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Car Chase Ends With Police Shooting Woman Dead
CBS Sacramento ^ | March 2, 2014

Posted on 03/04/2014 4:52:00 PM PST by nickcarraway

A memorial is growing near where a young woman was shot dead by police after she rammed them with her car.

It all started as a fight with her grandmother, friends say.

“She has a 4-year-old son that doesn’t know… and is gonna grow up not knowing who his mom is,” said Hailey Krause, the woman’s friend.

Friends and family rushed to the scene near Sunset and San Juan Avenues Sunday afternoon after finding out they knew the woman shot and killed by Citrus Heights police.

“Her and her grandma got into argument and she went and took her grandmas keys, and her grandma told her not to and left and her grandma called the cops,” Krause said.

Police tracked the car to Citrus Heights using a LoJack device. They tried to pull her over, but police say she refused to stop – instead ramming her car into their patrol car and then leading officers on a high-speed chase.

“She was driving recklessly on the wrong side of the road and, in these weather conditions, [it] put a lot of people’s lives in danger,” said Officer Bryan Fritsch with the Citrus Heights Police Department.

Investigators say the suspect then rammed a patrol car again – and that’s when officers opened fire.

“After they let up all the shots, the car was still running. Like, she was slumped and her foot was stuck on the gas,” said Osyrus Williams, who saw the incident unfold.

“She rammed two patrol vehicles with officers in them and they did fear for their life,” Fritsch said.

Officers say the woman died at the scene.

A photo of the scene taken by a CBS13 viewer shows a silver Lexus against a Citrus Heights police car – a deadly end that began as a fight with a family member.

“They were close. Her grandma takes care of her son and she looks at her like her mom,” Krause said.

The woman’s identity has not been officially released.


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1 posted on 03/04/2014 4:52:00 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
She has a 4-year-old son that doesn’t know…

Too late for Darwin Award.

2 posted on 03/04/2014 4:54:23 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m usually anti-cop on these threads, but if the facts are as written, it sounds like a righteous shoot to me.


3 posted on 03/04/2014 4:55:45 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: nickcarraway

My first instinct these days is to wonder if the cops story is true


4 posted on 03/04/2014 4:56:15 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: nickcarraway
Her grandma takes care of her son and she looks at her like her mom,”

Another grandma who needs her head examined. Apparently she's on her 3rd generation. Sick.

5 posted on 03/04/2014 4:57:41 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: nickcarraway

A Lexus with a LoJack . . . not your typical trailer park squabble. The same factors that led to the child not having a mother in his life may also explain part of the reason why tehre is no evidence that there is a father in his life, either.


6 posted on 03/04/2014 4:58:21 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: nickcarraway

“... her grandma called the cops ...”
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Thanks, Grandma!


7 posted on 03/04/2014 4:59:34 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: nickcarraway

Stupidity runs in the family.


8 posted on 03/04/2014 5:04:17 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: nickcarraway

I wonder what would or wouldn’t have happened if Granma hadn’t called the cops?


9 posted on 03/04/2014 5:05:30 PM PST by PLMerite
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To: Starstruck

I’m with you. I’ll add, though, that this is not the first thread on FR about a person calling the cops on a family member and the family member was killed by the cops.

Calling the cops should be an absolute last resort.


10 posted on 03/04/2014 5:07:47 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: GeronL

You would doubt Osyrus???


11 posted on 03/04/2014 5:15:17 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: cuban leaf
Calling the cops should be an absolute last resort.

Oh absolutely. burglary? Not unless I go over the deductible on my insurance by a substantial amount. Dead perp in my house? Yeah, they can dispose of the body. Live perp in my house? See dead perp in my house.

12 posted on 03/04/2014 5:15:55 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: nickcarraway

This story reminds me a bit of the woman that rammed her car into the White House gates a few months back.


13 posted on 03/04/2014 5:16:08 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: GeronL

yes.


14 posted on 03/04/2014 5:19:27 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Starstruck

if it comes to that maybe calling for an ambulance/fire dept is better.


15 posted on 03/04/2014 5:20:38 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Starstruck

Things are so dangerous these days police have to kill people to protect them.


16 posted on 03/04/2014 5:21:59 PM PST by Justa
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To: nickcarraway
I'm sure the cops positioned the car so she would ram it cuz they had to then be in front of her.

I'm sure the 911 operator asked if she had a weapon.

Let's hear the 911 call. Something is wrong here.

17 posted on 03/04/2014 5:23:05 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: nickcarraway
Never call the police on your kin unless you want them dead.
18 posted on 03/04/2014 5:23:13 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: nickcarraway

33 years ago this month a lunatic shot the POTUS, one of his top aides, and a Secret service officer. He was taken alive and received a fair trial.

50 years ago, when Dallas was still a wild cow town, a nut killed the President and a cop. He was taken alive.

That was a heck of a country we had. We’ll never see it again.


19 posted on 03/04/2014 5:26:22 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (On the wrong side of history.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments
He was taken alive and received a fair trial.

I disagree. He was giving a slap on the wrist.

20 posted on 03/04/2014 5:30:05 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Secret Agent Man
if it comes to that maybe calling for an ambulance/fire dept is better.

Now days when the ambulance arrives, the cops even beat the lawyers. The Animal Control group comes in third to pick up the dead dogs.

21 posted on 03/04/2014 5:35:19 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: DemforBush
This story reminds me a bit of the woman that rammed her car into the White House gates a few months back.

When I first saw this thread, I thought it was a re-hash of that in in incident. Many of my former co-workers (I am now retired) live in Sacramento, and my son goes to Sacramento State.

22 posted on 03/04/2014 5:35:32 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Starstruck

I’m usually anti-cop on these threads, but if the facts are as written, it sounds like a righteous shoot to me.

I guess for todays standards. But 20 years ago no one would ever be shot based on the original crime/ police call. Nowadays it seems that confrontation and death are far more likely then they used to be.


23 posted on 03/04/2014 5:36:01 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: SECURE AMERICA

I grew up in the fifties. Cops weren’t fast on the trigger, but if you rammed them a couple of times you would probably get return fire.


24 posted on 03/04/2014 5:44:13 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Starstruck

Yah... Doesn’t seem like a bad shoot.


25 posted on 03/04/2014 5:44:48 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: nickcarraway
Well, at least the car was recovered and the pigs, oops I mean police were able to go home that night.
26 posted on 03/04/2014 6:15:36 PM PST by semaj (Nothing will change until lying becomes an extremely dangerous & expensive habit.)
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To: GeronL

“My first instinct these days is to wonder if the cops story is true”

Unfortunately, me, too - but, if the account of the incident is accurate, they simply had no choice.


27 posted on 03/04/2014 6:50:31 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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