AxelWolf
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January 22nd, 2016 at 9:16:16 PM permalink
http://news3lv.com/news/local/metro-officer-involved-in-a-shooting-on-the-las-vegas-strip-near-the-bellagio
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rxwine
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January 22nd, 2016 at 9:27:31 PM permalink
One time when I was outside in Vegas a officer involved shooting occurred down the street from me. I think I counted 30 police cars in the next 15 minutes coming from all directions.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
Rigondeaux
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January 22nd, 2016 at 10:21:03 PM permalink
Crazy. Police better have a good reason for opening fire on The Strip on a Friday night.

Not that there would be consequences if they didn't.
Ibeatyouraces
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January 22nd, 2016 at 10:24:42 PM permalink
The bigger question. Was a COPS film crew with them?
DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
DrawingDead
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January 23rd, 2016 at 12:47:44 AM permalink
The Sun seems to have the most detail so far as of the wee small hours (not long before I need to be passing very near there). And my first-blush personal reactions to what they're reporting at this time are hmmm, errrr, ummm, and ehhh:

http://lasvegassun.com/news/2016/jan/22/officer-involved-shooting-traffic-las-vegas-strip/

But I definitely wanna reserve the right to change my opinion of what I dunno wuzupwiddat to ahhh, huh, wud, and/or aiyeee, respectively....

Hmmm:
Quote: The Sun

...said officers responded about 7:30 p.m. to reports of a man walking in and out of Strip traffic waving a gun and pointing it at passers-by....

Errrr:
Quote: The Sun

...Officers fired on the man, who was not hit...

Ummm:
Quote: The Sun

...The gunfire grazed two bystanders, one of which was a juvenile who was taken to a local hospital...

Ehhh:
Quote: The Sun

...The suspect, who is familiar to Strip buskers as one who frequently sells goods to tourists, was apprehended...


[Quotes from The Sun are from what is identified as their 2nd revision online, as of about midnight-ish, and the story to which the link points will probably be rewritten on the fly to become different in some significant way by dawn. Hopefully not to include DrawingDead stupidly stumbling into the middle of some damn thing while trying to get to his own other thing nearby. I really do not wish to resemble my avatar today.]
Last edited by: DrawingDead on Jan 23, 2016
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Boz
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January 23rd, 2016 at 4:16:53 AM permalink
Boz's basic rule of common sense: White, Black or anyone else...you wave, pull or show a gun near a Police Officer and you can expect to be justifiably shot. If you are lucky enough to be given a command to drop it and don't comply...feel lucky if you live.
RonC
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January 23rd, 2016 at 5:40:33 AM permalink
Quote: Boz

Boz's basic rule of common sense: White, Black or anyone else...you wave, pull or show a gun near a Police Officer and you can expect to be justifiably shot. If you are lucky enough to be given a command to drop it and don't comply...feel lucky if you live.



Some people want the police to make a medical diagnosis in this kind of deal; they don't really have time for that. People try to say they could do something different--I say that they should stand on the wrong end of a gun and make that call.

Not all shootings are justified, of course, but waving a gun, pointing gun, and anything threatening is pretty much grounds for instant lead poisoning.
Wizardofnothing
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January 23rd, 2016 at 5:59:20 AM permalink
Waving or pointing a gun on the strip in and out of traffic deserves being shot
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DrawingDead
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January 23rd, 2016 at 7:15:27 AM permalink
I too think someone doing that probably does reed to be ACTUALLY shot for the good of all, not merely sorta shot AT, by an officer with better aim with his weapon, and continuous awareness of the backstop of any shot he/she fires. Methinks the parents of the "juvenile" who apparently got winged instead of the offending wackadoodle-dingdong might end up raising some rather expensive formal objections about their precious little spawn getting drafted into this little vacation adventure.
Last edited by: DrawingDead on Jan 23, 2016
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RonC
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January 23rd, 2016 at 7:48:04 AM permalink
It is easy to say that everyone should be a better shot and perhaps it is true...but it is a lot harder to shoot at a living, breathing, moving, human being and to measure accurately all of the possible outcomes of taking the shot than it is to hit a target that may or may not be moving.

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