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St. John deputy shoots suspect toting air gun
NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 7/9/14 | Drew Broach

Posted on 07/09/2014 2:31:48 PM PDT by BBell

A deputy shot a man carrying an unmarked "air soft gun" during a domestic violence investigation Wednesday morning in Edgard, the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office said. The suspect, identified as Kirk Bovie, 49, was wounded in the upper leg and taken to University Hospital in New Orleans.

An air soft gun is a non-lethal replica of a real firearm. It typically fires plastic ammunition and is used in recreation and law enforcement training.

Such replicas often have an orange tip, to better distinguish them from real guns. But in this case, the Sheriff's Office said, the orange tip had been removed.

The shooting came after deputies were called at 5:51 a.m. to the 100 block of John Pierre Street. The caller told 911 operators that Bovie, who lived on the street, "pushed down her niece, punched the complainant in the face and broke a window on her trailer. The complainant also told operators that Bovie had been smoking illegal narcotics." When deputies arrived, Bovie fled into the woods.

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


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: airsoft; banglist; la; stjohn
Fun times at the trailer park.
1 posted on 07/09/2014 2:31:48 PM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell

“Smoking illegal narcotics” - interesting statement.


2 posted on 07/09/2014 2:33:55 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: BBell

Orange Tip Bump Off


3 posted on 07/09/2014 2:34:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: SkyDancer

I wonder if he was wearing a shirt at the time.


4 posted on 07/09/2014 2:36:49 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: BBell

If you remove the orange tip, you’re basically asking for it, especially since cops are trained to be trigger-happy these days. I wonder what would happen if you painted the tip of a real gun orange? Doesn’t matter I guess. They’ll shoot you if you point a cell phone at them.


5 posted on 07/09/2014 2:37:33 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: BBell

Trailer Park Boys again???


6 posted on 07/09/2014 2:39:23 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: BBell

“wounded in the upper leg”

Lucky his marksmanship was lacking.


7 posted on 07/09/2014 2:40:26 PM PDT by paintriot (On the Conservative Coast.)
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To: paintriot

If I painted a pipe black and held it like a rifle at a cop...i’d expect to get shot if I didn’t comply. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.


8 posted on 07/09/2014 2:45:20 PM PDT by gwgn02
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Thats a novel concept. Bright orange flash hider on a real gun.


9 posted on 07/09/2014 2:46:13 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: thorvaldr

So, do you smoke illegal narcotics the way you do say, salmon?


10 posted on 07/09/2014 2:47:46 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: BBell

There was one in Detroit a couple of years ago where the cop shot a teenager in the hand. The kid was playing around with a toy gun and the cop happened to see him point it at another kid’s head.


11 posted on 07/09/2014 2:49:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Lets face it, these days brandishing any weapon around Police officers
in the line of duty can get you killed. Brandishing any firearm "toy or not"
during a dispute call is just asking for it. That man is lucky it was only a leg.

Disguising a firearm to look like a toy would be a state by city issue.
And probably earn you a well deserved face plant in the concrete if
a Cop catches you with it.

12 posted on 07/09/2014 2:50:39 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: SkyDancer

I guess if it was medical marijuana it would be legal.


13 posted on 07/09/2014 2:52:35 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: BBell

Any toy gun that does not have the orange tip gives a officer the opportunity to shoot and kill anyone from toddler to adult and be praised by his department for it. I suspect that goes for cell phones, too. Many people have been shot for holding cell phones without orange tips.


14 posted on 07/09/2014 2:54:47 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: BBell

Was thinking that marijuana is too inclusive since the headline had “illegal narcotics” which a much broader term. Just saying. Should have used the Latin definition: WackusWeedus.


15 posted on 07/09/2014 2:54:47 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: MaxMax

John Dillinger used a soap bar carved in the shape of gun with black shoe polish on to fool an entire jailhouse full of police so he could break out.


16 posted on 07/09/2014 2:55:58 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
I wonder what would happen if you painted the tip of a real gun orange?

I suspect that, by and by, we will find out that the orange tip is itself justification for gunning down a child after the first time a killer uses an orange tipped real gun to shoot someone.

17 posted on 07/09/2014 2:57:05 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
I Love that show.

It's the only reality show worth watching.

18 posted on 07/09/2014 2:58:44 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: BBell
And the fake gun didn't even look real. Dillinger was a real killer though
and I doubt anybody wanted to call his bluff. He deserved what he got in the end.
19 posted on 07/09/2014 3:00:41 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: SkyDancer

I wonder how you would smoke illegal salmon.


20 posted on 07/09/2014 3:03:08 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: MaxMax
It seems you're right:

That's not a super soaker. And the guy they caught carrying this "zip gun" was busted.
21 posted on 07/09/2014 3:05:18 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

didn’t an LA cop get away with killing a kid with one of those?

insane


22 posted on 07/09/2014 3:06:23 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: MaxMax

I watched a documentary about Dillinger and according to the documentary only one killing could be pinned on Dillinger. His gang did the rest. Even so, good riddance to bad garbage.


23 posted on 07/09/2014 3:10:56 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: GeronL

In that case it was a pellet gun. But there have been several incidents in which cops have shot and killed people holding or carrying a toy gun.


24 posted on 07/09/2014 3:12:44 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: GeronL

“didn’t an LA cop get away with killing a kid with one of those?”

If it’s the case I’m thinking of, that one was much more realistic looking. Kid (teen) was told to drop it; he made a bad choice.


25 posted on 07/09/2014 3:13:11 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PLMerite

The cop should have been fried


26 posted on 07/09/2014 3:13:33 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Larry Lucido

First you wade into a stream ....catch one out of season. LOL


27 posted on 07/09/2014 3:18:13 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: GeronL
"The cop should have been fried"

On the left is a real AK. On the right is the "toy gun" Andy Lopez was bringing to bear on the cop.

Think quickly. Shoot or no shoot...

28 posted on 07/09/2014 3:25:19 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PLMerite
If a road rager jumped out of a truck with that toy I would be firing through the windshield.
That is not a toy, regardless of it being so.
29 posted on 07/09/2014 3:32:13 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: PLMerite

If I remember correctly the cop was a combat vet. I would have shot the kid too.


30 posted on 07/09/2014 3:54:21 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: BBell

No orange tip, you’re fair game.


31 posted on 07/09/2014 4:20:16 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: SkyDancer

Some people swear by apple wood but I say nothing beats alder-smoked meth.


32 posted on 07/09/2014 5:10:01 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

In that case it was a pellet gun. But there have been several incidents in which cops have shot and killed people holding or carrying a toy gun.

Airsoft guns, pullet guns, and the like are not toys, and some of them are realistic replicas that are subject to specific state laws.


33 posted on 07/09/2014 5:15:29 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: PLMerite

Bang!


34 posted on 07/09/2014 5:19:06 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Doesn’t matter I guess. They’ll shoot you if you point a cell phone at them.

Couple years ago Denver cops killed a guy, in his home, when he stood up while holding a can of coke.

35 posted on 07/09/2014 5:26:05 PM PDT by kitchen (Even the walls have ears.)
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To: BBell
But in this case, the Sheriff's Office said, the orange tip had been removed.

I read a while back where they were using a black Marks-A-Lot felt pen and obliterating the orange. Either way, they are asking for it.

36 posted on 07/09/2014 5:26:30 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: TigersEye

Cedar ....


37 posted on 07/09/2014 6:11:38 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: kitchen

It probably wasn’t a diet coke. Sugary drinks have almost been declared a WMD.


38 posted on 07/09/2014 7:21:01 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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