LEO witnesses shooting

LEO witnesses shooting

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    LEO witnesses shooting

    Hmmm, SYG/justifiable homicide or murder?

    Not a lot of info, but any guesses?

    Harper Woods police officer witness to man's deadly shooting
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    Picked up the deadly weapon that the thug dropped, shot the no - longer - threatening robber.

    It ain't self defense, in my book. But I wasn't there.

    Hmmm, wonder how it will turn out?
    Rats!
    It could be worse!
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    Here is what I get from it:
    A couple is walking along, a would be robber is coming up on their 6, the cop sees this and pulls in between them, the robber drops his gun, the man who would have been attacked picks up the gun and shoots the would be robber.

    Sounds nuts to me, the cop is right there, and is the reason the BG dropped the gun. I can understand the cop arresting the shooter, seems to me the shooter was way out of line.
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    PERHAPS the guy being robbed did not see the LEO (maybe his back was to the LEO), so, from his POV, he sees he bad guy drop the gun and thinks that if he doesn't get it first, the BG will try to pick it back up and then maybe use it????
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    My guess is that the would-be victim had an adrenaline rush (as would anyone in that situation) and reacted instinctively. Self defense? Nope. Mitigating circumstances for manslaughter or a similar charge? Probably.

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    Guy no longer a threat,don't shoot,even tho different States have different laws regarding use of deadly force,you do not want to be dangling on the end of the DA's fishing pole looking at going to prison
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    According to another (local) news outlet, the "perp" was shot in the back as he walked away from the couple. My guess is that this is going to be a problem, to say the least, for the shooter.

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    "19 yo shooter shoots Detroit man in back"

    How did the police officer know the man was going to rob them?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MotorCityGun View Post
    According to another (local) news outlet, the "perp" was shot in the back as he walked away from the couple. My guess is that this is going to be a problem, to say the least, for the shooter.

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    Ya think? I gotta agree. Cop saw the whole thing. That said, maybe the shooter knew the robber, and it was gang related?
    Rats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oakchas View Post
    Ya think? I gotta agree. Cop saw the whole thing. That said, maybe the shooter knew the robber, and it was gang related?
    It's possible but not probable. The young couple was coming from a local club and happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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    I'm thinking that unless there's something really important in this story that we don't know, the shooter is headed up the river.

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    A while back I was talking to a LEO and he said never risk an injury of any kind for a property crime. In this case if the report is correct there wan't even a property crime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindy1933 View Post
    A while back I was talking to a LEO and he said never risk an injury of any kind for a property crime. In this case if the report is correct there wan't even a property crime.
    Far too few details in the linked report to make that sort of conclusion. Did the dead guy point his weapon at the couple before the cop-perp interaction? If so, then there's "assault with a deadly weapon," which is clearly NOT a "propety crime." Your LEO friend had to be referring to property theft, absent any weapons displayed by the BG. A would-be carjacker points a gun in your face and demands your keys - would you call that a "property crime?" I certainly hope not, as you the victim are confronted with a deadly weapon and a person ready to use it.
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    This is why people should consider arming themselves, If for only the knowledge. When people carry guns they learn their states do's and don'ts. The poor guy probably didn't even know the law and now's gonna be facing a criminal case for a lowlife scumbag that didn't deserve his time on this earth...makes me sick.
    Why?? Because at the last second, the Police are minutes away.

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