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Houston officer kills double amputee in wheelchair

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Source: SFGate


September 22, 2012


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    JCSO119

    almost 2 years ago

    820 Comments

    I don't like the sound of the circumstances either. However, I do not like to pre-judge any officer in a situation. I live close to Houston and from what our local media states, one officer was cornered by the suspect and the officer could not back away so the other shot him. One of my concerns is since the amuptee was in a wheel chair, I wonder if it was an electric wheel chair? Those things are heavy and if not in gear, they are impossible to move.

    The officer has been already involved in other line of duty shootings and also has received numerous commendations from HPD. I just hate to really have an opinion on this just yet. We all know how the media reacts on reports on things like this.

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    uncledennis1

    almost 2 years ago

    23288 Comments

    Hope for a follow up on this one.

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    Irishcop1961

    almost 2 years ago

    50320 Comments

    Bump Whalewatcher.

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    cakdep1

    almost 2 years ago

    3168 Comments

    Prayers for all involved very sad Iimagine there are probably going to be several ruined careers and a huge settlement payout!!

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    patrickT

    almost 2 years ago

    322 Comments

    There were two officers. Where was the second officer? What was the second officer doing?
    "Police spokeswoman Jodi Silva said the man cornered the officer in his wheelchair and was making threats while trying to stab the officer with the pen. At the time, the officer did not know what the metal object was that the man was waving, Silva said.
    She said the man came “within inches to a foot” of the officer and did not follow instructions to calm down and remain still."
    Marin and his partner arrived at the group home around 2:30 a.m. Silva said there were several people at the house at the time. The caretaker who called police waited on the porch while the officers went inside, she said. “It was close quarters in the area of the house,” Silva said. “The officer was forced into an area where he had no way to get out.”

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    Leilani

    almost 2 years ago

    334 Comments

    hmmmmmm I dont know about this one.

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    Whalewatcher

    almost 2 years ago

    11188 Comments

    Gonna take a "wait & see" position on this one. However, to be perfectly honest, I don't like the sound of it.

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    FreezeP

    almost 2 years ago

    1456 Comments

    Seriously? Sounds like it will be hard to justify this shooting.

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    ajsdaddyBPD

    almost 2 years ago

    3078 Comments

    IF the circumstances are as stated I don't see a positive outcome for the shooter in this one. Double amputee in a wheelchair with a ball point pen? C'mon yall.

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    Jonas

    almost 2 years ago

    42162 Comments

    So why exactly did the caretaker call the Police?

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