5:17:13 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 10 replies ^ | April 16, 2011 | Don Jacobs, Linda X. McCoy
    Guy Ronald McDowell walked out of a hospital and into a "suicide by officers" scenario that left him dead, a family friend said Friday. Attorney and family friend Eddie Daniel said McDowell, killed by police on Interstate 275 after he pointed what turned out to be a pellet gun at officers, had been released from an area hospital shortly before the Thursday night shooting that Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch termed a "suicide by officers" plot.
  • Carroll County Woman Threatening Suicide Fatally Shot by State Trooper

    04/11/2011 8:54:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Carroll Standard ^ | April 11, 2011 | Copy Desk
    (HAMPSTEAD, MD) – A Carroll County woman armed with a handgun and threatening suicide was fatally shot by a Maryland state trooper Monday evening after she refused repeated orders to surrender and pointing the weapon in the direction of police on the scene. According to reports, troopers from the Westminster Barrack were called to the 4600-block of Upper Beckleysville Road, Hampstead, Md at about 5:40 p.m. today for a domestic situation between the 40-year-old woman and her sister, with whom she lived. While en route to the scene, a second call was received informing troopers the woman had armed herself...
  • Statement By Gen. Stanley McChrystal

    06/23/2010 11:22:51 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 156 replies · 2+ views
    WBZ/AP ^ | 6-23-10
    *snip* This morning the President accepted my resignation as Commander of U.S. and NATO Coalition Forces in Afghanistan. I strongly support the President's strategy in Afghanistan and am deeply committed to our coalition forces, our partner nations, and the Afghan people. It was out of respect for this commitment — and a desire to see the mission succeed — that I tendered my resignation.
  • Tulsa police shoot, kill man who threatens suicide

    04/12/2010 2:59:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 580+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 12, 2010
    TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Tulsa police say an officer shot and killed a man who was threatening suicide when the man pointed a handgun at officers.
  • Pentagon Shooter Used Islamic Terms, Jihad Code, Arabic Script In His Internet Postings

    03/08/2010 11:35:38 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies · 71+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | March 7, 2010 | Pamela Geller
    Shepard Smith didn't get the memo. Shep, why aren't you shrieking at the camera, wringing your hands, blaming the koran? Liberal whoppers: John Patrick Bedell, the man who went on a shooting spree outside the Pentagon this week, was a Bush-hating, pot smoking, registered democrat. Although officials said he did not have any suspected links to terrorist groups, it was discovered this weekend that Bedell used the Arabic term “inshallah” or “God willing,” using Arabic font – “إن شاء الله” – on more than one on his internet postings. The Pentagon shooter, resolving political conflict, inshallah Creeping Sharia When the...
  • Pentagon Shooter (John P Bedell) Railed Against U.S. on Internet [ 9-11 TRUTHER! ]

    03/05/2010 9:45:43 AM PST · by rface · 12 replies · 676+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 3.5.10 | FOX NEWS
    The (internet) user named JPatrickBedell wrote the Sabow case was "a step toward establishing the truth of events such as the September 11 demolitions." . Resentment of the U.S. government and suspicions over the 9/11 attacks have surfaced in writings by the Californian identified as the gunman who shot two Pentagon police officers before he was mortally wounded in a hail of return fire. John Patrick Bedell, 36, of Hollister, Calif., was identified as the shooter. Signs emerged that Bedell harbored ill feelings toward the government and the armed forces, and had questioned the circumstances behind the Sept. 11, 2001,...
  • Pentagon shooting suspect believed to be behind anti-government rants

    03/05/2010 9:07:43 AM PST · by Lorianne · 13 replies · 569+ views
    CNN ^ | March 5, 2010
    Investigators on Friday were looking into the history of a man who they say shot two police officers at a Pentagon entrance Thursday evening. The shooter, identified by a law enforcement source as John Patrick Bedell, appears to have railed against the government repeatedly on the Internet. Through podcasts and a Wikipedia page, a man identified online as JPatrickBedell cast the government as a criminal force destroying personal liberties. "This seizure of the United States government by an international criminal conspiracy is a long-established reality," the man said in a podcast in November 2006, which also was published as text...
  • Pentagon Shooter: Anti-Bush Nut Case and 9/11 Truther

