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Police Kill Mentally Ill Gun Owner for Disobedience

Posted on the 06 July 2011 by Mikeb302000
SFGate reports
A 55-year-old man who showed up with a loaded gun at a senior center in Suisun City and said he was "going on assignment" was shot and killed by a police officer, authorities said Thursday.
Bernardo Ararao was shot in the chest by a Suisun City police officer about 11:25 a.m. Wednesday after he refused to drop a 9mm handgun, police Lt. Tim Mattos said. The gun turned out to be loaded, he said.
The incident began when Ararao rode his bicycle to the Suisun City Senior Center on Merganser Drive while dressed in camouflage, police said. He showed a woman a gun and told her he was "going on assignment," prompting her to call 911, Mattos said.
An officer repeatedly ordered Ararao to drop his gun, but he refused and was shot, police said. He was pronounced dead at NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield.
I don't care how many times the defenders of this kind of violence tell us about the Center of Mass theory, I don't buy it. The reason is, there are other incidents in which the police shoot to wound.

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