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NYPD Officer Shoots Man Trying To Mug His Wife
wnbc.com ^ | 6/1/08 | Puppage

Posted on 06/01/2008 10:08:04 AM PDT by Puppage

Police said a man who grabbed a woman and her 3-year-old daughter in an elevator at a Bronx apartment building has been shot and killed by the woman's husband, an off-duty officer.

A man followed the 30-year-old woman and her daughter into the elevator at about 11:45 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.

The woman and her child got off on the third floor and the man followed them.

Police said the man grabbed the woman and her daughter from behind as they were getting out and showed a gun.

The woman screamed, alerting the off-duty officer, who ran to her aid, authorities said.

Police said the off-duty officer shot the man in the torso. The man ran off, collapsed outside and died in the hospital early Sunday, News 4 New York has learned.

The officer was taken to the hospital to be treated for trauma, authorities said.

The mother suffered minor injuries to her wrist but the child is OK, authorities said.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bang; leo
Chalk one up for the good guys!
1 posted on 06/01/2008 10:08:04 AM PDT by Puppage
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To: Puppage

“NYPD Officer Shoots Man Trying To Mug His Wife”

Good.


2 posted on 06/01/2008 10:09:06 AM PDT by Grunthor (The GOP would be better off LOSING then electing McCain. - MNJohnnie)
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To: Puppage
Let us hope that this doesn't get turned around, such that the officer gets in trouble for defending his family. It would be "nice" if the perp turns out to have a record of mugging people, for example, and perhaps was brandishing a firearm he wasn't permitted to have by law.

Given what (little) we know so far, good for the office. One less mugger on the streets.

3 posted on 06/01/2008 10:11:58 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Puppage

I think it is sinful that cops can carry while they are off duty. Not only did he draw and fire his weapon to protect his wife, he killed the poor mugger. This woman should have become a crime victim the same as any other civilian in NYC would have.


4 posted on 06/01/2008 10:12:10 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Having custody of a loaded weapon does not arm you. The skill to use the weapon is what arms a man.)
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Why could he not have shot him in the leg? Or the arm? Or tasered him? This needs further examination, particularly if the suspect was a person of color and the officer a person of pallor.
6 posted on 06/01/2008 10:18:49 AM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Puppage

Lucky this guy was a cop.

Any other poor sap defending his wife with a gun in New Yaawk City be be doing time!


7 posted on 06/01/2008 10:19:53 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Election '08, the year McCain defined the word "dilemma")
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To: Puppage

I love a happy ending...


8 posted on 06/01/2008 10:20:53 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Fire the CIA and hire the Free Clinic, someone who knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: Puppage

Thank goodness that the woman was married to a cop. If hubby was a plain old ordinary citizen, she and her daughter would have been SOL.


9 posted on 06/01/2008 10:22:01 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: Puppage

Well, I guess it’s good that at least off-duty cops can carry.


10 posted on 06/01/2008 10:23:09 AM PDT by Tribune7 (How is inflicting pain and death on an innocent, helpless human being for profit, moral?)
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To: Puppage
The man ran off, collapsed outside and died in the hospital early Sunday, News 4 New York has learned.

Guess it just wasn't the bad guy's day.

Score one for the good guys.

11 posted on 06/01/2008 10:23:41 AM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: Godwin1

What does the perps color have to do with it?


12 posted on 06/01/2008 10:25:15 AM PDT by krb (If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
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To: Puppage

I though from the article that the man was mugging his own wife. That would have been sad if they had been goofing around, acting silly.


13 posted on 06/01/2008 10:29:12 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Godwin1
"Why could he not have shot him in the leg?"

A man who deserves to be shot, is worth killing.

The story reported the perp was armed, why wound him and thus allow the perp to get off a shot of his own?

Secondarily -- if the perp is dead, the ONLY story describing the events is YOUR story.

14 posted on 06/01/2008 10:30:47 AM 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: Grunthor

It works folks, “Fight Crime, Shoot First.” A very good ending to the story. One less perp to coddle with three hots and a cot.

