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It's all horrible.  According to one report, the man wasn't complying with police orders to put his hands up.  But I can see myself screwing that up, too, if I'm scared about cops showing up at my front door.  I know how they yell and it's not always clear.  (I've had police banging at more door early Sunday morning because of a teen neighbor.  It's not pleasant).  

 

Without knowing more, I'd blame this more on a training issue.   Police get scared just like all people.  And if they are responding to a call where someone is already dead and there is a potential for more, they are going to be on high alert to have to neutralize the guy.   And unfortunately, when they shoot, they must shoot to kill.  With fuel allegedly spilled all around the house, I'm not sure if getting close enough to use tasers was an option.  If they even have tasers. 

 

IMO, the guy in California who called in the swatting call should be charged with murder in this case.  

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A tragedy for all concerned. Most rational people would be outraged over the "swatting game" but leave it to the police haters to make it one more tool for their cause.  As usual, "rk" has to lie again with his straw argument that there are any "police haters" posting to this site.  What a fraud....

 

I seriously doubt that is a happy police officer going home after that. They usually don't, even if they kill one that you rejoice over.  And as to the "morons", we will have to wait until the official review and report to see if our posters consider them "morons".  Cops, investigating cops....not usually a "fair/objective" review.

 

More and better training is necessary.....OBVIOUSLY!


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@rk9152 wrote:

A tragedy for all concerned. Most rational people would be outraged over the "swatting game" but leave it to the police haters to make it one more tool for their cause.

 

I seriously doubt that is a happy police officer going home after that. And as to the "morons", we will have to wait until the official review and report to see if our posters consider them "morons".


There is something much worse and far more reprehensible than "morons" - trump supporting republicans.  

Just stating an opinon that tens of millions of American Citizens share with me - possibly even more than voted for trump...

 

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A tragedy for all concerned. Most rational people would be outraged over the "swatting game" but leave it to the police haters to make it one more tool for their cause.

 

I seriously doubt that is a happy police officer going home after that. And as to the "morons", we will have to wait until the official review and report to see if our posters consider them "morons".

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   What struck me as I read this, as the man comes to the front door and a cop shoots.   There was no indication that he had a gun...this is just another of the "facts don't matter" and cop fear of unknown.   Cops such as this one, need to be fired, otherwise,they learn / know that they can get away with murder. 

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A police officer fatally shot a man while responding to an emergency call now called a 'swatting' prank

 

A police officer in Wichita fatally shot a man while responding to an emergency call that authorities now say was a tragic and senseless prank.

 

The 28-year-old man, whom officials did not immediately identify, was killed around 6:20 p.m.

 

Thursday after police responded to a report that there had been a shooting and hostages taken at the house, Deputy Wichita Police Chief Troy Livingston said at a Friday news conference.

 

“Due to the actions of a prankster, we have an innocent victim,” Livingston said, calling it a case of “swatting.”

 

Swatting, which has a long history in the online gaming world, refers to the practice of making an emergency call about a fake situation often involving a killing or hostages, in the hopes of sending police to the address of an adversary or random person.

 

In an interview with the Wichita Eagle, the slain man’s family identified him as Andrew Finch, a father of two, and said he was not armed.

 

“I heard my son scream, I got up and then I heard a shot,” his mother, Lisa Finch, told reporters Friday.

 

“What gives the cops the right to open fire?” Finch said. “Why didn’t they give him the same warning they gave us? That cop murdered my son over a false report.”

 

The officer who fired the fatal shot, a seven-year veteran of the force, has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is department policy. Police are investigating the circumstances of the call.

 

A person who first called the security desk at Wichita City Hall told a 911 operator that he had accidentally shot his father and was pointing a gun at his mother and brother.

 

“They were arguing and I shot him in the head and he’s not breathing anymore,” the caller said.

The individual later threatened to set the house on fire, then asked the operator, “Do you have my address correct?”

 

A man emerged from the house after police arrived. Livingston said police officers repeatedly told him to put his hands up, and one shot when he believed the man was reaching for a weapon. Police said the man was not armed.

 

The officers did not find anyone who had been taken hostage at the location, nor any deceased victims.

 

The family members were handcuffed and taken in police cruisers to be interviewed by officers at a station, the Eagle reported.

 

“The police said, ‘Come out with your hands up,’ ” Lisa Finch told the Eagle. “[The officer] took me, my roommate and my granddaughter, who witnessed the shooting and had to step over her dying uncle’s body.”

 

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Unbelievable.....  Yet some morons will actually defend the cop in this case and another will declare he's happy the cop gets to go home and eat supper with his family.  Meanwhile, a completely innocent man, who followed police orders to the tittle, is laid to rest.

 

We CAN do better than this; we MUST do better than this......


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