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| January 12, 2018 | 10 Comments

From Greenwood, Indiana;

The resident of the South Lake at The Reserve neighborhood called police at 12:18 a.m. Wednesday. He told officers that he saw a person entering his vehicle on Vista Way and confronted the suspect, who got out of the passenger side of the vehicle and reached for his waistband as if he was reaching for a weapon, a Greenwood police report said.

That prompted the homeowner to fire a shot from his handgun, police said. The suspect ran between houses.

Officers launched a search for the suspect based on his description and were able to watch a video on the homeowner’s cellphone. The clip showed the suspect in the vehicle, then showed the homeowner walk up to the window with a gun pointed inside while yelling not to move, police said.

Police didn’t find blood at the scene but could not say for sure whether the suspect was hit by the shot. A police dog tracked the suspect’s scent to nearby apartments, but he was not located.

From Mobile, Alabama;

An area man was charged with menacing/reckless endangerment on Tuesday, January 9 after officials say he shot himself in the hand during an argument while trying to shoot at someone else.

Officials say police responded to the 7100 block of Smith Street in reference to one shot. Upon arrival, officers discovered that the male subject had shot himself in the hand during an argument while he was trying to shoot at the victim.

From San Jose, California;

The power plant employee described a suspicious man in a black Mercedes-Benz. The employee said that the person had pulled something out of the trunk but they could not confirm exactly what that object was, Garcia said.

The employee described him as an Asian man in his 20s, standing about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 145 pounds. He was wearing a black jacket, a white shirt and black pants.

Garcia said investigators believe that after the call was made, the man gained access to the property by jumping over the fence.

The employee called police back to report that the man had a backpack, a pipe and possibly an ax with him. Garcia did not immediately release how close the suspect got to employees.

When officers arrived, they found the black Mercedes unoccupied and located a large sword laying in the driver’s seat.

When police ran the man’s license plate, it identified the vehicle as armed and dangerous because of a prior incident with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.

Garcia said the same suspect had possibly led authorities on a pursuit in Santa Cruz County after he brandished a weapon around security guards and also possessed a sword. Garcia said he did not know whether the sword from the Santa Cruz County case was the same one San Jose officers found Tuesday night.

The officers located the man who matched the employee’s description in a matter of minutes after arrival and saw that he was wielding a 6-foot pipe and an ax. They gave the suspect verbal commands to surrender or drop the weapons, but he refused to comply and walked away from the officers, Garcia said.

The chief said officers followed the suspect at “a safe distance” and continued to give the man verbal commands to drop his weapons, but he continued to act defiantly and yelled “shoot me” and “kill me” multiple times.

The suspect then turned around and advanced toward the officers still armed with both weapons. He continued to yell demands to shoot, Garcia said.

He got 5 to 6 feet away from one officer, at which time the officer shot at the man. The suspect continued toward a second officer with his pipe and ax, which is when the second officer shot at him too, Garcia said.

The suspect was hit at least once and was pronounced dead at the scene…A search of the suspect’s possessions found that he was also carrying an additional ax, six throwing knives and pepper spray, according to Garcia.

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  1. Wilted Willy says:

    What ever happen to tazer weapons? I’m sure we will hear screams of excessive force now for killing the nutball??

  2. Jonp says:

    Someone just watched Fists Of Fury

  3. Ex-PH2 says:

    “When police ran the man’s license plate, it identified the vehicle as armed and dangerous because of a prior incident with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office.”

    Okay, that alone brings up memories of ‘The Car’ (the Lincoln Continental from Hell), ‘Maximum Overdrive’ and those bikers in ‘Every Which Way But Loose’.

  4. Deplorable B Woodman says:

    Suicide by cop? Or just so convinced of his immortality that it transcended over to stoopidity?

  5. Graybeard says:

    That Alabama boy ain’t too bright, is he?

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