Debate Magazine

Vallejo Police Kill Suspect Wielding BB Gun

Posted on the 27 May 2012 by Mikeb302000
SF Gate reports
The incident began shortly before midnight when two officers responded to reports that a man had pulled a gun on a cabbie and his passenger, as well as a woman walking on the street, near the corner of Sonoma Boulevard and Carolina Street, said police Lt. Lee Horton.
They spotted the suspect, a Vallejo resident, walking quickly outside Lincoln Elementary School.
"The officers told the man to stop," police Lt. Ken Weaver said. "The male looked over his shoulder at the officers and continued to walk away and was reaching into his pocket."
Both officers told investigators they had seen the man pulling a gun and that they had told him to drop it. When he didn't, they said, both opened fire. 
The man died on the street.
Maybe it happened exactly like that, but like many so-called DGUs, maybe it didn't.
What do you think? Please leave a comment.

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog