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01-09-09, 02:31 PM #1
You shot me, Bro! But it's all good...
You Shot Me Bro, But All is Forgiven
Updated 10:36 AM CST, Fri, Jan 9, 2009
A standoff in an east Fort Worth neighborhood involving SWAT officers and barricaded streets quickly turned into a stand-down Thursday afternoon.
It all started when two men got into an argument over a woman outside Julies Food Mart at the corner of Miller Avenue and Pierce Street. Fort Worth police said during the argument one man pulled out a gun, the other man convinced him to put it away. When he did put the gun away the other man punched him, so the man pulled the gun back out and shot the other man in the leg.
After the shooting police said the gunman ran to his home in the 4400 block of Pierce Street and that's when SWAT officers were called for the barricaded man.
Police said the suspected shooter was able to elude officers in a white vehicle.
The victim of the shooting was taken to the hospital, his injuries are not life-threatening.
Police said it's unlikely the shooter will face charges because they can't get cooperation from the shooting victim.
"After further investigation the victim decided not to cooperate or press charges citing that the suspect is his 'bro' and all is forgiven," said Fort Worth police spokesman Lt. Paul Henderson.
SWAT officers were called off when the victim refused to press charges.
*In writing this story NBCDFW staffers had a debate about the title. Here were some of the alternates:
"Bromance" Leads to No Charges in Shooting
Bro Problem: No Charges in Shooting
Friends Don't Mind When You Shoot Them in The Leg
One Friendship Doesn't End With a Bang
Guns and Bro-ses: All is Forgiven After Dude Shoots Dude in Leg
Link: http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/You...-Forgiven.htmlThe true measure of your character is what you choose to do when you think no one is looking.
01-09-09, 02:54 PM #2
They called off SWAT for a felony assault because the guy didn't want to press CHARGES?!?!?!
I dunno how it works there, but the State "presses" charges here.I'm your huckleberry...
Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentus telum est!
You can be the weapon, and the gun in your hand is a tool - or the gun is a weapon and you are the tool.
I was looking for a saint who was a devil of a lover,
but every girl I found was either one way or the other...
01-09-09, 02:55 PM #3
All's fair in love and bromances!
01-09-09, 03:01 PM #4
Alright, whatever happened to felony crimes being prosecuted by the State?
I've seen a lot of this crapola going on lately. The State will mandate prosecution of DV's (even without the cooperation of the victim), but as long as the victim doesn't want to prosecute even greater offenses, the suspect walks.
Whatever happened to the notion that if this asshole will shoot one person, he's capable of shooting others? Where is the protection of society from violence fit into the picture in our criminal in-justice system? Do the State's Attorneys really represent one victim's interests or the people as a whole?
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That from the nunnery
Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind
To war and arms I fly. - Lovelace
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01-10-09, 02:53 AM #5
Here its the "state" vs the suspect. I could give a damn if I have the victims cooperation in a case like this. If I have facts enough to establish probable cause. The perp is getting hooked.'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
“A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” Sigmund Freud
01-10-09, 12:55 PM #6
I wonder if the victim said "don't shoot me, bro!" before being shot.
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