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Gunshots bring abrupt end to frantic 911 call
CNN.COM ^ | Mar 20, 2008 | CNN

Posted on 03/20/2008 7:23:35 PM PDT by Edward Watson

WEST COVINA, California (AP) -- A woman was asking a 911 dispatcher for help when her pleas were interrupted by gunshots, then silence.

She was shot to death.

The woman told the dispatcher someone was trying to break into her home in upscale West Covina, Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Dan Rosenberg said.

"Deputies heard gunshots followed by silence and an open phone line," he said.

Deputies arrived at the house, 20 miles east of Los Angeles, a few minutes after Wednesday's late morning call.

The woman, whose name was not released by police, had been shot several times. Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.

"At this point we believe it was a burglary gone awry," Rosenberg said.

Investigators are trying to determine if anything was taken, Deputy Luis Castro said.

While police were investigating the shooting, a man arrived at the home asking about his wife.

When he heard that the woman had been shot and killed, he collapsed and started to cry, saying "No! She just called me. You lie."

The man was placed in a patrol car and taken to a sheriff's station, police said.

Witnesses said they saw one or more men running from the house, Rosenberg said. Investigators used bloodhounds to conduct yard-to-yard searches.

No arrests had been made by Thursday morning, deputies said.

As a precaution during the search, a high school and an elementary school were locked down for about two hours, police Lt. Dan Brooks said.

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Crazy. This is a perfect example of how stupid gun control is - if you want protection from the bad guys - GET A GUN! The police cannot prevent you getting killed.
1 posted on 03/20/2008 7:23:36 PM PDT by Edward Watson
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To: Edward Watson

And NEVER register them, either.


2 posted on 03/20/2008 7:27:07 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Change.....that's what we will have left in our pockets if a Democrat gets elected president!)
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To: Edward Watson

Sorry for yelling, but...

A GUN IN THE HAND IS BETTER THAN 911 ON THE PHONE.


3 posted on 03/20/2008 7:32:16 PM PDT by wastedyears (More Maiden coming up in a few months!)
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To: Edward Watson
Police find gloves, gun near murder scene

COVINA - Police searching for one to three Hispanic males in connection to a deadly Wednesday morning shooting found a gun and pair of gloves near the scene, officials said.

Hsiao Hsu, 45, was killed in her home in the 19700 block of Cameron Avenue while calling 9-1-1 to report a break in, authorities said.

http://www.sgvtribune.com/ci_8642067

4 posted on 03/20/2008 7:32:39 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: Edward Watson; Joe Brower

“When every second is a matter of life or death, the police are only minutes away.”


5 posted on 03/20/2008 7:33:36 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Edward Watson
["The woman told the dispatcher someone was trying to break into her home in upscale West Covina, Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Dan Rosenberg said.

"Deputies heard gunshots followed by silence and an open phone line," he said.

Deputies arrived at the house, 20 miles east of Los Angeles, a few minutes after Wednesday's late morning call.

The woman, whose name was not released by police, had been shot several times. Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene."]

This article should be required reading by every member of the SCOTUS.

6 posted on 03/20/2008 7:34:04 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: Travis McGee
“When every second is a matter of life or death, the police are only minutes away.”

However, they never fail to bring a Hazmat team to clean up your blood.

7 posted on 03/20/2008 7:35:55 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: Edward Watson

Call 911,

AFTER you have activated .45 cal or 12 Gauge #4 buck.
The very best point and click user interfaces...


8 posted on 03/20/2008 7:36:07 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: Travis McGee

“When every second is a matter of life or death, the police are only minutes away.”

Exactly


9 posted on 03/20/2008 7:39:34 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: nicmarlo
Police searching for one to three Hispanic males in connection to a deadly Wednesday morning shooting

If any of these creeps are illegal aliens heads should roll. Then again not likely to happen there in Mexifornia.

10 posted on 03/20/2008 7:39:46 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: river rat
I agree, fire one at random if needed, but at least Have it ready!
11 posted on 03/20/2008 7:40:05 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Edward Watson

If your life is threatened, call 911. AFTER you shoot the SOB dead.


12 posted on 03/20/2008 7:40:14 PM PDT by upchuck (Who wins doesn't matter. They're all liberals. Spend your time and money to take back Congress.)
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To: Edward Watson

“Call 911, when seconds count, the police are only minutes away”


13 posted on 03/20/2008 7:40:45 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: Travis McGee

“At this point we believe it was a burglary gone awry,” Rosenberg said.


Understatement of the year...


