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Hostage standoff: SLC police kill armed suspect [After elderly man fought off gun-toting highjacker]

Posted on 07/06/2007 9:12:32 PM PDT by elhombrelibre

Salt Lake City police this afternoon shot and killed a desperate armed robbery suspect who was holding a Green Street resident hostage.

The man, armed with handgun, had tried to steal a car from a husband and wife near 650 S. Park St., but he fled when the husband got out of the car and scuffled with him, police said.

He ran to nearby Green Street and was spotted around 12:15 p.m. near 672 S. Green St. The man ran into the house, where he took a man and a woman hostage.

The male hostage was able to escape, but the suspect held onto the woman, a gun to her head as he shouted to police around 1:20 p.m. that he would not go back to prison and would not be taken alive.

At that point an officer, apparently armed with a rifle, shot and killed the man as he stood with the hostage in the front doorway.

A neighbor who lives nearby first reported the suspicious man.

The witness, who asked that he not be identified, said he was inside his house and saw the man looking around his front porch, like he was "stalking someone." The man crouched down and the witness saw he had a chrome handgun.

The neighbor said he called police and watched as the gunman went to 672 S. Green St. He said the hostages were the woman who lives there and her boyfriend.

Jayme Chilbert said she moved in across the street from the crime scene a week ago.

She said she heard police yell to the gunman, "Drop the weapon. Release the hostage."

Next, Chilbert said, she heard one shot, then quiet.


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1 posted on 07/06/2007 9:12:33 PM PDT by elhombrelibre
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To: elhombrelibre

http://www.sltrib.com/ci_6314668?source=rv


2 posted on 07/06/2007 9:13:03 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Democrats even want foreign terrorists to be treated like US citizens. Their love is misplaced.)
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To: elhombrelibre
Police gun down alleged hostage taker in Salt Lake

Police shot and killed a man today who had taken a woman hostage near Green Street and 700 South and yelled to officers that he would not be taken alive.

The standoff shut down the area to traffic as police surrounded the small rental home where a man held a woman at gunpoint.

"The suspect had his arm around the neck of the female" and pointed a gun pointed to her head, said Salt Lake City police detective Jeff Bedard. "He said he wanted to die. He wasn't going to go back to prison."

When an officer had a clear shot at the man, Bedard said, he took it, killing the man. The hostage was unharmed.

The incident began at 12:20 p.m., police said, when a man tried to carjack the parked vehicle of Jace and Pat Snell, who had come from Provo to visit their daughter nearby.

After 67-year-old Jace Snell had gotten out of his car he was knocked to the ground by a man who put a gun to Snell's chest and demanded the keys, as Pat looked on from inside the vehicle, according to the couple's daughter.

"My father said, 'I just wanted to get hold of him and wring his neck,'" the daughter, Tamara Snell, said.

Jace Snell did manage to kick the man who fled on foot. Snell then called police.

Michael Proud was watching television in his apartment when he heard a noise and looked out his window. "I saw this guy standing behind the porch looking out onto the street," Proud said. "I saw this chrome-plated pistol; it looked like a 9 mm."

Proud called 911 as he watched the man. "He looked intense," Proud said, describing the man as white, in his 40s with gray stubble beard, wearing a baseball cap, long sleeved blue shirt, jeans and white tennis shoes.

The description matched that given by Jace Snell when he called police.

The man ran off and Proud alerted his neighbors.

About 12:47 p.m. police responded to a row of multi-colored rental homes on Green Street and 700 South where an armed man had taken another man and a woman hostage. By the time police arrived the man had escaped, police said.

Meanwhile, the Snells had lunch with their daughter and returned to Provo before police called and asked the couple to return for an interview with police, Tamara Snell said.

"He's a pretty tough old bird," she said of her father.

3 posted on 07/06/2007 9:17:55 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Democrats even want foreign terrorists to be treated like US citizens. Their love is misplaced.)
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To: elhombrelibre
he shouted to police around 1:20 p.m. that he would not go back to prison and would not be taken alive. At that point an officer, apparently armed with a rifle, shot and killed the man

"Your choice" I guess.

