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04-28-06, 02:14 PM #1Signal_W Guest
Seattle Police Kill Gunman, Lodge Bullet In Revolver
The Associated Press
Police fired a bullet directly into one of the chambers of a gun wielded by an angry man as they shot him to death in a confrontation at a bus stop, authorities said.
The man never fired his gun, but the fluke police shot showed he was aiming it, said Deputy Police Chief Clark S. Kimerer.
"Physically, I believe, it is impossible to conclude anything other than the fact that the suspect was pointing a weapon directly at the officers," Kimerer said.
Police said the 18-year-old man became belligerent after a fight with his girlfriend on Tuesday and raised his gun at officers responding to a call from a concerned storekeeper. Authorities said they ordered the man to put his gun down, but he refused.
Officers fired a total of about four shots from their .40-caliber Glock handguns, authorities said. One of their bullets entered one of the chambers of the man's .38-caliber revolver, shoving the bullet inside backwards, said Kimerer.
"I've not seen anything quite like that in my 24 years," Kimerer told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
The man's name was being withheld because family had not been notified, according to the King County medical examiner's office.
Both officers were placed on paid leave, a standard procedure in shootings involving law enforcement personnel.
04-28-06, 02:44 PM #2
Like they said, it does prove the guy was pointing his weapon at the officers.
But damn, for some reason, that tickles me.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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