BAD: Grandfather, 72 shot dead in his own driveway by rookie police officers

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    BAD: Grandfather, 72 shot dead in his own driveway by rookie police officers

    Grandfather, 72 shot dead in his own driveway by police while investigating neighbor's burglar alarm | Mail Online

    "A Texas man was gunned down in his own driveway by police officers yesterday morning after he came out of his house to check out a neighbor's burglar alarm...Fort Worth Police Cpl Tracey Knight told reporters that the officers - both rookies who have been with the department for less than a year - 'felt threatened' by the elderly grandfather - and shot him."

    I wonder if he called 911 first.
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    Unless he was overtly engaging in actually-threatening behavior, it's hard to imagine how a nearby resident coming out onto his own driveway constitutes a dire, life-threatening situation for two responding LEO's.
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    Well, that sucks.
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    It could be worse.
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