Off-Duty Cop Kills 17-Year-Old Suspect

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    Off-Duty Cop Kills 17-Year-Old Suspect

    Chalk up one more for the good guys. One more dirt bag taking a dirt nap

    Quote Originally Posted by Carolyn Tuft / St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    Off-Duty Cop Kills 17-Year-Old Suspect



    ST. LOUIS – An off-duty police officer killed a suspect who was allegedly tampering with cars in his neighborhood early Monday, police said.

    Killed was Dejuan Blanchard, 17, of the 900 block of North Leonard Avenue in the city’s Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood. He was pronounced dead at 2:42 a.m. today for a single gunshot wound to his head.

    Police Spokesman Richard M. Wilkes gave the following account:

    At 3:23 a.m. Monday, the off-duty officer – who police have not identified – was in his house near Osceola and 38th streets in the city’s Dutchtown neighborhood. The officer had heard an “unusual noise coming from a vehicle.”

    The officer looked out of his front window and saw a vehicle stopped at the corner. The officer then watched the vehicle turn south on 38th Street. After turning, the vehicle stopped and two “subjects” got out of the vehicle. They walked over to a white Cadillac that was parked at the curb in the 4400 block of 38th Street. The alarm sounded and the two jumped back into their vehicle and fled south on 38th Street.

    The officer then called 911 and told dispatchers that he had seen the pair trying to steal the Cadillac.

    As the officer left his house to investigate, he was met at the Cadillac by two neighbors and the Cadillac’s owner. While talking to the group, the same car that the men who had set off the alarm were riding in pulled up and stopped in the 3700 block of Osceola Street.

    One of the men got out of the vehicle and walked up to a Pontiac Grand Am that was parked and began tampering with the door handle.

    After the off-duty officer saw the suspect, he ran toward the Grand Am and identified himself as a police officer. The person who was tampering with the car pointed a handgun at the officer and dove into the vehicle he had arrived in.

    “Fearing for his life, the officer fired one shot from his department-issued handgun at the subject who pointed the gun at him,” Wilkes said.

    Police said that several shots had been fired from the suspects’ vehicle as the car headed east on Osceola.

    A few minutes later, a man arrived at the Saint Louis University Hospital emergency room in a private auto suffering a single gunshot wound to his head.

    An initial police investigation showed that Blanchard was hit by a bullet fired by the off-duty officer’s weapon.

    Homicide detectives are investigating.

    Just last week, Chief Joe Mokwa warned his officers that suspects had become more aggressive and to protect themselves as much as possible. There have been a series of incidents where police and suspects have exchanged gunfire in the past several months.
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    Some damn fine shooting if you ask me.

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    Headshot!!!

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    Good shootin Maynard!

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    This just in...

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    One shot - to the head. Great work.

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    Good marksmanship; he deserves a medal!!!

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    Another one bites the dust,
    Another one bites the dust.
    And another one's gone,
    And another one's gone,
    Another one bites the dust.
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    Good old DeJuan finally figured out what his head was put on top of his shoulders for: not for using it for common sense and other things, but as a bullet holder. I get that warm and fuzzy feeling everytime a good guy plants a piece of garbage. Maybe the second slug will get charged with murder and both will be out of circulation for a long time.
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    Very good shot officer (and now pool cleaner)!
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    I'm just going to take an educated guess that it was a lucky shot... but who cares if it was luck or skill; it was a fine job indeed.
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    Now that's my kind of gun control!
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    Nice shooting for sure.

    And all for a Grand Am. I own one and let me tell you that they are NOT worth dying over.
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    That wasn't luck, that was practice

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    This just in...

    Car Thiefs 0

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    2 BG's---- It should have went into double overtime!!


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