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Officer Kills Man Who Pinned Him To the Ground

Officer Kills Man Who Pinned Him To the Ground

The Charlott Observer

December 05, 2010

SALISBURY, NC – A Salisbury police officer shot and killed a man who pinned the officer to the ground when he attempted to arrest him, authorities said Saturday.

It was the second time an officer in the city has been involved in a fatal shooting in less than a month.

Police responded to a home at 319 Vance Ave. just before 9:30 p.m. Friday after someone reported a suspicious person knocking on the home’s back door.

When Officer K.H. Boehm arrived, he found Robert Faulkner, 37, of Salisbury in the backyard, police said.

Faulkner threatened the officer with a beer bottle, police said, and after several commands to put the bottle down, Faulkner complied. But when Boehm tried to handcuff him, Faulkner began fighting with the officer, and both fell to the ground in the scuffle, police said.

Faulkner was on top of the officer and repeatedly hit him in the face, police said.

Police said Boehm was eventually able to reach his gun and shoot Faulkner in the arm, shoulder and chest.

Faulkner was taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center for treatment and then to Carolinas Medical Center, where he died. Boehm was treated and released from Rowan Regional Medical Center.

Boehm, a three-year veteran of the Police Department, was placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of an investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation, which is standard procedure for an officer-involved shooting.

Salisbury police Officer J.R. Cable was placed on administrative duty after a Nov. 13 shooting.

Police said James Brown, 46, had assaulted his father with a baseball bat and then refused officers’ demands to drop the bat. Cable shot Brown when he advanced on officers as he wielded the bat, police said.

Brown was pronounced dead at the scene and his father was treated for injuries that weren’t life-threatening at Rowan Regional Medical Center.


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    true2blue

    over 3 years ago

    16 Comments

    Good work. Fight and Survive Officer Boehm! We have lost far too many cops this year and it still continues. Very glad that was not the result of this incident. T2B

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    lkdavis71

    over 3 years ago

    1068 Comments

    Good job by the officer. You did what you needed to do... you went home alive.

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    expsgt

    over 3 years ago

    294 Comments

    Good thing the officer made it out alive. That's what counts.

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    pdyer

    over 3 years ago

    352 Comments

    Sometimes you get what you ask for. The perp did this time. Excellent job by the officer. He saved himself and with that probably others.

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    Redsky

    over 3 years ago

    2918 Comments

    Glad to hear the Officer is ok

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    TGOOS566

    over 3 years ago

    218 Comments

    I'm so glad to hear the Officer is ok.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    I'm relieve to know the officer is alright. Its been a rough week for police departments everywhere.

  • shadow_officer

    over 3 years ago

    8560 Comments

    glad he is ok....

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    bumperdog831

    over 3 years ago

    264 Comments

    not only does the officer get to go home, he gets a little paid vacation! well earned too

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    HaynesJJR

    over 3 years ago

    74 Comments

    Glad the officer is ok. If he wouldn't have done it Faulkner could have gotten the gun and shot him. Do what you have to do to go home at the end of the day! Good Job!

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    FireDad

    over 3 years ago

    7352 Comments

    Glad the Officer is ok..

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    wiseass0282

    over 3 years ago

    10986 Comments

    The Officer went home. That is all that counts. Sounds like a good shoot to me.

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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    This was a good shoot, the officer stayed in the fight and did what he had to do to go home at the end of the shift.

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    fnmc22

    over 3 years ago

    212 Comments

    And thats whatcha get!!!!...Brravo!

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    David4946

    over 3 years ago

    1326 Comments

    Crime and ... Punishment.

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