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Pursuit And Shooting Of ‘Cop Killer’ Captured On Police Body Cameras

 

Christopher Chase Shootout

 

 

” A man who shot four law enforcement officers and led scores more on a sprawling police chase through Albuquerque in late October was shot eight times, including four times in the neck and once through his scalp, according to the autopsy report released Tuesday.

The police department released videos from officers involved in the chase, with sometimes graphic images of the officers as they were shot, including:

– the video starts with a female officer advising she was under fire
– the same officer is found, slumped in her car with mouth wide open at 3:40
– 4:55 police receive fire and shoot back through their windshield using an automatic rifle
– shootout at 5:30 onwards

Please note that the item has been edited in parts to shorten the length of the video. Details of the story appear underneath the video.


On the morning of Oct. 26, Christopher Chase, 35, dressed in body armor and camouflage and wielding an assault rifle, told witnesses in Southeast Albuquerque to call police and that he was waiting for them. He then fired upon an officer and managed to steal the officer’s police cruiser, beginning a 16-mile police pursuit that eventually ended when Chase crumpled in the cruiser against a gas pump at Fourth and Montano NW — all amid gunfire from multiple officers.

  Chase had shot three Albuquerque police officers, who received minor injuries, and one Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputy, Robin Hopkins, who is undergoing a lengthy recovery for a shattered femur.

  The autopsy, released Tuesday by the Office of the Medical Investigator, gives some insight about Chase’s final moments. APD officials have not confirmed that they shot Chase, though they did confirm that they shot at him and that he had gunshot wounds when officers pulled him out of the wrecked APD vehicle.

  The several hours of video from officers’ lapel cameras show a chaotic scene, with at least three dozen shots fired at Fourth and Montano at the end of the chase. Officers can be heard shouting expletives and instructions to each other as they try and comprehend the fast-moving situation. One video shows APD officer Daniel Morales as he gets shot in the leg, and another shows officers discussing how Chase had “half his head blown off” after the dust had settled.

  A gruesome shot shows a bloody Chase slumped over the steering wheel, blood splattered over the interior of the car.

  Officers can be seen running from vandalism and breaking-and-entering calls all over the city in response to a “shots fired” call blasted over their radios. Adding to the complication was an incorrect address that dispatchers could be heard repeating several times throughout the chase.

  Interim Police Chief Allen Banks said a witness told 911 dispatchers that Chase was waiting to ambush officers at Broadway and Cesar Chavez. In fact, Chase was waiting at Broadway and Iron, catching the first responding officer off guard.

  Until Tuesday, APD had released little information officially since a short press briefing the day after the shootings. The department had deemed all Journal public records requests about the shooting as “under review.”

  The autopsy report showed Chase had three gunshot wounds on his neck near his sternum and another from a bullet that entered near the back of his head. Also, a bullet entered Chase’s upper back, and he had two more gunshot wounds to his left arm. Chase also had a gunshot wound on his scalp, a “gaping” laceration that measured 6 inches long and 4 inches at its widest point, according to the autopsy.

  Chase, who had “Cop killer” tattooed across his knuckles, had no drugs in his system, the OMI found. The investigator tested for marijuana, methamphetamines, cocaine and opiates.

  Investigators also did not appear to find anything else irregular about Chase physically. All indicators, from the surface of his diaphragm to cardiovascular system, appeared normal, according to the report.

  Investigators commented several times throughout the 27-page report that Chase’s brain was “extensively lacerated” from at least two of the shots, preventing them from tracing the trajectories of individual bullets.

  In addition to the gunshot wounds, Chase also sustained blunt-force injuries to his head and upper left arm, the report found. APD spokeswoman Tasia Martinez said Tuesday the shooting is still under investigation, and the department is waiting on the results of ballistics tests to determine how many officers fired and who they were.

” We do not know how many officers fired their weapons yet,” Martinez said in a text message.

  Martinez did say that six officers were placed on leave after the shooting, a standard practice for officer-involved shootings. The department did not respond to questions about the officers’ names or how long they were on leave.