God,Guns and Guts,
NSNR


15 posted on 06/01/2008 10:31:31 AM PDT by No Surrender No Retreat (Xin Loi My Boy!!!!)
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To: krb

Where have you been living the last 35 years? Everything!


16 posted on 06/01/2008 10:36:38 AM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Godwin1; river rat; Puppage; Clemenza; rmlew
Why could he not have shot him in the leg?

Are you kidding? Have you ever shot a pistol before? Do you have any idea how difficult it is to accurately aim a pistol? The purpose of shooting an assailant is to stop him immediately and keep him from responding. A shot aimed at a leg is likely to miss and just warn the robber. The whole idea is to hit the robber in a vital area that makes it impossible for him to continue the assault or return fire.

17 posted on 06/01/2008 10:48:21 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (1984 was supposed to be a warning not an instruction manual!)
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To: Godwin1

off duty officers don’t, as a rule, carry tasers. When in a situation with an armed perp you don’t shot to wound, you shoot to stop the subject as quickly as possible...you do the math.


18 posted on 06/01/2008 10:51:51 AM PDT by SeaWolf (Orwell must have foreseen the 21st Century US Congress when he wrote 1984)
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To: Godwin1

C’mon, there’s got to be more to this story, My bullsh!#@! detector is sounding an alarm. The wife screamed, hubby was near; Shot and killed the guy mugging his wife and kid now he is being seen for trauma? Something up.


19 posted on 06/01/2008 10:52:24 AM PDT by Dadofmany
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To: Puppage

One less democrat voter.


20 posted on 06/01/2008 10:56:40 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: river rat

I think Goodwin is being sarcastic. Just missing the sarcasm tags:)


21 posted on 06/01/2008 11:01:39 AM PDT by angelrod
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To: Puppage

Too bad normal NYC residents don’t have this right.


22 posted on 06/01/2008 11:01:42 AM PDT by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people, socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: Grunthor
alerting the off-duty officer

Well isn't that special. Literally. Too bad that only police in NYC are entitled to defend themselves and their families.

23 posted on 06/01/2008 11:09:54 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Tribune7
Well, I guess it’s good that at least off-duty cops can carry.

It is a travesty the peasants of NYC don't.

In third world places you only have peasants and the elite, no middle class.

24 posted on 06/01/2008 11:32:25 AM PDT by TYVets ( Governor Palin for President of the United States of America)
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To: arbooz
"Dancing around like a bunch of Kansas City f...."

I really love that show.

/johnny

25 posted on 06/01/2008 11:42:36 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: Puppage

Police have a lot more rights in NYC than the common man. Were this you or me being mugged in an elevator, we would have been denied the use of a gun by horrible NYC gun laws, gun these police enforce and fully support.

Those who support evil laws are not unambiguously “good guys” no matter what anyone says.

I lived in NY, I was mugged in NY, several times, always by armed felons. I tried to buy a gun and was mocked by the clerks at the only gun store in Manhattan, right next to police headquarters. “You’re not a cop, are you?”


26 posted on 06/01/2008 11:59:39 AM PDT by Jack Black
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To: dayglored

The story says the mugger showed a gun. But watch the RINO king, Bloomberg launch an investigation into the shooting. If he does, we’ll know the mugger was either black or an illegal.


27 posted on 06/01/2008 12:10:35 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: SampleMan

Or any big-city citizen.


28 posted on 06/01/2008 12:18:59 PM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: Puppage

Off the main point, but what is a 3 year old doing out at 11:45 at night?


29 posted on 06/01/2008 12:26:28 PM PDT by MIhomeschooler
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To: CindyDawg

That was the same first reaction I had to the title... Very confusing to say the least.


30 posted on 06/01/2008 12:29:54 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (The LibertyRocks Blog - http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com & http://www.LibertyRocks.us)
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To: from occupied ga

“Too bad that only police in NYC are entitled to defend themselves and their families.”

True.

(note to self; never move to nor visit New York City)


31 posted on 06/01/2008 12:56:26 PM PDT by Grunthor (The GOP would be better off LOSING then electing McCain. - MNJohnnie)
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To: MIhomeschooler
I've carried my bitty kidz into the house at 1AM after a family gathering a few hours away. At least she didn't leave the kid in the car/on the subway/in the cab/on the curb.

