Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by yabbyyou, Jan 24, 2019.
I should have gone on to say that I sure would like to cover it as a reporter lol.
An off-duty police officer was accidentally shot and killed by another officer in St. Louis early Thursday morning, authorities said.
The accidental shooting occurred around 1 a.m. local time <snip>
St. Louis police officer kills another officer in accidental shooting: Authorities
Notice how the word *accidental* appears in the headline and the first 2 sentences...(the headline is at the link). They sure are emphatic about that. Hmmm. JMO
Where does it say there is a PC on Friday, and does anyone know the time?
I think the editors <accidentally>missed a couple of accidental references in that lead sentence, though. I'm pretty sure what they meant to say was:
An <accidentally>off-duty police officer was accidentally shot and killed by another officer in St. Louis early Thursday morning, authorities <accidentally> said.
I hope the truth comes out soon, whatever it is. Easy to see that the two who were on duty should, at a minimum, be fired. As for the shooting, nobody could ask for anything less than a thorough investigation.
But a sweeping condemnation of a whole group of people is unwarranted and unfair.
Mentions white police SUV sitting outside hospital, broken window, shattered glass, crime scene tape. Mysterious?
This isn't looking good, is it? Also snipped from same article:
Why were the two male officers, who were supposed to be patrolling another part of town, inside a home with Alix, who was off-duty? Why was one of those officers handling a revolver that reportedly wasn’t a service weapon?
And most important, how could a highly trained cop accidentally fire the gun straight into Alix’s chest?
I wish the involved officers well with crafting their responses to these 3 questions.
As a general rule, I give LE the benefit of the doubt in any officer-involved shooting...they have dangerous jobs.
This time, my eyebrows are firmly lodged somewhere north of my forehead.
Only to everyone who wasn't there I'm sure. Waiting to hear the rest of the story, which can't be good any way you look at it.
Charges have been filed against the officer who shot the victim. The story sounds like both of them were playing a Russian Roulette type game with the shooters personal gun. Outrageous!! These are trained police officers! What a tragic end to a stupid game.
Criminal charges filed against officer in Katlyn Alix’s death
This link says the shooter emptied the chamber then put one bullet back in. They were playing a real version of Russian Roulette!
Other officer charged in shooting death of off-duty St. Louis officer
“Hendren has not been arrested and is still being sought.”
I thought he was in the hospital. What is this “being sought” crap?
WHAAAAAATTTT????? He's not even been questioned yet? What is going ON?
At least they've named him.
I understand that his partner explained what had been going on, per above article.
Russian roulette is a way to justify the shooting as accidental. "See, we were just playing a game..."
Not buying what the partner is selling.
I'm concerned that the victim isn't able to tell her version of what happened...
Not to mention that his partner was “on his way out!”
Officer who fired fatal shot charged with involuntary manslaughter; he and victim were playing Russian roulette, charge says
Article reports that, at the hospital, Hendren head-butted the back windshield of a police SUV parked nearby. Also reports that Hendren suffered minor injuries to his head and remains hospitalized.
Police department has not confirmed that Hendren is hospitalized nor how the window was broken.
PROSECUTOR PRESS CONFERENCE: Announcement of charges filed in off-duty officer death. Full story: Officers were playing Russian Roulette when off-duty officer was shot, prosecutors say
Probable cause statement:
St. Louis police officer charged with fatally shooting his coworker while on-duty