  Martinez said the autopsy will be included in the completed case report. She couldn’t say when the department’s investigation might be completed.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alleged Robber Shot 11 Times By Store Owner In Bassfield

 

 

 

 

” According to investigators, a gunman entered a Get and Go convenience store Monday morning in Jefferson Davis County on Mississippi 42 and demanded money.

  The armed robber shot the store owner in the leg before all the money had been taken. The gunman exited the store but returned to take the rest of the cash. By that time the owner had a 9mm handgun. When the gunman approached, the owner shot the robber at least 11 times.”

 

 

Eleven or twelve hits ? The police should shoot half as well . 

 

HT/GunsSaveLives

 

 

 

Police Officer Of The Year’s Heroics Caught On Dashcam

 

Penn Trooper

 

 

 

 

” As Trooper Timothy Strohmeyer and Trooper David Navaruk each sped to the scene, they passed Michael in his pick-up truck heading the opposite direction. He fired shots into both police cruisers, and broken glass flew into Navaruk’s face, according to the Pennsylvania State Police.

Still, Strohmeyer and Navaruk turned their cruisers around and gave chase, hoping to catch up with the fleeing suspect.

Meanwhile, trooper Kevin Campbell was approaching Michael from the opposite direction. Upon seeing Campbell, Michael “accelerated his truck and intentionally rammed Corporal Campbell’s patrol car head-on,” trapping Campbell inside his own cruiser, according to the state police.

Campbell was a sitting duck, while Strohmeyer’s cruiser can be seen on video approaching the collided cars. Hoping to divert attention away from his trapped colleague, Strohmeyer rammed his own cruiser into the back of Michael’s truck, state police said.

Strohmeyer’s plan worked. Michael can be seen on video charging Strohmeyer’s cruiser with his gun drawn and firing. Eight bullets ripped through Strohmeyer’s windshield, as shown in a photograph obtained by ABC News. Strohmeyer was hit several times in the chest and left wrist.

Strohmeyer was wearing a bulletproof vest and survived. Michael was killed by the troopers’ returning gunfire.

Exactly 10 months later, at its annual conference in Philadelphia, the International Association of Chiefs of Police bestowed its highest honor on Strohmeyer, naming him International Police Officer of the Year.”

   We spend plenty of pixels highlighting the corrupt and criminal behavior of some law enforcement officers on this page but we are also fair enough to give credit where credit is due . One officer who deserves credit and honor is Pennsylvania state trooper Timothy Strohmeyer . Stohmeyer was recently honored as International Police Officer Of The Year and this video documents the incident that led up to that award .

   Well done Trooper . A grateful populace gives thanks .

 

“Two people were fatally wounded in a business dispute that ended in a shootout in central Siberia, regional police said Friday.

Staff from two construction firms clashed Thursday morning, reportedly over a school renovation tender both companies wanted to win. They agreed to meet later in the day to resolve their differences, the police said.

A director of one of the companies was one of those killed, the police confirmed, adding that 20 people were detained and a number of firearms seized.

A police investigation is underway.”

 

 

 

 

More videos at the link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marine Killed By Cops Linked To 2 Deaths

 

 

 

” Police today identified a U.S. Marine accused of a drive-by shooting rampage that left one woman dead and five others injured in Texas, and said they believe he is also be responsible for the death of another woman in North Carolina the day before.

Esteban J. Smith, 23, was killed in a shootout with police early Sunday morning after randomly firing on five vehicles from his pickup truck as he drove around Concho County, Texas, according to Tom Vinger, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety.”

 

 

 

See Also : Esteban Smith, Marine Murderer: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is what happens when you try and carjack an armed citizen!

Published on May 16, 2013

” Robbery gone very wrong in Venezuela Very Graphic ) Atraco Fallido”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moment Gunman Opened Fire On Police With AK47 And Was Shot By Police During A Routine Traffic Stop (graphic video)

 

 

 

 

” Authorities released terrifying footage of an armed madman shooting up a patrol car in Middlefield, Ohio, turning a routine traffic stop into a combat zone.

Local police told reporters on Friday that they still have no clue why James Gilkerson fired 37 shots at two officers using an AK-47 style assault rifle after the officers pulled him over on March 10, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported. 

