1110 users online (231 members and 879 guests)  


The Killing Season - Websleuths

Websleuths News


Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 63
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    heaven bound
    Posts
    4,828

    OK - Austin Haley, 5, killed by cop shooting at snake, Noble, 3 Aug 2007

    How absolutely tragic.


    NOBLE, Okla. A stray bullet fired by a police officer trying to shoot a snake hit and killed a 5-year-old boy fishing at a nearby pond, officials said.
    Austin Haley was fishing with his grandfather, Jack Tracy, Friday evening when Tracy said he heard a shot and saw a bullet hit the water just a few feet in front of the boat dock where he was standing.
    Moments later, a second shot was fired that hit Austin in the head.
    A Noble police officer who had responded to a report of a snake in a tree apparently fired the deadly shot while trying to kill the snake, according to City Manager Bob Wade.
    Tracy said he initially thought he and his grandson were under attack by someone trying to kill them, so he put the boy into the back of a 4-wheeler and drove to his daughter's house about 200 yards away.
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,292168,00.html

  2. #2
    Local LE was trying to shoot a snake out of tree. This will go under revue and I believe the officer will be brought up on whatever they can find for neglect for him. It was a very horrible accident, but as it stands...he should never have fired his weapon for such. The mother stated the bullet entered directly into the back of the child's head and exited from the forehead. It was a deadly shot no matter how it happened. Very sad and very accidental, IMO. Sad that the officer will pay for it, but if he is proven to be negligent...he did cost a young life.
    "WE SEEK FOR THE TRUTH. WE SEEK JUSTICE.
    THE COURTS REQUIRE IT. THE VICTIMS CRY FOR IT
    AND GOD DEMANDS IT!"

    A quote spray painted on the wall by search
    and rescue workers, Team 5, at the OKC Bombing site 4-19-1995.



    What I post are my opinions only.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    at home
    Posts
    23,627
    Quote Originally Posted by White Rain View Post
    How absolutely tragic.


    NOBLE, Okla. A stray bullet fired by a police officer trying to shoot a snake hit and killed a 5-year-old boy fishing at a nearby pond, officials said.
    Austin Haley was fishing with his grandfather, Jack Tracy, Friday evening when Tracy said he heard a shot and saw a bullet hit the water just a few feet in front of the boat dock where he was standing.
    Moments later, a second shot was fired that hit Austin in the head.
    A Noble police officer who had responded to a report of a snake in a tree apparently fired the deadly shot while trying to kill the snake, according to City Manager Bob Wade.
    Tracy said he initially thought he and his grandson were under attack by someone trying to kill them, so he put the boy into the back of a 4-wheeler and drove to his daughter's house about 200 yards away.
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,292168,00.html
    What a terrible totally unnecessary tragedy.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    southeastern PA
    Posts
    690
    This is terrible! I wonder how much time he had even spent at the gun range. If this was my child dead, I cannot even imagine what I would be feeling.

    It reminds me of a police shootout some time ago, where the police were firing like crazy, and not a one of them hit the desired target, all the while they endangered the public. They needed better training.. more time spent in target practice.

  5. #5
    For everone involved, I am sure. I know the officer probably would never have done anything to harm a child or anyone intentionally...however...it was his action which did. Accident or no...he has to answer to where his bullet went when he chose to fire that gun at that snake.

    The most local small LE agencies around Oklahoma have ever fired a weapon is usually the training they receive in CLEET which is what is required for most small communities. It is a few short weeks of overall training. However, some grew up with guns in this community via hunting etc. and are aware of guns before they start. Some just aren't as intelligent as others, I am afraid. <sigh>
    "WE SEEK FOR THE TRUTH. WE SEEK JUSTICE.
    THE COURTS REQUIRE IT. THE VICTIMS CRY FOR IT
    AND GOD DEMANDS IT!"

    A quote spray painted on the wall by search
    and rescue workers, Team 5, at the OKC Bombing site 4-19-1995.



    What I post are my opinions only.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    13,721
    Why was he trying to kill the snake?.......what a senseless and tragic act that cost a little boy his life.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    6,107
    Doesn't the town have an Animal Control Officer?
    What about Pest Control in the Yellow pages?
    Why were 2 Officers dispatched for a snake?
    There are polices for Officers discharging weapons. With 2 shots discharged in the air, where did they think that the bullets were going to land.


    Respectfully,
    dark_shadows

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    9,711
    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    Why was he trying to kill the snake?.......what a senseless and tragic act that cost a little boy his life.
    I was wondering the same!

