November 27th, 2006 11:53 AM
Poor victim selection
Officer shoots man invading his home in Chesapeake
By STEVE STONE, The Virginian-Pilot
© November 27, 2006 | Last updated 9:28 PM Nov. 26
CHESAPEAKE - A policeman shot and critically wounded a man who forced his way into the officer's Bells Mill home early Saturday.
Gus Mojica, a police spokesman, said Sunday that the assailant's name would not be released because he had not yet been charged.
The man is being treated in an intensive care unit at a local hospital and is on life support, Mojica said.
He is 33, Mojica said.
"We don't know if it was a run-of-the-mill burglary or if there was a specific target," Mojica said.
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The incident occurred at 12:15 a.m. in the 1200 block of Bells Mill Road.
Mojica said the man "busted in through the front door" and was quickly confronted by the officer, who was on his day off.
"The officer had his weapon drawn and he was giving him commands," Mojica said. But the man refused to submit to arrest.
Mojica could not say whether the man was armed.
The officer, whose name was not released, has been on the force for more than a dozen years, Mojica said. He was not injured.
His wife and their child also were home but were not hurt.
Although the officer was off duty and in his home at the time of the shooting, the case will still be subject to a routine internal investigation as happens after any officer-involved shooting, Mojica said.
As part of that, he said the officer would likely be placed on routine administrative duties when he returns to work, pending the outcome of the dual criminal and internal investigations.
"Each worker carried his sword strapped to his side." Nehemiah 4:18
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November 27th, 2006 12:20 PM
Well hopefully he will survive so he can spend many an enjoyable evening telling his new boyfriend in cell block b how to select homes to hit LOL .
Make sure you get full value out of today , Do something worthwhile, because what you do today will cost you one day off the rest of your life .
We only begin to understand folks after we stop and think .
Criminals are looking for victims, not opponents.
November 27th, 2006 12:37 PM
Glad the cop was able to respond so well.
Barging in to an off duty cop's home is not the brightest thing to do - but then the perp' probably realizes that, if he is conscious enough.!
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November 27th, 2006 12:49 PM
Well if he dies, perhaps some one nice will nominate him for a Darwin Award.
EOD - Initial success or total failure
November 27th, 2006 01:04 PM
Light sockets come from the hardware store with a little tag saying something to the effect that sticking your tongue in the socket while the electricity's on can result in severe injury or death. Large plastic bags have something similar.
It's almost as though BG's uniformly remove the "warranty/warning tag" too early. You know, the little hang tags on their foreheads that we're all born with. The ones that say in plain language: "Go through life brainless and you get what you get. Attempt to "go through" someone else's life and you get what you get. Attempt to attack someone in his/her own home for refusing to submit to your attack and you get what you get." That one.
One would think that BG's would learn, at some point. I suppose that learning at the point of a gun is still learning, but at a cost.
Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
self defense (A.O.J.).
How does disarming
the number of victims?
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November 27th, 2006 01:06 PM
As I set here typing a reply to
this thread, My G-23 is on my side.
This would be a good one to print and
give to a (why do you carry that gun all the time)
person in you life.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
- Sir Winston Churchill
November 27th, 2006 01:16 PM
Glad the innocents are ok.
The Problem: When stupid people do stupid things, smart people end up getting killed.
November 27th, 2006 11:02 PM
Amazing that a man is shot inside another man's home, probably has a criminal record (or else you believe he was a first-timer?), and they actually have to do a criminal investigation of this incident? That always burns me up. If I have to shoot someone who comes to attack me in my own home, I shouldn't have to spend thousands of my hard-earned dollars on a lawyer to defend a righteous shooting.
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