‘He got of the vehicle, intending to kill my officers. We don’t know why he did it,’ said Middlefield Police Chief Arnold Stanko.

The two officers, Erin Thomas and Brandon Savage, returned fire and killed Gilkerson, 42, piercing him with multiple shots.

In the video, Gilkerson can be seen jumping out of his car, which had been pulled over for failing to stop at an intersection, according to the News-Herald, and opening fire on Thomas and Savage.”

” Stanko said cops found eight 40-round magazines inside Gilkerson’s car, along with combat books, including ‘Backyard Rocketry: Converting Model Rockets Into Explosive Missiles,’ and ‘Homemade Detonators: How To Make Them.’ “

Thanks To Bureaucracy, 91-Year-Old Man Who Shot Home Invader Can’t Get His Guns Back

 

 

” Jay Leone is a 91-year-old World War II veteran and former member of the sheriff’s air patrol who used his guns to level the playing field when Samuel Joseph Cutrufelli, a 30-year-old career criminal and meth user, broke into his house. Now that the trial is over, and Cutrufelli has been sentenced to 86 years in prison, Leone wants his guns back – but the Marin County authorities are dragging their feet.

Leone has been without his weapons for a year now. In early January 2012, Cutrufelli broke into Leone’s home, detained him at gunpoint, tied up his hands, and went looking for valuables. Leone managed to grab one of several valuable guns he owned. When Cutrufelli saw this, he shot Leone in the face. Leone, in turn, got off three shots, hitting Cutrufelli, who then fled. Both Leone and Cutrufelli called 911, with Leone reporting the burglary and Cutrufelli claiming he’d shot himself.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boston Bombing Suspect Shootout Pictures

 

 

” On Thursday night [Friday morning] at 12:45am EST.  I was in my living room working on my computer when I heard multiple “pops” coming from outside.  At that point, I had no idea that I was about to become an eye witness to the biggest news story in the country.

 

When I looked outside my window, I could clearly see two people (the Tsarnaev brothers) taking cover behind an SUV and engaging in gunfire. After witnessing shots being fired I promptly ran up the stairs to my 3rd floor bedroom to distance myself a little further away from the gunfire. As I ran into my room, overwhelmed by shock, adrenaline, and curiosity, I jumped onto my bed to stay below the windows but also have a clear view at the shooters and photograph the event. As soon as I was laying safely on my bed I started taking pictures with my iPhone 5 and captured the following images that documented the terrifying shootout with the Tsarnaev brothers, which then led to an overnight citywide manhunt.”

 

 

“Here it’s clear to see the brothers taking aim and firing on the officers. (Taken at 12:47:57AM)”

See Them All At The Link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police: 5 Dead In Shooting South Of Seattle

 

 

 

 

” FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — Gunfire erupted at an apartment complex in a city south of Seattle and five people were shot to death, including a suspect who was shot by arriving officers, police said early Monday.

Officers responding to an emergency call at 9:30 p.m. Sunday at the apartments in Federal Way encountered a chaotic scene, with bullets flying.

“When officers arrived there were still shots being fired,” said Federal Way police spokeswoman Cathy Schrock.

They found two injured men on the ground in a parking lot. One of the men reached for a gun as police moved in to assist the two, she said.

At that point, officers opened fire. The suspect died but police said it wasn’t immediately clear if it was from their gunfire.

The other man on the ground and a third man in the parking lot were found dead.

In a search of the complex, police found a fourth man dead in one apartment and a slain woman in another unit. Schrock said police were trying to determine if the woman was accidentally hit by gunfire.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazing New Details From The Chase For The Boston Bombers

 

 

 

” The police chief, Edward Deveau, describes how cops nearly apprehended the older suspect, and were placing handcuffs on him in the middle of the street Thursday night, when the younger suspect came at officers in a carjacked SUV. The cops were able “to dive out of the way,” and the younger suspect then continued to drive directly over his brother and dragging him through the street. That’s how the older suspect died, according to the police chief.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Boston Bombing Suspect Taken Into Custody

 

 

 

” At about 10:30 p.m., authorities said, the two shot and killed MIT Police officer Sean Collier, 26, as Collier sat in his cruiser. It was unclear what triggered that shooting: authorities said surveillance video appears to show the two approaching Collier and killing him without warning.