4 posted on 07/06/2007 9:18:38 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: elhombrelibre

http://www.deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,680196960,00.html


5 posted on 07/06/2007 9:19:08 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Democrats even want foreign terrorists to be treated like US citizens. Their love is misplaced.)
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To: CindyDawg

This was cheaper.


6 posted on 07/06/2007 9:19:43 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Democrats even want foreign terrorists to be treated like US citizens. Their love is misplaced.)
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To: CindyDawg

Good shootin!


7 posted on 07/06/2007 9:21:11 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Yeah. He “apparently” had a rifle:’)
8 posted on 07/06/2007 9:22:03 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: elhombrelibre
"He said he wanted to die. He wasn't going to go back to prison."

Glad to hear SLCPD is so customer-focused and intent on satisfying his desire...

9 posted on 07/06/2007 9:24:54 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: CindyDawg

“”He’s a pretty tough old bird,” she said of her father”

God bless his ornery hide : )


10 posted on 07/06/2007 9:26:10 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: elhombrelibre

Humm

Looks like the cops applied rule 308.


11 posted on 07/06/2007 9:29:23 PM PDT by ASOC (Yeah, well, maybe - but can you *prove* it?)
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To: elhombrelibre

Have you no compassion for your fellow man? Do you know how many lawyers will go to bed hungry tonight...and for years to come...because this poor wretch was taken out?


12 posted on 07/06/2007 9:39:27 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK
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To: ASOC; batter

You guys in SLC are getting pretty good, few more stories like that, and criminals like Rocky Anderson, will be moving on....


13 posted on 07/06/2007 9:39:27 PM PDT by Issaquahking
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To: elhombrelibre
...the suspect held onto the woman, a gun to her head as he shouted to police ... that he would not go back to prison and would not be taken alive...

At that point an officer, apparently armed with a rifle, shot and killed the man as he stood with the hostage in the front doorway.

Apparently their motto is: "We Aim To Please".

Jayme Chilbert ... said she heard police yell to the gunman, "Drop the weapon. Release the hostage."

Next, Chilbert said, she heard one shot, then quiet. The perp was probably expecting a stand off by liberal hand-wringing politician types unwilling to give the officer the green light to shoot. Guess he was wrong.

14 posted on 07/06/2007 9:42:50 PM PDT by Screaming_Gerbil (Let's Roll...)
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To: elhombrelibre
At that point an officer, apparently armed with a rifle, shot and killed the man as he stood with the hostage in the front doorway.

Excellent! The porker LT with the PhD..designated hostage negotiator...must be whining like crazy cuz somebody actually done some police work. And fine work it was. Applause!! [attributable, doubtless, to the new training post-Colombine....a new attitude.]

15 posted on 07/06/2007 9:52:10 PM PDT by dasboot
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To: dasboot

And new tools for the job!!!


16 posted on 07/06/2007 9:54:38 PM PDT by dasboot
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To: dasboot

Now this is the kind of gun control what we been talking about.


17 posted on 07/06/2007 9:56:17 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Screaming_Gerbil

I suppose the usual suspects will be screaming about the rights of the dead guy, saying this didn’t have to happen, etc. I say give the cop a medal. He did society one huge favor.


18 posted on 07/06/2007 9:58:39 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt
I’m impressed with the one shot put down. The last meth head the Eureka PD negotiated with had at least 11 bullet holes in him. I think the coroner stopped counting...
19 posted on 07/06/2007 10:03:50 PM PDT by tubebender (Large reward for person offering leads to my missing tag lines...)
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To: elhombrelibre

He got his wish, and he saved the tax payers a lot of money!


20 posted on 07/06/2007 10:09:23 PM PDT by NRA2BFree ("The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves!")
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To: tubebender; glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; Czar; stephenjohnbanker

>>She said she heard police yell to the gunman, “Drop the weapon. Release the hostage.”