14 posted on 03/20/2008 7:40:55 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: tflabo

There are ~365 murders committed by illegals in America, every single month.


15 posted on 03/20/2008 7:41:06 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: eyedigress

One can see the benefit of firing first as a proactive measure hopefully turning away would-be murderous criminals
w/o any bloodshed.


16 posted on 03/20/2008 7:42:30 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Edward Watson

I could imagine same headline, different outcome.

Bang, bang, bang, bang.

Sure you can still send the police but tell them there’s no rush.


17 posted on 03/20/2008 7:43:39 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Travis McGee

You beat me to it.


18 posted on 03/20/2008 7:44:04 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Edward Watson

In aviation, we instructors have a saying:

When in trouble,
“Aviate, navigate, communicate”

You stay alive, you get on the ground, and you can deal with any infractions or FAA complaints about procedures later

The parallels here are manifold.

Shoot the SOB dead,
then find your way to a phone,
then call.

You stay alive and you can deal with any infractions or FAA complaints about procedure later


19 posted on 03/20/2008 7:46:31 PM PDT by bill1952 (I will vote for McCain if he resigns his Senate seat before this election.)
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To: tflabo

I watched a recent store video where the perps kept trying to beat down the office door by jumping at it. The lady behind the door finally shot her revolver, and they ran away as fast as they could. (and they were carrying also).


20 posted on 03/20/2008 7:47:04 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Edward Watson
This kind of stuff almost never happens out here in PA.

Burglars know that every 3rd home here has a 12 guage locked and loaded.

A fella that lives down the street had a break-in years ago. He blew off both the robber's hands with a shotgun when he tried to attack with a bat. I don't think the thief will ever be stealing again.

21 posted on 03/20/2008 7:51:03 PM PDT by varyouga ("Rove is some mysterious God of politics & mind control" - DU 10-24-06)
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To: stevie_d_64
“At this point we believe it was a burglary gone awry,” Rosenberg said.

They stole someone's life.

22 posted on 03/20/2008 7:51:30 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: Edward Watson

Contrast this with the self defense stories up in the front of every American Rifleman mag.


23 posted on 03/20/2008 7:52:43 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: varyouga

Or picking his nose...


24 posted on 03/20/2008 7:52:47 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Houston Area Texans (I've always been hated))
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To: Edward Watson

I’d be calling the front desk, telling them to bring a garbage truck.

911 is for emergencies, and pickin’ up the trash ain’t one.


25 posted on 03/20/2008 7:56:08 PM PDT by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: tflabo

The only benefit to a warning shot is to the intruder, whom you’ve just warned that you have a gun.


26 posted on 03/20/2008 7:57:42 PM PDT by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: tflabo

NEVER pull a weapon or fire a shot unless you are going to shoot to kill.

NEVER, because that person if armed is very likely to shoot you. When you pull that weapon, immediately shoot to kill.

There is one exception and I used it once. When the bad guy was running and I shot straight into the ground to scare him bad enough that he would make a mistake. It is a long story, documented in our local paper, but the bottom line is that it worked.

It scared the guy so bad that he left all manner of identifying objects and we had him within an hour.


27 posted on 03/20/2008 8:00:50 PM PDT by woodbutcher
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To: Edward Watson

Fact: Police are crime historians.


28 posted on 03/20/2008 8:01:52 PM PDT by TaMoDee
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To: Edward Watson
Deputies arrived at the house, 20 miles east of Los Angeles, a few minutes after Wednesday's late morning call.
29 posted on 03/20/2008 8:03:00 PM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

Post 29 was supposed to have this text: As they say, when seconds count cops are only minutes away.


30 posted on 03/20/2008 8:04:00 PM PDT by calex59
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To: G Larry

Cut out the middlemen and just dial the coroner’s office for a pickup.


31 posted on 03/20/2008 8:05:09 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: Edward Watson

Good thing she didn’t have a gun; She might have hurt herself.


32 posted on 03/20/2008 8:07:37 PM PDT by LouD
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To: ltc8k6

You’re being far too kind.
The coroner’s office is for dead “human beings”.

My “garbage truck” and “trash” references were part of the message.


33 posted on 03/20/2008 8:10:23 PM PDT by G Larry (HILLARY CARE = DYING IN LINE!)
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To: Edward Watson

Now we’ll get to hear how ‘bad’ guns are in the majority of coverage by the media in the aftermath, instead of how one could have saved a life.