These days, they carry me into the house. Or leave me on a couch somewhere and get me in the morning.

/johnny

32 posted on 06/01/2008 1:05:28 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: MIhomeschooler
Off the main point, but what is a 3 year old doing out at 11:45 at night?

Unless you are an advocate of the NANNYSTATE, or a total busybody, that bit of information is none of anyones business.

33 posted on 06/01/2008 1:15:39 PM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: MIhomeschooler
Off the main point, but what is a 3 year old doing out at 11:45 at night?

Perhaps mom and dad went out for an evening and were returning from the babysitter.

34 posted on 06/01/2008 1:20:28 PM PDT by primeval patriot
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To: B4Ranch
I think it is sinful that cops can carry while they are off duty. ... This woman should have become a crime victim the same as any other civilian in NYC would have.

All men were created equal, but the city of new york decided that was a mistake.

Be thankful you are allowed the privilege of serving those better than you and give thanks to the almighty state.

No law enforcement officer should EVER be allowed to carry anything or any place that is forbidden to us lowly untermensch.
35 posted on 06/01/2008 1:24:33 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg ("Shut the hell up, New York Times, you sanctimonious whining jerks!" - Craig Ferguson)
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To: Puppage
Police say Carlos Rios, 47, got into an elevator with a woman and her three-year-old daughter.

Adios Carlos!

Source

36 posted on 06/01/2008 1:26:29 PM PDT by csvset
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To: MIhomeschooler

Going to a midnight basketball game?


37 posted on 06/01/2008 1:37:26 PM PDT by bikerman (_ _ . /_ _ _ /_ . . / / . . . . / . / . _ . . / . _ _ . / / . . _ / . . . //)
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To: krb

“What does the perps color have to do with it?”

New to the world?

Gun control is a strawman issue to divert against the culture in which most gun violence is demographically home.

Here in Pennsylvania, Rendell talks about gun violence as being statewide. Yes, it is, in black neighborhoods, in Philly, black neighborhoods in Reading, in Pittsburgh etc.

The effort for so called home rule is an effort to approximate red lining black neighborhoods without having to say its black neighborhoods.

Without this subcultural problem, there would not be a gun control issue.

Facing up to it and saying in the light of day, is the only way to void the red lining code.


38 posted on 06/01/2008 1:52:34 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Truthism Watch)
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To: krb; School of Rational Thought
Bookmark these maps because they show where violent homicides in the US is originating from.

_______________________________________________________________

These maps are from the article titled "Anti-gun Promo Blackfires"

I think perhaps it should have been entitled, "The African Americans are slaughtering each other in our US Cities"

Baltimore, PROPER, which is reflected on the map is 64.34% Black or African American, 31.63% White.

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These Baltimore Sun maps show a terrible problem but do not clarify who the murderers are.

Baltimore Sun map of PEOPLE murdered, 2007:

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Baltimore Sun map of BLACKS murdered, 2007: (264)

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Baltimore Sun map of WHITES murdered, 2007: (12)

Of the 12, 6 were killed *downtown* while probably buying drugs. _______________________________________________________________

That's right a small percentage of people, generally gangs and drug dealers, in our large cities that cause the majority of the gun related homicides in the US. Do not allow this data to be covered up or hidden. Do not allow the gun control nutcases to take away your self defense weapons.

SOURCE: http://essentials.baltimoresun.com/micro_sun/homicides/ Baltimore, PROPER, Population 651154, Baltimore, greater metropolitan area, Population 5.1 Million

39 posted on 06/01/2008 2:19:16 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Having custody of a loaded weapon does not arm you. The skill to use the weapon is what arms a man.)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

You nailed it!


40 posted on 06/01/2008 2:26:07 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Having custody of a loaded weapon does not arm you. The skill to use the weapon is what arms a man.)
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To: Puppage

The wife angle is left unexplained in the article.


41 posted on 06/01/2008 2:40:37 PM PDT by ricks_place
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