  9. #9
    Because someone called in and asked them to come kill a snake in their yard!
    "WE SEEK FOR THE TRUTH. WE SEEK JUSTICE.
    THE COURTS REQUIRE IT. THE VICTIMS CRY FOR IT
    AND GOD DEMANDS IT!"

    A quote spray painted on the wall by search
    and rescue workers, Team 5, at the OKC Bombing site 4-19-1995.



    What I post are my opinions only.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    13,721
    Dont they try to remove the snake rather than kill it?


  11. #11
    Not if you are raised in Oklahoma. We don't care for snakes much here. Most aren't the garden variety....ok some are, but we are scared of em anyway. We have copperheads, rattlesnakes, etc. as the majority of our snake population here. OK I don't know about majority as far as their county...only where I was raised. OK maybe I was the only one who was scared to death of em...and would want them dead. or not.
    "WE SEEK FOR THE TRUTH. WE SEEK JUSTICE.
    THE COURTS REQUIRE IT. THE VICTIMS CRY FOR IT
    AND GOD DEMANDS IT!"

    A quote spray painted on the wall by search
    and rescue workers, Team 5, at the OKC Bombing site 4-19-1995.



    What I post are my opinions only.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    13,721
    We have a few nasty ones down here as well...the difference here is that all our snakes are protected and it is illegal to kill them.......if a snake comes into your yard its usually the ranger or police who came to catch it and take it away.
    Im no snake lover either SS.....I get scared just looking at one on the telly

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    6,107
    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    Dont they try to remove the snake rather than kill it?
    Dear sweet Dingo,
    That is what I was wondering, Animal Control should have been called.

    All of my Love and Respect to you,
    dark_shadows

  14. #14
    Liz's Avatar
    Liz is offline I am not a chemist and this is not my 1st rodeo
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Northwest
    Posts
    25,446
    Exactly my thoughts, dark_shadows! Anyone should have had better sense than the reckless action taken by that LEO. ::shaking head::

    I wonder if he will be charged with manslaughter?

  15. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by dark_shadows View Post
    Dear sweet Dingo,
    That is what I was wondering, Animal Control should have been called.

    All of my Love and Respect to you,
    dark_shadows
    Dark! Long time no see!! Nice to hear from you...and I agree! Animal Control SHOULD have been called!!!

    The truth of the matter is tho...they probably had one guy who is considered "animal control" for that small town and he would have done the same thing. <sigh> It is rural Oklahoma for Gosh sakes. Snakes in trees are pretty common, but we still don't like them. I grew up in a rural area where I had to call LE because goats had surrounded my house outside my fence and were ON my cars because they got out of their pen and decided my yard was where they wanted to go! The male would not allow me outside the gate and the rest were chewing up my car!!! They had to invite in the town's best cowboys to "round them up" and finally got in touch with the man who owned them...took them over 4 hours to control them!
    THIS is what you deal with in Oklahoma!
    "WE SEEK FOR THE TRUTH. WE SEEK JUSTICE.
    THE COURTS REQUIRE IT. THE VICTIMS CRY FOR IT
    AND GOD DEMANDS IT!"

    A quote spray painted on the wall by search
    and rescue workers, Team 5, at the OKC Bombing site 4-19-1995.



    What I post are my opinions only.

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 ... LastLast


Similar Threads

  1. MO - Three people killed, 4 injured in Neosho church shooting, 12 Aug 2007
    By Dark Knight in forum Rampage Killings and Terrorist Attacks
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 03-20-2009, 08:49 PM
  2. NE - Eight killed, 4 injured in Westroads Mall shooting, Omaha, 5 Dec 2007
    By Melly in forum Rampage Killings and Terrorist Attacks
    Replies: 126
    Last Post: 01-03-2008, 09:43 AM
  3. Finland - Eight killed in Jokela school shooting, Tuusula, 7 Nov 2007
    By STEADFAST in forum Rampage Killings and Terrorist Attacks
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-07-2007, 01:38 PM
  4. ID - Officer Lee Newbill, 48, & 2 more killed in shooting spree, Moscow, 19 May 2007
    By Shadow205 in forum Rampage Killings and Terrorist Attacks
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 05-22-2007, 04:29 AM
  5. PA - Three killed, 1 injured in shooting at Philadelphia Navy yard, 12 Feb 2007
    By Liz in forum Rampage Killings and Terrorist Attacks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-13-2007, 12:02 AM

Tags for this Thread