August 18th, 2009 03:49 PM
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.
August 18th, 2009 04:01 PM
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.
August 18th, 2009 04:18 PM
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!
Originally Posted by J Bowen
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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August 18th, 2009 04:18 PM
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?
August 18th, 2009 05:37 PM
since it was a fresh kill . Did anyone clean the Deer?
August 18th, 2009 06:44 PM
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...
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 -
"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." -Albert Einstein
August 18th, 2009 07:09 PM
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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August 18th, 2009 07:19 PM
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.
Originally Posted by Saber
August 18th, 2009 09:12 PM
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.
August 18th, 2009 09:21 PM
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.
August 18th, 2009 09:36 PM
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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August 18th, 2009 09:58 PM
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
August 18th, 2009 11:12 PM
I'm sure Bowen had his CCW badge displayed to avoid any confusion.
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.
August 18th, 2009 11:33 PM
haha thanks for the laugh, although I bet it wasn't funny at the time.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.----George Orwell
August 18th, 2009 11:39 PM
Way to go,
45 would have been better if there had been real trouble
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