After that, the men allegedly carjacked a Mercedes sport utility vehicle, and took the driver with them. At least one brother told the carjacked driver that they were the marathon bombers. They forced the driver to stop at several bank machines, and took $800 that he withdrew. After a few minutes, the man was left behind at a gas station, unharmed. It was unclear if he escaped, or was let go.

From there, the brothers drove about three miles, throwing explosives out the window at police. In Watertown, they engaged in a shootout with police, in which at least 200 rounds were fired.

Authorities said that Tamarlan Tsarnaev left the car at one point, and attempted to throw an explosive at officers. The device, however, went off in his hand. Police then tackled the wounded suspect in the street. Then, authorities said, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev–still behind the wheel of a car, swerved at the officers in an effort to hit them.

The officers dodged. Tamerlan did not. He was dragged under the car, and later died at a Boston hospital. In the same confrontation, a Boston Transit police officer was also shot and wounded. Officials later identified the officer as Richard H. Donahue, 33, who was treated at Mt. Auburn Hospital and released.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev escaped. Police later conceded that there were not enough officers to establish a perimeter. The teenager is believed to have fled on foot: police found a small blood trail, indicating he was injured.

Then he vanished.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSNBC: Fugitive Is Djhokar Tsarnaez

 

 

 

 

 

” One suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is dead after a violent stand-off with police in Massachusetts, and another–his 19-year-old brother– is still at large. A manhunt for the second suspect, who appeared in a white hat in photos released by the FBI, is ongoing in nearby Watertown, Mass. The fugitive is  Dzhokar Tsarnaev, a resident of Cambridge, Mass. He has a Massachusetts driver’s license. Authorities say the Tsarnaev  brothers lived in Cambridge but were not students. Initial reports indicate the brothers may be Chechens who were legal permanent residents of the United States, but it was not immediately clear.

As authorities pieced together the chronology hours later, it appeared that the MIT officer had been killed; then two men had stolen a car at gunpoint (the driver was later released unharmed). Police then pursued the vehicle into Watertown, engaging in a battle with police using gunfire and explosive devices.  One of the suspects was killed, the dead suspect reported by law enforcement authorities as the man in the black hat in the FBI photos released Thursday from the marathon bombings.

The suspect who was killed was found wearing explosives strapped to his chest.”

 

 

 

Boston Marathon Suspect Is Killed, Second On Loose After Extraordinary Firefight

 

 

 

 

 

 

” With a bomb strapped to his chest, one of the Boston Marathon suspects was killed early Friday after he and his accomplice robbed a 7-Eleven, shot a police officer to death, carjacked an SUV and hurled explosives out the window in an extraordinary firefight with law enforcement, authorities told NBC News.

The second suspect — the one in the white hat in photos released by the FBI — was on the loose, and police ordered people in the Boston suburb of Watertown to stay in their homes and businesses not to open. Boston shut down its buses and subway system for the hunt.

The suspects are brothers with the last name Tsarnaez, law enforcement officials told NBC News. Two law enforcement officials told NBC News that both men had international ties, had been in the United States about a year, were in their early 20s and had military experience.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Boston Bombing Suspect Is Dead

 

 

” One of two suspects wanted in Monday’s deadly Boston marathon bombing was killed early Friday in a violent standoff with the police in a quiet residential neighborhood just west of Boston. The second suspect remained at large following what authorities described as a deadly crime spree that left one police officer dead and another seriously wounded.

A Watertown resident, Andrew Kitzenberg, 29, said he looked out his third-floor window to see two young men of slight build in jackets engaged in “constant gunfire” with police officers. A police SUV “drove towards the shooters,” he said, and was shot at until it was severely damaged. It rolled out of control, Mr. Kitzenberg said, and crashed into two cars in his driveway.

The two shooters, he said, had a large, unwieldy bomb that he said looked “like a pressure cooker.”