34 posted on 03/20/2008 8:10:37 PM PDT by SiVisPacemParaBellum (Peace through superior firepower!)
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To: Edward Watson
This incident should have ended like this one:

Police: Home invasion victim shoots, kills suspects (2)

35 posted on 03/20/2008 8:11:06 PM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: woodbutcher

Yeh You are right about shooting a gun w/ intent to kill.
I have a handgun but I never did any formal training with it. Education is key when dealing w/ a deadly weapon. Thanks for the education that I need more of it.


36 posted on 03/20/2008 8:12:07 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: upchuck

Yup... if the thugs seem intent on coming in, send some lead greeting cards out!


37 posted on 03/20/2008 8:13:55 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Edward Watson

“...if you want protection from the bad guys - GET A GUN!”

No, no, no! Only the elitists have the right to protect themselves, and the fact that you are on FR makes me think that you’re not an elitist.


38 posted on 03/20/2008 8:14:19 PM PDT by 353FMG (Vote for the Person who will do the least damage to our country.)
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To: Edward Watson

“Paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene.”

Ok, but at least she didn’t break any gun laws.


39 posted on 03/20/2008 8:15:38 PM PDT by Gator113 (Obama has "changed" me. I am now a “typical white person”.)
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To: river rat
She was only off by some extra digits and letters....these are the guys you dial


40 posted on 03/20/2008 8:16:51 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Edward Watson
Investigators are trying to determine if anything was taken, Deputy Luis Castro said.

Elementary, Sherlock. Her LIFE!

sheesh.

41 posted on 03/20/2008 8:19:27 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

However, they never fail to bring a Hazmat team to clean up your blood.

Personally I am of the opinion that it is better that they be cleaning the perps brain matter off my floor then mine, but I am silly that way.


42 posted on 03/20/2008 8:27:48 PM PDT by Dmitry Vukicevich (Pray for the Serbs because even Bush believes the idiocy.)
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To: Edward Watson

Prayers for the 911 com center workers. Nothing worse than the feeling of absolute helplessness and inability to intervene.


43 posted on 03/20/2008 8:39:49 PM PDT by lightman (Waiting for Godot and searching for Avignon.)
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To: woodbutcher
woodbutcher said: "NEVER pull a weapon or fire a shot unless you are going to shoot to kill."

Justified self-defense only permits one to shoot in order to stop the attack. It's simply a coincidence of human physiology that the same tactic that will stop an attack quickly is also extremely deadly.

When the attack stops, you must stop shooting, whether the attacker is dead or alive. You are only shooting to STOP, not shooting to KILL.

44 posted on 03/20/2008 8:40:54 PM PDT by William Tell (RKBA for California (rkba.members.sonic.net) - Volunteer by contacting Dave at rkba@sonic.net)
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To: Edward Watson

The liberal says, “This is why we should have gun control.”

The conservative says, “This is why we should have guns.”


45 posted on 03/20/2008 8:43:25 PM PDT by villagerjoel (Give me liberty, or give me death!)
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To: varyouga

“A fella that lives down the street had a break-in years ago. He blew off both the robber’s hands with a shotgun when he tried to attack with a bat.”

I love stories with a happy ending.


46 posted on 03/20/2008 8:45:56 PM PDT by villagerjoel (Give me liberty, or give me death!)
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To: Edward Watson
There's no cop leaning aginst the wall next to my door ... but a loaded 12 guage is.

There's no cop on my 'puter desk .. but a loaded .22 is.

There's no cop in my bedroom .. but a loaded AK74 is (no, not 47).

My of age daughters carry and my 14 yo son is ... um .... reliable.

Sad to read THIS report. The one, of all, you never want to hear about.

47 posted on 03/20/2008 8:52:08 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
This article should be required reading by every member of the SCOTUS.

AND a copy of the 911 tape to listen to while they deliberate.

I'd love to hear some pro-2nd lawyer would stand before the Supremes and, instead of arguing, just play the tape. Devastating.

48 posted on 03/20/2008 8:54:40 PM PDT by Oatka (A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: stevie_d_64

“At this point we believe it was a burglary gone awry,”

That’s a lot like “a drug deal that went bad.”


49 posted on 03/20/2008 8:57:12 PM PDT by oyez (Justa' another high minded lowlife.)
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To: villagerjoel

When the attack stops, you must stop shooting, whether the attacker is dead or alive. You are only shooting to STOP, not shooting to KILL.

You do what you want to do and I’ll do what I want to do...
Two in the chest/body; the third to the head. I want the SOB dead, if he/she is still twitching...


50 posted on 03/20/2008 8:58:43 PM PDT by LaMudBug
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