The good....up close......today

The good....up close......today

This is a discussion on The good....up close......today within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I was working in Syracuse today, installing a HDD in a computer and I heard some yelling. I look outside the customer's house I was ...

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    The good....up close......today

    I was working in Syracuse today, installing a HDD in a computer and I heard some yelling. I look outside the customer's house I was in to my truck in the street and there was a guy with a shotgun walking down the street, pointing it at people and houses.

    I flipped out my cellphone to call 911 but someone had already beat me to it as the police were rolling into the neighborhood.

    The guy took off running into a nearby house and from that point the police were in chase. I'm not sure exactly what happened from there but as heard a couple shots.

    Not all the details are out yet but apparently the Syracuse police busted into the house and shot the guy. No word on if he died yet, the news said he was in surgery at the hospital.

    Luckily no innocent people were hurt.

    But I tell you, for a split second there I was afraid he was going to run into the house I was in. Because when the police rolled up you could see him panic and my first thought was "please don't run in here" as I reached to put a hand on my 9mm. I never came close to drawing but just in case I was ready.


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    Wow!

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    thats scary, did you make sure the doors were locked, what did your customer say?
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    Interesting story. Glad everything worked out OK.
    Bad stuff can happen anywhere and any time.

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    Exclamation

    As many have posted before: "Anytime, Anywhere".

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    You never know when or where reality will bite. Keep your wits on.
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    Unbelievable, it only takes a few seconds to make a lifetime of changes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stormbringerr View Post
    thats scary, did you make sure the doors were locked, what did your customer say?
    The customer heard the commotion and came out to ask what was happening. I told her the police were chasing a man down the street. It was at that point we both heard the shots fired.

    It all happened so fast in real time, once I made visual contact with the gunman I didn't break it until he went into the house up the street. Probably only 30 seconds of time.

    The customer had apparently locked the door behind me, as this is obviously not one of the better "hoods" in Syracuse. But it was not a deadbolt lock, it was just a handle lock and those things won't hold anyone back.

    Here is the updated story:

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    Man, that would have been close enough for me too!
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    one reason I keep at least one gun out of the safe at all times

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