The good....up close......today
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January 16th, 2009 07:44 PM
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.
January 16th, 2009 08:13 PM
January 16th, 2009 09:07 PM
thats scary, did you make sure the doors were locked, what did your customer say?
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January 16th, 2009 09:25 PM
Interesting story. Glad everything worked out OK.
Bad stuff can happen anywhere and any time.
January 16th, 2009 09:28 PM
As many have posted before: "Anytime, Anywhere".
January 16th, 2009 10:33 PM
You never know when or where reality will bite. Keep your wits on.
Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
self defense (A.O.J.).
How does disarming
the number of victims?
Reason over Force: Why the Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos)
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January 16th, 2009 10:51 PM
Unbelievable, it only takes a few seconds to make a lifetime of changes.
Last edited by Paco; January 16th, 2009 at 10:52 PM.
Reason: Re-read the OP's post and realized I need more caffeine
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January 16th, 2009 10:54 PM
Stay alert, stay alive...
Duty, Honor, Country...MEDIC
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January 17th, 2009 10:24 AM
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.
Originally Posted by stormbringerr
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:
January 17th, 2009 06:28 PM
Man, that would have been close enough for me too!
ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!
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judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his
January 17th, 2009 07:55 PM
one reason I keep at least one gun out of the safe at all times
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