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    Gun fire outside home

    Years ago I had some friends over to the house at night
    to shoot some pool in my basement. One friend stepped outside
    the basement door to smoke and we all heard a loud gunshot
    outside. My friend comes running back inside and yells there
    is a cop outside shooting and ducks behind the pool table.
    I quickly grabbed the closest gun which was a 380 pistol
    and made my way cautiously to the basement door (which
    in my buddy's haste to hide behind the pool table had left the
    door wide open?) I walked outside and turned the corner of
    the house and saw a patrol car parked in the road with the
    blue lights on but no sirens. The patrol car then speed away.
    Upon futher investigation what happened was the officer had hit a deer in the road injuring the deer but not killing it. The officer then stepped out and shot the deer with his shotgun just as my friend had stepped outside.
    Over the years we all gave our friend a hard time for leaving the door open and hiding behind the pool table so scared.

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    The patrol car sped away? Leaving the dead deer behind? That doesn't sound right.

    Not being there it is hard to judge what I would have done. I think my reaction would be to close and lock the door, call 911, and stay inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Bowen View Post
    Years ago I had some friends over to the house at night
    to shoot some pool in my basement. One friend stepped outside
    the basement door to smoke and we all heard a loud gunshot
    outside. My friend comes running back inside and yells there
    is a cop outside shooting and ducks behind the pool table.
    I quickly grabbed the closest gun which was a 380 pistol
    and made my way cautiously to the basement door (which
    in my buddy's haste to hide behind the pool table had left the
    door wide open?) I walked outside and turned the corner of
    the house and saw a patrol car parked in the road with the
    blue lights on but no sirens. The patrol car then speed away.
    Upon futher investigation what happened was the officer had hit a deer in the road injuring the deer but not killing it. The officer then stepped out and shot the deer with his shotgun just as my friend had stepped outside.
    Over the years we all gave our friend a hard time for leaving the door open and hiding behind the pool table so scared.
    Ok, I can’t help but add to this so here it goes. First off, you’re right about your dingbat friend whom left the damn door open!

    Anyway, it was 1974 in San Diego County while on routine patrol in the Rincon district. This is up in the Cleveland National Forest where there are several ranches and Indian Reservations. My senior partner and I came across two horses that had broken loose from the fencing. I told my partner we should try and get the horses back in the fenced area and locate the owner. Oh hell no, my partner said it wasn’t our problem. About 20 minutes later we received a call of a DOA in the road and we responded. One of the horses was hit and laid bleeding in the highway. It was in critical condition but my partner said we couldn’t shoot it because we could be sued, so we continued on without doing anything! About 30-minutes later we received a second call of a DOA. It was in fact the second horse that got hit. At that point I wanted to shoot my partner but I knew it would look bad on my résumé.
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    Umm Bowen I'm sorry but something doesn't sound right. Your friend stepped outside the basement door and the cop shot right when he steps out and he comes back in and says there's a cop outside shooting. Then you go out the door and have to turn the corner of the house to see there's a cop. How did your friend know it was a cop shooting if he had just stepped outside when he heard the shot and came running back inside?

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    since it was a fresh kill . Did anyone clean the Deer?
    Glocks

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    To me, it's a bit worrisome that when your buddy says "Hey, there's a cop shooting outside," your immediate reaction is to grab a .380 and go look for said cop... OMO, but I would do all I possibly can to shy away from an armed encounter w/ LEO...

    Just sayin....

    Anyway...

    I have a buddy who hit a deer in semi-rural PA, and the responding cop did dispatch of the still living doe w/ his G22 - Which I thought was kinda odd when he told me the story... I guess that's what ya gotta do, as an LEO? - shrug -

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    When the Sheriffs deputy shootsa deer he has to call Game Warden & they feed the hungry (PROGRAHM) what I call it, not unheard of ; )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saber View Post
    Anyway, it was 1974 in San Diego County while on routine patrol in the Rincon district. This is up in the Cleveland National Forest where there are several ranches and Indian Reservations. My senior partner and I came across two horses that had broken loose from the fencing. I told my partner we should try and get the horses back in the fenced area and locate the owner. Oh hell no, my partner said it wasn’t our problem. About 20 minutes later we received a call of a DOA in the road and we responded. One of the horses was hit and laid bleeding in the highway. It was in critical condition but my partner said we couldn’t shoot it because we could be sued, so we continued on without doing anything! About 30-minutes later we received a second call of a DOA. It was in fact the second horse that got hit. At that point I wanted to shoot my partner but I knew it would look bad on my résumé.
    First, you should have shot your partner. That would be far more justified than the inaction he chose. Consider that if a citizen had hit one of those horses and it had caused an auto accident with a fatality. Did you partner have any clue that by leaving the scene of a known danger (a very large animal roaming loose on the highway), both of you and the SDPD would have become legally liable. Further, if neither of you radioed for animal control, that was just pure negligence. Any reasonable person could foresee a serious accident happening by the end of that night.

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    To reply to Bones 129
    you asked how my friend
    knew it was a cop shooting since he
    had just stepped outside? I stated in the
    story which is a true story that the patrol
    car lights were on and it was at night. So my friend
    could easily see the patrol lights reflecting off the
    surrounding trees when he stepped outside and
    I could also see the lights before I even walked out the
    door since it was open. We all assumed probably that since the lights
    were flashing blue and then there was a gunshot the police were
    shooting or in a shootout.

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    In response to Joey Bones.
    I wasnt looking for the cop
    but just cautiously seeing what was really
    going on while staying on my property and keeping
    a good distance but I see what you mean by
    keeping away from a LEO while shooting.

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    You laughed at your buddy?
    Hmm, seems to me, he might be the smarter one. If the local PD is outside of my house shooting at something, my last move would be to grab a gun and run out the door with it.
    What do you think might be the first thing to go through a LEO's mind when he sees somebody running out of a house with a gun in his hand?
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    Well RugerGirl I didnt run out the door
    waving a gun around while yelling hey I
    have a gun. I stated in the story I approached
    the door cautiously. Yes we all joked with my friend.
    It was funny after we all knew what was really going
    on. You dont agree with much I do anyway

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    If the local PD is outside of my house shooting at something, my last move would be to grab a gun and run out the door with it.
    I'm sure Bowen had his CCW badge displayed to avoid any confusion.

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    haha thanks for the laugh, although I bet it wasn't funny at the time.
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    Way to go,

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    Excellent
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    45 would have been better if there had been real trouble
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