    03/04/2010 10:42:16 PM PST · by TruthHound · 176 replies · 5,578+ views
    There was a shooting just outside the Pentagon today, at a security checkpoint. Two cops were injured; breaking reports say the suspect, J. Patrick Bedell, has died. The suspect, believed to be a U.S. citizen, walked up to a security checkpoint at the Pentagon in an apparent attempt to get inside the massively fortified Defense Department headquarters, at about 6:40 p.m. local time. “He just reached in his pocket, pulled out a gun and started shooting” at point-blank range, Keevill said. “He walked up very cool. He had no real emotion on his face.” The Pentagon officers returned fire with...
  • Official: Major Hasan Is Awake, Speaking to Medical Staff

    11/09/2009 8:04:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 329 replies · 10,376+ views
    FOX ^ | November 9, 2009
    Fox News can confirm that Fort Hood suspect Army Major Nidal Hasan is awake and speaking to medical staff at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.Hospital spokesperson Maria Gallegos says he's in critical but stable condition. A U.S. Army spokesman says Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the suspected Fort Hood gunman, is in critical but stable condition three days after he allegedly opened fire on the military base that killed 13 and left 29 wounded. Hasan, 39, was shot during an exchange of gunfire during Thursday's attack. The military moved him on Friday to Brooke Medical Center, where he...
  • Florida Police Fatally Shoot Man in His Bedroom (Administrative leave!!!!)

    06/15/2009 7:48:27 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 146 replies · 1,902+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 6/15/2009 | Staff
    Police were called early Sunday to the home Manuel Salvador Morales Jr. shared with his parents because relatives said Morales was threatening himself with knives. Police spokesman Tom Nichols says two officers confronted Morales, who was armed and failed to comply with their commands. No additional details about the confrontation or how Morales was armed were released. Nichols says Officer Albert Riccardi fired two shots at Morales, who was hit twice in the torso and pronounced dead at a hospital.
  • Tucson police officer shoots and kills suicidal woman

    05/03/2009 11:24:21 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 11 replies · 850+ views
    Tucson police say an officer fatally shot a suicidal woman after she pointed a gun at police. Tucson police spokesman Officer Chuck Rydzak said Sunday that officers went to the woman's home Saturday night after she sent a text message to family members telling them goodbye. Officers heard loud music coming from 57-year-old Joanna Lee Smith's house when they arrived. Smith refused to open her door and told officers to "just go away."
  • Police Shoot, Kill Woman Who Threatened Suicide

    03/07/2009 1:57:33 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 35 replies · 1,089+ views
    LA TUNA CANYON, Calif. -- A woman threatening to shoot herself at her home in La Tuna Canyon was fatally shot by SWAT officers after she allegedly pointed a weapon at them, according to police. The standoff -- which began about 7:30 p.m. Thursday when the woman called police and threatened suicide -- ended in gunfire about noon Friday, said Officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations office. No officers were hurt, Herrera said.
  • Officers shoot woman wielding BB gun

    03/02/2009 11:34:29 AM PST · by CholeraJoe · 22 replies · 1,260+ views
    Evansville Courier Press ^ | February 28, 2009
    A 20-year-old Evansville woman is recovering at St. Mary's Medical Center after being shot three times by police officers early Saturday. Samantha McDaniel, 1054 Hatfield Drive, was wounded after she allegedly threatened officers with what ultimately proved to be a BB pistol. The incident occurred shortly after midnight on the Lloyd Expressway east of Boeke Road where officers stopped her after she reportedly enticed police to chase her Ford Mustang. At a news conference Saturday afternoon, Evansville Police Chief Brad Hill questioned whether McDaniel might have been attempting "suicide by cop." He explained she repeatedly had called dispatchers and initiated...
  • Police Respond To Domestic Disturbance Call, Fatally Shoot Man (Inglewood Police=Wrong Apartment?)

    07/21/2008 11:10:45 AM PDT · by Smogger · 27 replies · 233+ views
    KNBC News Channel 4 ^ | July 21, 2008 | KNBC
    INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- An armed man was shot to death early Monday by an Inglewood police officer, authorities said. The shooting occurred at Hillcrest Boulevard near Regent Street at about 12:30 a.m., an Inglewood police officer said. Authorities withheld the name of the dead man, pending notification of relatives. Police said officers went to the apartment building in response to a report of a family dispute. "The door was opened by an individual," Inglewood police Lt. Mike McBride said. "He was armed with a handgun, and he immediately raised the handgun toward the officers, and at that point, the officers...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 2-12-2007

    02/12/2007 4:33:14 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 139+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 2-12-2007 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. A man shot to death. That's not all; He first shot at some cops--what gall! For where it was done it's time for a pun-- "Seeing Peter by Robbing St. Paul?"
  • Antioch man shot dead by police(Weird Story)

