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Goboat1_max50

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Posted over 7 years ago

 

A northern Michigan deputy is thanking God today for sparing his life. A man had just received his sentencing in court. The jury was being dismissed. The defendant bolted from the courtroom, ran to his car and obtained a gun. Two police officers were chasing after him. The defendant, now armed with a gun, pointed it at the deputy and pulled the trigger. The gun jammed, and the officer was spared.

View the brief video / television coverage by clicking on these links, then click "Watch Video" (under the deputy's photo). The first link is the original story. The second is a follow up with the Grand Traverse County Sheriff's reaction.

http://www.9and10news.com/category/story/?id=118739

http://www.9and10news.com/category/story/?id=118695

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

Sounds to me like there wasn't a round chambered, or the idiot never disengaged the safety. A shotgun doesn't "jam" by pulling the trigger (perhaps a misfire). Either way, Heller should be praying to whoever it is he prays to...he's very lucky.

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

The defendant is also damn lucky he wasn't riddled with bullet holes! Like GTS197, I believe he did not have a round in the chamber or the round misfired for some reason. There was no 'jamming'.

Goboat1_max50

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Incidentally, in the first link above, there is mention and photo of Sgt. Dennis Finch. Dennis was sergeant with the Traverse City (Michigan) Police Department. He was shot and killed in the line of duty on May 13, 1998.

http://www.odmp.org/officer.php?oid=15084

Ref: the gun jamming - I wouldn't know about that. Just what the reporter had said. I don't know anything about guns except that they scare the hell out of me.

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Rate This | Posted over 7 years ago

 

They scare me too.