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[T]he moments before police officer fatally shot newlywed firefighter in downtown KC
The Kansas City Star ^ | February 25, 2014 | Donna McGuire

Posted on 02/26/2014 8:38:36 PM PST by Uncle Chip

As he lay bleeding on a downtown Kansas City street, newlywed Anthony Bruno mouthed “Don’t let me die” to a bystander who had rolled him on his back to check two gunshot wounds.

On the pavement nearby, Police Officer Donald Hubbard felt himself drifting in and out of consciousness. Blood dripped from his broken and battered face. He tried to get up but fell back.

The bystander, who happened to be a critical care nurse in a hospital trauma unit, could not find Bruno’s pulse. She asked Hubbard to apply pressure to Bruno’s wounds while she began chest compressions. Hubbard crawled to her as sirens sounded in the distance, according to documents released Tuesday by police.

Soon an arriving police officer asked what direction the gunman had fled.

Hubbard looked up.

“I shot him,” he said.

Multiple witnesses described elements of that scene to investigators trying to piece together what led to an off-duty Kansas City police officer fatally shooting an off-duty Kansas City firefighter who had been celebrating his November wedding in the early hours of Dec. 1....

(Excerpt) Read more at kansascity.com ...


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itPY54C_guM

While being beaten, Kansas City police officer shoots suspect

1 posted on 02/26/2014 8:38:36 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itPY54C_guM


2 posted on 02/26/2014 8:40:25 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Will his buddies buy him a round of drinks for this?


3 posted on 02/26/2014 8:40:36 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

It looks justified to me. I don’t know what led up to the moment that the cop saw the need to arrest him, but the moment the firefighter started beating the cop is the moment it became a justified shooting.


4 posted on 02/26/2014 8:43:24 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Uncle Chip

I think he was gonna say, “Dont fight the cop or he will shoot you.”


5 posted on 02/26/2014 8:43:57 PM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Don’t pick a fight with a gun. Suicide by cop.


6 posted on 02/26/2014 8:45:45 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Jonty30

At some point, maybe it was justified, but it looks like incompetence to me. Why police officers now find it optimal to end up killing something is amazing.


7 posted on 02/26/2014 8:46:39 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Uncle Chip

As someone else has noticed, the final situation is a lot like the Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman confrontation.


8 posted on 02/26/2014 8:48:05 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Jonty30
It looks justified to me.

Me too -- and it went to the Grand Jury as well and they no billed.

9 posted on 02/26/2014 8:49:52 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: nickcarraway

So, in your opinion, the cop is obligated to allow himself to be beaten to death because the other guy was a better or stronger fighter?

If you fight a cop, you deserve everything that happens to you.


10 posted on 02/26/2014 8:50:21 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: nickcarraway

Exactly what part would you describe as incompetence? If you mean the part where you make a juvenile and totally inappropriate joke in your previous post, then I agree with you.


11 posted on 02/26/2014 8:53:29 PM PST by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: Jonty30

Did you watch the video? Shouldn’t a police officer be able to handle a drunk, unarmed man without being overpowered? If a person is incompetent as this officer maybe they shouldn’t be out on the street for their own good?


12 posted on 02/26/2014 8:54:28 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: bramps

I would describe allowing yourself to be overpowered by an unarmed drunk man as being incompetent. I’m just talking about how police are supposed to be able to handle themselves.


13 posted on 02/26/2014 8:56:06 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Jonty30; bramps

Why would an armed police officer end up rolling around on the ground with a suspect? Doesn’t that violate the protocol of how this is supposed to be handled?


14 posted on 02/26/2014 8:57:32 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Uncle Chip
Looks justified. I don't know why he was arresting the guy, but whatever the reason, the firefighter was being fairly uncooperative, and then started beating the cop over the head. Any citizen in the same situation would have been justified in applying deadly force, as the police officer did.

Tag him and bag him. He was clearly stronger than the officer and had the cop not shot the guy, he himself might have been killed. The cop did right IMHO.

15 posted on 02/26/2014 8:57:48 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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“The Brunos had imbibed as well, but neither was drunk, Stephanie later told police.”

Stephanie is the wife of the “drunk.”

No mention of blood alcohol levels.


16 posted on 02/26/2014 8:59:39 PM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: nickcarraway

Some people become a-holes when they’ve been drinking. If the cop was the type of cop that would use his gun first, there wouldn’t have been a wrestling match in the first place.

You just seem the type of guy that likes cops being killed unnecessarily.


17 posted on 02/26/2014 9:01:21 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: nickcarraway

I consider most of what you post on this forum to be incompetent —

Why do you allow yourself to do it???


18 posted on 02/26/2014 9:01:38 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

Why did the security guard (off duty LEO) attempt to arrest this guy?
He was off duty. Working for someone other then the City though in his uniform.
He left the place he was working to walk after the man even though the man at that time was seemingly doing nothng but walking down the street.


19 posted on 02/26/2014 9:01:48 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: Jonty30

DITTO. Cop was armed security and in uniform. Fireman was too drunk to know better. Once he broke the grip and start striking the officer in the head hard, officer must stop it or he can lose concience and the attacker may access his gun. Shooting is justified.


20 posted on 02/26/2014 9:02:02 PM PST by Fee ( Big Gov and Big Business are Enemies of America)
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