    02/16/2006 2:57:30 AM PST · by Marius3188 · 13 replies · 704+ views
    CONTRA COSTA TIMES ^ | 15 Feb 2006 | Danielle McNamara
    A man was shot and killed by Antioch police early this morning after he threatened officers with a knife. Police responded to a call on Rubye Drive at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday night from an elderly man who reported seeing what he described as a group of vampires outside of his home, Antioch police Cpt. Steve McConnell said. When officers arrived, the man invited them inside and then came at one of the officers with a large kitchen knife and a meat fork. The officer shot the man twice. He died at the scene. Police did not release the name of...
  • Man killed by deputy during struggle (San Diego)

    01/27/2006 8:17:35 PM PST · by CAWats · 17 replies · 659+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 012706 | By Pauline Repard
    DULZURA – A sheriff's deputy shot and killed a 42-year-old man during a struggle after a traffic stop on rural Deerhorn Valley Road near Honey Springs Road yesterday, authorities said. The man grabbed the deputy's baton and came at him, ignoring orders to drop it, sheriff's homicide unit Lt. Dennis Brugos said. The deputy fired at least twice, killing the man. The man's name was withheld until his family could be notified. The deputy's name was not released.
  • Lawyer: Teen Shot by Police Brain Dead

    01/14/2006 4:44:59 PM PST · by Peace4EarthNow · 121 replies · 2,584+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Saturday, January 14, 2006 | KELLI KENNEDY
    LONGWOOD, Fla. - The 15-year-old boy shot by police while brandishing a pellet gun in a middle school bathroom was clinically brain dead Saturday but was being kept alive to harvest his organs, his family's attorney said. Christopher Penley was expected to die Saturday night, said family attorney Mark Nation. "His organs are in the process of being harvested," Nation told reporters outside a hospital. Earlier, Kelly Swofford, a family spokeswoman and neighbor of the boy's parents Ralph and Donna Penley, said the boy had died and that the family was "devastated." Penley, of Winter Springs, was accused of pulling...
  • Student Thought to Have Gun in Fla. School Killed

    01/13/2006 10:29:08 AM PST · by devane617 · 75 replies · 1,673+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 01/13/2006 | FoxNews
    LONGWOOD, Fla. — A suicidal eighth grader who pulled a handgun in class and briefly took another child hostage was shot by a sheriff's SWAT team member Friday when he later threatened deputies, Seminole County officials said. Sheriff Don Eslinger said the 15-year-old boy brought the gun to Milwee Middle School in his backpack and briefly took a fellow student hostage during a classroom scuffle. The sheriff's office said they have not confirmed if the gun is real or a toy. The student then ran from the classroom, Eslinger said, and was pursued by deputies into a restroom and isolated...
  • Deputies shoot 8th grade student on [FL] school campus

    01/13/2006 9:46:28 AM PST · by OXENinFLA · 98 replies · 2,364+ views staff ^ | 1-13-06 | staff
    Deputies shot a "suicidal" 15-year-old student who brandished a gun at Milwee Middle School near Longwood this morning after chasing the boy into a restroom, Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger said. The student was taken to a hospital, and his condition was not disclosed. The boy brought a gun to school in his backpack, Eslinger said, and briefly took a fellow student hostage in a classroom while other students evacuated. After a scuffle, the 15-year-old ran from the classroom and "traveled with this firearm throughout the campus," Eslinger said. He was pursued by deputies into a restroom and isolated there....
  • Man killed by police after chase, shootout had a criminal record (San Diego)

    10/29/2005 6:51:56 AM PDT · by radar101 · 2 replies · 418+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | Oct. 29, 2005 | Joe Hughes
    The man killed by San Diego police after a moving gunbattle Thursday afternoon had a criminal past that included convictions for armed robbery and assault on a police officer, records show. Santino Juarez, 31, of Encanto was also wanted on two arrest warrants: for violating probation for a purse-snatch conviction in Chula Vista in 2003, and for a drunken-driving conviction July 28 in El Cajon. An undercover San Diego police detective was looking for Juarez in connection with the robbery warrant when he spotted him about 2 p.m. near the mobile-home park in Encanto where Juarez lived. The detective called...
  • LAPD officers kill man who shot at them while holding baby