“They lit it, still in the middle of the gunfire, and threw it. But it went 20 yards at most.” It exploded, he said, and one of the two men ran toward the gathered police officers. He was tackled, but it was not clear if he was shot, Mr. Kitzenberg said.

Meanwhile, the other young man, said Mr. Kitzenberg, got back into the SUV, turned it toward officers and “put the pedal to the metal.” The car “went right through the cops, broke right through and continued west.” “

Gunmen Attack Greek Prison, 11 Inmates In Dramatic Escape

” Greece’s Trikala prison turned into a battleground on Friday night as gunmen armed with automatic weapons attacked the prison, leaving two guards seriously injured. Eleven inmates made a dramatic escape.

Justice Minister Antonis Roupakiotis described the prison attack as a “commando operation, with hundreds of shots fired” CTV reported. Five grenades exploded during the successful escape bid in which 11 Albanian prisoners, all convicted of robbery and theft, made a dramatic getaway.

Gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs arrived at the prison in a pick up truck and a van, and maintained fire for over half-an-hour. The escapees broke through cell windows and escaped through perimeter fences topped with barbed wire. Acting on reports that shots were also fired from within the prison, authorities are searching for weapons.”

” Gunmen used “very heavy weapons” to attack a prison in Greece and free 11 inmates.

Two guards were injured as they attempted to fight off the six attackers, who turned the jail perimeter into a “battlefield”.

Guns, grenades, a van and a pickup truck were used in the breakout at 8.30pm local time on Friday.

It kicked off a night-long standoff between police and the remaining prisoners at the facility near the town of Trikala, 200 miles northwest of Athens.

Two of the men who escaped were later captured after being found hiding in a church nearby.

A manhunt is underway to track down the others, who the authorities said were all Albanian.”

SWAT officer attracts ridicule after he’s pictured with his rifle sight on backwards

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“A SWAT team in upstate New York is being mocked as an example of the difference between military and police training after an officer was captured peering through a backwards sight on his combat rifle.
As users on the military Reddit were quick to point out when the image was posted, the reverse sight makes it effectively useless.
Users mocked the SWAT officers training and some went so far as to question the motives of some of the men serving in local law enforcement.”

Chris Dorner Body Not Yet Identified (MAJOR UPDATE)

From The Huffington Post Dated 2.13.13 @ 11:36 EST

   Even their update headline is misleading . If you read the post you’ll see that according to Commander Andrew Smith investigators have not yet even entered the building because it is still too hot .

 

 

Huff Post Dorner Report

 

 

   The video also seems to contradict the statement given by Commander Smith . If anyone knows the truth they are not saying at this time .

 

” Los Angeles Police Department told reporters that no body has been identified in the cabin in which Christopher Dorner was believed to have been hiding, following a shootout and fire.

No body has been located yet,” Commander Andrew Smith said, telling reporters that the building was still too hot for investigators to enter.

“That burned cabin has not even been entered by investigators yet,” Smith said. “We are still on a holding pattern to search that.”

Earlier reports had indicated that a body had been identified.

The standoff with Dorner, a former member of the LAPD, reached a violent close near a rustic cabin in the Big Bear ski area east of Los Angeles. Since Feb. 3, he’s accused of a crime spree that left four people dead, including two officers, and several others wounded in shootings in L.A. and nearby San Bernardino County.”

Ex-LA Cop Believed Barricaded In S. Calif. Cabin

 

” A fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer sought in three killings was believed barricaded in a cabin Tuesday after a furious gunbattle with police in the snow-covered mountains of Southern California, authorities said, the culmination of an intensive manhunt that left a region on edge for nearly a week.

Two officers were injured in the gunfight, and the Los Angeles Times reported that one of them later died.

At an afternoon news conference, Los Angeles police Cmdr. Andrew Smith said he had this message for the suspect, believed to be Christopher Dorner: “Enough is enough. It’s time to turn yourself in. It’s time to stop the bloodshed.”

Officers have been swarming the snow-covered Big Bear region since Thursday, when they found Dorner’s burned-out pickup truck. The former Navy reservist killed a former police captain’s daughter and her fiance and a Riverside police officer, and injured two other officers, police said, promising to bring “warfare” to Los Angeles police and their families.”