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True Dough

(16,872 posts)
Wed Aug 24, 2016, 09:30 AM Aug 2016

Black man shot by police after reporting armed robbery at his home

The homeowner who alerted police was carrying a gun when the cops arrived, then he got shot. If he'd been white and carrying the gun, would the shot never have been fired? One does wonder...


A black man has been shot by US police after calling them out to his home to assist him and his wife with a robbery in Indiana.

Carl Williams, who lives in Indianapolis, rang the city's police department to say his wife had been assaulted by a black suspect with a rifle - but was then shot himself by the officer who arrived at the scene. In what the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) has called a "tragic incident", the 48-year-old was reportedly mistaken for his wife's assailant by a police officer with nine years' experience.

The shooting, which has left Mr Williams fighting for his life in hospital, is the latest in a series of similar incidents that have sparked a crisis in the US over race relations and police training.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/indianapolis-shooting-police-black-man-robbery-impd-a7206746.html


This is part of the Indianopolis assistant police chief's response to the incident:

"The officers involved were forced to make a split second decision based on the information and totality of the circumstances known at the time. The officer involved was a nine-year veteran of the east district late shift. Again this was tragic and unforeseen. I don't know of any officer who goes out wanting to get into a shootout with anyone, but especially not as in this case a homeowner."




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Black man shot by police after reporting armed robbery at his home (Original Post) True Dough Aug 2016 OP
"I don't know of any officer who goes out wanting to get into a shootout with anyone." Iggo Aug 2016 #1
Open carry is only for white people malaise Aug 2016 #2
Shoot first, question second... LakeArenal Aug 2016 #3

LakeArenal

(28,584 posts)
3. Shoot first, question second...
Wed Aug 24, 2016, 10:37 AM
Aug 2016

"I don't know of any officer who goes out wanting to get into a shootout with anyone, but especially not as in this case a homeowner."

The point is, he did, and another innocent man is fighting for his life.

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