Skip to comments.NEW: Nicholas County deputies recovering after deadly standoff with elderly man (West Virginia)
Posted on 07/08/2013 7:49:04 AM PDT by Morgana
NICHOLAS COUNTY, Wv. -
Two Nicholas County deputies are recovering at the hospital following a deadly standoff with an elderly man over the weekend.
As of Monday morning, Deputy Buddy Stapleton is listed in satisfactory condition. Deputy Tommy Allison is listed as 'under evaluation', according to Charleston Area Medical Center.
Stapleton was shot in the leg and Allison was shot in the face during a four-hour long standoff, according to West Virginia State Police.
On Saturday, deputies responded to complaints of an argument between a neighbor and 84-year-old John Evans.
Stapleton was the first deputy on scene. Investigators said Evans shot him in the leg with a 12-gauge shotgun.
Allison arrive a short time later for back-up. Evans also shot him, causing injuries to his stomach and face.
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Suicide by cop.
“Stapleton was the first deputy on scene. Investigators said Evans shot him in the leg with a 12-gauge shotgun.”
You probably don’t want to point a gun at an 84 YO man with a shotgun in his hands... Maybe a more civil approach was called for. But they don’t teach that anymore in cop school.
“Authorities tried to get Evans to surrender peacefully, investigators said. When Evans came outside with a shotgun, authorities shot and killed him.”
Wait. I know how this works...
“Come on out with your hands up and surrender peacefully!”
“Here I come, don’t shoot!”
“Bang! x 257 times”
Careful, that sort of theory could result in “take all their guns on their 70th. birthday” legislation.
I know someone who lives close by. This was a surprise in the neighborhood. Supposedly the 84 year old is an ex-cop.
I worked in health care for 20 years.Also,my Dad lived with me for the last 10 years of his life,passing away just before his 89th birthday.From both those experiences I learned that advancing years can be *very* cruel to some.And that includes in regards to their mental capacity/abilities.
That could make things even worse.Imagine an 84 year old ex cop (or soldier) whose brain has been deteriorating (possibly unnoticed by anyone) being confronted by police.In a previous post in this thread I described my frame of mind in this case...basically,that growing old ain't for sissies.
How’s the dog?
TWO DEPUTIES WOUNDED!
(deep into story)..................................................................................... old man dead.
I think the problems are : the police are trained to expect everyone to instantly obey their barked orders.Police are told to “take charge”.
People today have been trained to call the police ,that is, 9-11-1 for every little thing.
A little more patience and less bluster might have saved a life and injuries.
They would have Tased Thomas Jefferson, and shot his dog...