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The officers said they feared for their safety and shot Ravel multiple times. He underwent surgery as a result of his wounds and is expected to survive.
The officers involved in the shooting have been either re-assigned or are on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
Odd, after shooting the attaker multiple times I would susspend the Officers and sentence them to the shooting range until they learn to be better marksmen.
Man comes at me with a machete like that one to chop me into little pieces, he gonna die!
What were they using for a duty weapon?
What have you done to prepare for the end of civilization as we know it?
This dirtbag thought he was a 'cut' about the rest...guess not!
The LEO's need some more range time.
"That I cannot do."
"Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all we're not murderers in spite of what this undertaker thinks."
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Classic case of bringing a knife to a gunfight!!
I think they were trying out the NY shoot them in the arm or leg thing!
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There is probably a lot of variables that come into play, but 3 officers against a machete wielding maniac; and he lives?
Trust in God and keep your powder dry
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"Police said a woman called 911 just after 4 p.m., saying her 35-year-old son, Cole Ravel, was suicidal."
"He underwent surgery as a result of his wounds and is expected to survive."
Darn, I wanted to commit suicide by cop and the idiots can't shoot straight. What does a guy have to do?
More range time for those officers is one suggestion.
According to the video it is not known whether the perp will survive.
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