    07/10/2005 9:58:17 PM PDT · by SmithL · 137 replies · 2,403+ views
    AP ^ | 7/10/5
    LOS ANGELES - Police officers shot a man and the 19-month-old infant he was carrying Sunday night when he emerged from a home and fired at them following an hours-long standoff, authorities said. The man was killed and it was unclear how badly the baby was injured. The standoff began at around 3:45 p.m. when officers responded to an area west of Watts because residents reported a man behaving erratically and aggressively. The suspect, who was not immediately identified, fired at the officers and ran inside a home, taking at least two people hostage, LAPD spokeswoman Officer April Harding said....
  • Chain saw attacker had BAC of 0.495 ("Suicide by cop")

    03/30/2005 6:27:13 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 23 replies · 769+ views
    Citizen's Voice ^ | 3/30/2005 | Robert Kalinowski
    William Henkle had more than 20 alcoholic drinks in his system when he attacked police with a chain saw outside his Forty Fort home last month, toxicology tests reveal. Henkle, who was killed by a flurry of police bullets following the attack, had a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.495 percent, according to test results recently received by the Luzerne County coroner's office. The 40-year-old's blood-alcohol concentration was more than six times the amount (0.08) to be considered legally drunk in Pennsylvania. No traces of illegal drugs were found in the two blood samples and one urine sample tested at National Medical...
  • 'It doesn't make sense,' says wife of man shot by CHP: Car chase, killing followed domestic dispute

    03/08/2005 7:51:47 AM PST · by SmithL · 83 replies · 1,750+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/8/5 | Ryan Kim
    It began as an argument between a husband and a wife, bickering over a growing pile of trash. By the time it was over, Kamal Lal, 43, was lying on the shoulder of Interstate 101 in Belmont, shot dead by two California Highway Patrol officers who had pursued him in a high-speed chase up and down the freeway Sunday. Lal's wife, Shelly Lal, was in shock Monday, trying to grasp how her first-ever 911 call to police over a domestic violence incident ended with the death of her husband of 16 years. "Everyone has their problems, but where this went,...
  • State cops defend shooting (fired 39 shots at chain saw wielding man)

    03/06/2005 3:32:49 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 84 replies · 2,291+ views
    Times Leader ^ | 3/6/2005 | DAVID WEISS
    WILKES-BARRE – Ever since state and local police unleashed 39 shots at a chain saw-wielding man outside a Forty Fort home, police have heard rumblings from the public, questioning their actions: Why didn’t the officers use a taser gun instead of pumping 17 bullets into 40-year-old William Henkle? Why didn’t police back off and discuss a better plan of attack? And why not wait for the saw to run out of gas? The answer, state police Capt. Kenneth Hill said, to each is simple: The officers did not have tasers. There was no time to talk strategy. And, it’s impossible...
  • Deadly force debated by psychologist (suicide by cop incident)

    02/28/2005 4:35:10 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 10 replies · 613+ views
    Times Leader ^ | 2/28/2005 | KASIA KOPEC
    Robert Griffin suggests chain-saw incident could have ended differently. FORTY FORT (PA) - A borough psychologist is questioning whether a seven-minute standoff could have been resolved differently after a River Street man was shot while charging at police with a chain saw. Robert Griffin, whose practice is just a short distance from where William Henkle was gunned down last Monday, describes the incident as a lose-lose situation for all involved. “It would be very hard to look at this as a success,” said Griffin. “The best you can say is everybody lost, but at least some people didn’t lose more.”...

    01/11/2005 4:06:22 PM PST · by rocksblues · 73 replies · 2,501+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 01/11/05 | PATRICK GIBLIN
    In the end: # Ceres police Sgt. Howard Stevenson, 39, was dead. # Andres Raya, who police say seemed determined to die rather than return to Iraq, was dead. # Ceres police officer Sam Ryno, 50, was hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds. He was in critical condition Monday, and is expected to recover. Monday, detectives from sev-eral law enforcement agencies — from the Ceres police to the FBI — sifted through events leading to Sunday's carnage. Officers were still struggling to figure out what drove Raya to fire on officers. "It was premeditated, planned, an ambush," Ceres Police Chief Art...
  • Family of police shooting victim wants answers (Their title)

