Skip to comments.Phoenix Cop Fatally Shoots Domestic-Violence Suspect -- and His Dog -- For No Apparent Reason
Posted on 02/08/2011 8:18:39 PM PST by Immerito
Yesterday, we told you about an officer-involved shooting in Phoenix. Details were limited, so we said to check back later. We got the details and they're pretty nuts.
According to court documents obtained by New Times, Phoenix Police Officer Richard Chrisman has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after fatally shooting 29-year-old Daniel Rodriquez.
Rodriquez's mother called police about noon yesterday to report that she and her son had gotten into an argument and that Rodriquez was breaking things in her trailer home near Baseline Road and Central Avenue.
Officer Chrisman and another officer found Rodriquez's mother at the trailer next to the one where Rodriquez had thrown a fit.
The two officers went next door and tried to talk with Rodriquez, but he didn't answer.
The mother told the officers that the trailer was hers and that they were allowed to enter.
The officers entered the trailer and found Rodriquez standing in the living room.
Rodriquez told the cops they had no right to be in his trailer, and that's when things got wild.
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It’s always, always shoot the family dog no matter what.
Where are the bootlickers?
It should be murder.
They will be here. This is only the 4th post. By post 10 they will be out in force. Their motto is: No jackboot goes without licking long.
As to the question at the end of why the cop was not charged with murder. That is simple. He is a cop. He will say he felt threatened. He may even be back to work in a few months.
Sick. I’ve read so many stories of cops coming to homes and basically the first thing they do is shoot the dog, for no reason. In several instances they actually chased down the dog in the house and shot it after it was cowering under a bed (it happened in some mayors house, wrong house later found out). To me, a cop shows up at my house the first thing I do is get my dog.
A) Nothing in this story indicates the man performed any of the extremely subjective “Domestic violence” classification of behaviors.
B) The officer should be facing MURDER charges, not aggravated assault charges or at the very least 1st degree manslaughter.
C) This illustrates the ever increasing in power but not liability police state we are entering into.
He must have really screwed up because his partner ain’t covering for him.
I hope the best for the honest cop who told the truth.
I know this has nothing to do with the story, but why don’t they ever shoot the cat?
“He may even be back to work in a few months.”
That’s a very conservative prognostication. He’ll probably receive some form of commendation and a pay raise. After all, he’ll need to compensated for his heroism and judicious use of ammunition, not to mention the mental anguish he had for murdering and unarmed fief.
My thoughts exactly.
He probably senses that the natives are getting restless at this type of behavior. People have had enough.
I am with you. My dog will be cuddled in my arm across my chest.
I wonder if Daniel Rodriquez would have been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon if he fatally shot police officer Chrisman?
Yeah and reputations get around fast, and the other cop is probably thinking he’s not going to take a bullet for some unstable loose cannon. I don’t blame him.
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