Next, Chilbert said, she heard one shot, then quiet.<<

I like the one command to put the gun down then the take down. No need to repeat the order.


21 posted on 07/06/2007 10:32:59 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Check out this website for the National Veterans Coalition http://www.nvets.org/)
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To: B4Ranch

“I like the one command to put the gun down then the take down. No need to repeat the order”

One command, one kill.

Have a great weekend!


22 posted on 07/06/2007 10:36:31 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: NRA2BFree

“He got his wish, and he saved the tax payers a lot of money!”

Yep.....whole lotta money : )


23 posted on 07/06/2007 10:37:35 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Yep.....whole lotta money : )

It's too bad we can't do that to all felons. Just think how much money we would save. :o)

24 posted on 07/06/2007 11:56:10 PM PDT by NRA2BFree ("The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves!")
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To: NRA2BFree

That’s vigilantism and that’s wrong, because people have rights, even those that take women and children as hostages.

/s


25 posted on 07/07/2007 12:02:10 AM PDT by wastedyears (Freedom is the right of all sentient beings - Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime)
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To: elhombrelibre

Why doesn’t the first sentence read, “Police allegedly gun down alleged hostage taker in Salt Lake”?

Journalistic “ethics”? [sarcastic snicker]


26 posted on 07/07/2007 3:50:07 AM PDT by GadareneDemoniac
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To: elhombrelibre

Good shootin’ Tex!


27 posted on 07/07/2007 3:54:21 AM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (Famously frisky)
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To: NRA2BFree; glock rocks; B4Ranch
It's too bad we can't do that to all felons. Just think how much money we would save. :o)

California has around 700 inmates on"Death Row". Many have been there 20 years...

28 posted on 07/07/2007 6:13:26 AM PDT by tubebender (Large reward for person offering leads to my missing tag lines...)
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To: NRA2BFree

It’s too bad we can’t do that to all felons..................In this day and age becoming a convicted felon is not that hard to do, a simple home made explosive device we made as kids can now lead to a felony conviction or maybe even pointing your finger at a cop during an argument about feeding pidgeons.


29 posted on 07/07/2007 6:22:38 AM PDT by eastforker (.308 SOCOM 16, hottest brand going.2350 FPS muzzle..M.. velocity)
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To: tubebender; glock rocks; B4Ranch

Hmm, Trolly Square area, again...


30 posted on 07/07/2007 7:48:25 AM PDT by Pete-R-Bilt (Land of the FRee, because of the BRave)
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To: Pete-R-Bilt; tubebender; B4Ranch; Issaquahking

Cool. One less convicted sex offender to keep track of. SLPD has been doing a great job of cleaning the gene pool in spite of Rocky.


31 posted on 07/07/2007 8:06:23 AM PDT by glock rocks (Please pray every day for our Patriot Armed Forces fighting to protect our way of life.)
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To: eastforker

We have the government local, state and federal that we elect. Any day that we want to change it all we have to do is get off our dead asses and do it.

When was the last time that you made an appointment to go and talk informally with your mayor and police chief, jointly or separately. Both of those men work for you and I have yet to know one who won’t give you 15 minutes.

I have learned over the years that it is best to go to their offices with questions instead of demands. Be sure to have some suggestions prepared or else you may be invited back to discuss those when you organize them.


32 posted on 07/07/2007 11:35:59 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Check out this website for the National Veterans Coalition http://www.nvets.org/)
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To: glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; tubebender; Issaquahking

I will bet my left arm that the sound the bullet made when it connected with the dudes skull is a sound the hostage will forever recognize, in a milisecond or less.


33 posted on 07/07/2007 11:53:51 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Check out this website for the National Veterans Coalition http://www.nvets.org/)
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To: NRA2BFree

Even 20% of them : )


34 posted on 07/07/2007 1:14:24 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: B4Ranch

“...and would not be taken alive”

And he got his wish.


35 posted on 07/08/2007 9:29:26 PM PDT by PinkDolphin (J'essaierai de faire mieux la prochaine fois.)
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