    03/11/2004 5:37:54 AM PST · by GrandEagle · 66 replies · 175+ views
    WPMI NBC15 Local News ^ | 3/11/2004 | Richard Allyn
    (MOBILE, Ala.) Mar. 10 - A man is dead after Mobile police open fire in a crowded shopping center parking lot. It started around 9:30 Wednesday morning in front of the Big K-Mart on Schillinger Road near Airport Boulevard. Police say they were called because a man was driving erratically in the parking lot. When police arrived, 40-year-old Wayne Stewart was changing a tire. Officers say Stewart was bleeding and appeared very upset. When they attempted to calm him down, police say Stewart pulled out a carpet-cutter and lunged towards them. It was then that two officers shot Stewart as...
  • Suicide Plan May Have Led to Shooting of Two Officers

    01/05/2004 2:30:11 AM PST · by My Dog Likes Me · 3 replies · 154+ views
    Huntsville Times ^ | 01/01/04 | David Holden
    Man calls local rural police station for FBI. Two local cops respond and are shot.
  • Cops accidentally kill 300 citizens annually

    12/08/2003 5:53:56 PM PST · by CHICAGOFARMER · 220 replies · 892+ views
    Columbia Chronicle ^ | 12.8.2003 | unknown
    Cops accidentally kill 300 citizens annually Editorial: Nonlethal weapons a better approach Here lie the casualties of an epidemic that has been increasingly gripping American cities since the early part of 1990: ·Steven Curry, 21, shot and killed by an off-duty Chicago police officer, Nov. 25, 2003. ·Michael L. Jacobs, 37, shot and killed by a Shreveport, La. police officer, claiming self-defense, Dec. 2, 2003. ·Courtney Mathis, 12, shot and killed by a Cincinnati police officer, Sept. 1, 2001. ·Timothy Thomas, 19, shot and killed by off-duty Cincinnati police officers, April 7, 2001. ·Ahmed Diallo, 22, shot 41 times...
  • **BREAKING** on hostage situation in Dyersburg, TN

    09/17/2003 8:09:45 PM PDT · by TheBigB · 47 replies · 366+ views
    police storm classroom...gunman dead...two students reported hurt...more news as it comes...
  • Hostage standoff ends in Tennessee: Self-described al-Qaida member killed by police

    09/18/2003 12:14:01 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 196+ views ^ | Thursday, September 18, 2003
    An armed man claiming to be a member of the al-Qaida terrorist network was killed by police hours after taking at least a dozen people hostage in a college classroom this afternoon in Tennessee. Two hostages were wounded during the nine-hour standoff. Dyersburg Police Chief Bobby Williamson initially said the gunman fatally shot himself, but he later confirmed that officers shot him. Authorities identified the man as Harold Kilpatrick Jr., a 26-year-old Memphis man who was staying with his sister in the town of Dyersburg. Kilpatrick, who had a 9 mm pistol and a knife, released four people several hours...
  • Arizona Man Killed After Evading Bush Checkpoint

    08/11/2003 9:02:36 PM PDT · by new cruelty · 20 replies · 275+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 11, 2003
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - A man was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies early on Monday after he evaded a checkpoint set up for President Bush's visit to a fire-ravaged area in southern Arizona, police said. The man, who was not immediately identified, was apparently intoxicated and thrust a beer out the vehicle's window when he was briefly stopped at about 1 a.m. local time (4 a.m. EDT) by an officer at the base of Mount Lemmon, northeast of Tucson, a Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman said. "Our initial indication is this had absolutely zero to do with the president's visit,"...
  • Distraught man killed during standoff with police over grenade

    07/13/2003 7:36:24 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 50 replies · 323+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | Sunday, July 13, 2003 | LEE HILL KAVANAUGH and LYNN HORSLEY
    A 26-year-old Kansas City man, distraught over problems with his girlfriend, died after threatening to blow up himself and police officers with a grenade early Saturday.After police negotiators spent hours outside a duplex in the 8700 block of North Chatham Avenue trying to persuade Chad Seymour to surrender, an officer shot him when he charged at them. Seymour then fell on top of the live grenade.Police sent in a robotic device to retrieve the grenade, fearing it might detonate.It did."I've been on the force for 13 years, and we've never encountered that before," said Capt. Rich Lockhart, a Kansas City...

    04/21/2003 5:43:08 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 21 replies · 201+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 4-21-03 | NEIL GRAVES, LARRY CELONA and WILLIAM NEUMAN
    <p>April 21, 2003 -- Cops shot and killed the brazen fugitive wanted in the slaying of a New Jersey policewoman yesterday after a wild high-speed car chase and gun battle in central Florida. The suspect, Omar Marti, 23, who been out on bail following a New York City arrest, had vowed "that police would never take him alive," said Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli, who called the killer's death "suicide by cop."</p>