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    Man shot dead by off-duty officer in Belfast

    BBC News - Man shot dead by off-duty officer in Belfast

    A man has been shot dead by an off-duty police officer during a suspected robbery at a petrol station.
    The PSNI said it happened on the Albertbridge Road in east Belfast at 1905 GMT on Thursday.
    It is believed the dead man, who was in his 20s, was armed with a knife and was attempting to rob the filling station.
    Peter O'Sullivan from the NI Police Ombudsman office said: "Unfortunately the person was shot by an off-duty police officer."
    It is believed the officer was in the petrol station when the robbery is alleged to have taken place.
    He opened fire at the man and he died at the scene. Nobody else was injured in the incident
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    I love happy endings. Now let's hope they don't try and screw with the officer
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgg View Post
    I love happy endings. Now let's hope they don't try and screw with the officer
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    Well done that man.
    Foolish thief forgot that PSNI carry off duty as well.
    Hoping the Monday morning quaterbacks don't screw him over for taking care of business.
    My that last sentence sounded very American, heaven help me.
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    Peter O'Sullivan from the NI Police Ombudsman office said: "Unfortunately the person was shot by an off-duty police officer."

    Allow me to attempt to translate that into uncivil American English : "Fortunate were the clerk and customers of the gas station that this knife wielding menace was neutralized before anyone was hurt. Unfortunately an officer, off-duty at the time, will have to live with the consequences this robber created."

    There, even kept the emphasis adverb intact and didn't change the facts of the account. Surely nobody will complain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorwaycop View Post
    Well done that man.
    Foolish thief forgot that PSNI carry off duty as well.
    Hoping the Monday morning quaterbacks don't screw him over for taking care of business.
    My that last sentence sounded very American, heaven help me.

    There is hope for you yet.

    Best wishes for the involved officer.
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