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Off-Duty Officer Shoots Assailant in Spring Garden(PA)
kyw1060.com ^ | 6 January, 2010 | Ian Bush and Al Novack

Posted on 01/07/2010 3:46:07 AM PST by marktwain

Philadelphia police were continuing ther investigation on Wednesday afternoon of the fatal early-morning shooting of a robbery suspect by an off-duty officer.

Authorities say the traffic cop was driving his own car near 7th and Willow Streets, just north of Callowhill, about 3:30am when a man jumped in, demanded cash and jewelry, and hit the officer with a gun:

"During the course of the confrontation, the officer was able to get to his weapon. It was discharged, and the male was struck."

Lt. Frank Vanore says 23-year-old suspect Altariq Hutchinson of Edgewater Park (Burlington County) NJ, was pronounced dead a short time later at the hospital.

The 55-year-old officer was treated for injuries to his face and head. Officials recovered the gun they say was used to pistol-whip him.

The 24-year veteran, who police are not naming, was not on the clock at the time. He was placed on desk duty as police look into details of the incident. A second person at the scene was also being questioned.

Just last week, Martin Campbell -- another off-duty cop -- was hurt and his friend killed when two men tried to rob them in North Philadelphia. The officer's still in the hospital.

(Excerpt) Read more at kyw1060.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: banglist; carjack; officer; pa
Philadelphia government has fought concealed carry for its citizens.
1 posted on 01/07/2010 3:46:07 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

MSM will spin this saying Altariq was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Altariq “Was turning his life around”. His mother will say, “He is a good boy”.


3 posted on 01/07/2010 4:10:38 AM PST by dancusa (Political Correctness is a firewall to the truth.)
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To: chilltherats

about 3:30am when a man jumped in,

about 3:30am when a non white man jumped in,

Fixed.


4 posted on 01/07/2010 4:19:08 AM PST by bikerman (Buck Farack)
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To: bikerman

Free country for travel and all, but where was he heading and where had he been at 3:30 a.m.?


5 posted on 01/07/2010 4:30:51 AM PST by healy61
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To: bikerman

We should all be allowed to carry weapons, this crap would stop overnight.


6 posted on 01/07/2010 4:31:09 AM PST by Venturer
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To: marktwain
Off-Duty Officer Shoots Assailant in Spring Garden

Forced bulb?

7 posted on 01/07/2010 4:32:13 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: dancusa

MSM and mom can say anything they want...I say “BANG - down goes another scumbag who can’t vote for ObaMarx”.


8 posted on 01/07/2010 5:13:21 AM PST by Mich Patriot
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To: dancusa
Altariq “Was turning his life around”. His mother will say, “He is a good boy”.

Yes, poor Altariq, he was working on getting his GED when he wasn't in the church for choir practice or spending his nights patrolling the cold streets handing out blankets to the homeless.

Such a horrible shame he had to be murdered by this monster over a few coins Altariq was planning to drop in a homeless mans cup and a little motivational pressure applied to the murderers skull to coax him to donate to the homeless cause.
9 posted on 01/07/2010 5:16:31 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: chilltherats
Poor misguided Amish youth.
10 posted on 01/07/2010 5:22:55 AM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: marktwain
” He was a good boy.”
“He was getting his life turned around.” “He was starting to school tomorrow.” “He wanted to be a doctor.” “He was working his way through college.”

Any other adjectives to describe this paragon of virtue before the “nasty meanspitited policeman” deprived the world of one of its geniuses will be appreciated.

My personal opinion is that the policeman saved any number of innocent lives and should be given a medal and a meritorious promotion.

11 posted on 01/07/2010 5:27:24 AM PST by sport
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re: Altariq

Altariq was obviously on his way home after Midnight Basketball.

12 posted on 01/07/2010 5:28:39 AM PST by jwparkerjr
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

Lately, hed be look’n fo a job, but what when de econmy and all, day aint no job. Aslo, he had gotten back with is second baby mommy and his kids, all 5 of’em, he sent cristmass cards too!


13 posted on 01/07/2010 5:29:43 AM PST by Leisler (We don't need a third party we need a conservative second party.)
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To: marktwain
Obstetrics Nurse: And what will you be naming your baby?

Mother: Why Altariq,...of course!

14 posted on 01/07/2010 5:34:36 AM PST by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: healy61

maybe he works nights sleeps during the day so on days off chances are he might be out during the night hanging out with others in the same boat.


15 posted on 01/07/2010 7:10:51 AM PST by bikerman (Buck Farack)
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To: Mich Patriot
“BANG - down goes another scumbag

Yes

who can’t vote for ObaMarx”.

Are you sure?

16 posted on 01/07/2010 7:14:32 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: marktwain
The officer's still in the hospital.

I have placed a 9-1-1 call to the grammar police.

17 posted on 01/07/2010 7:17:50 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
> The officer's still in the hospital.

I have placed a 9-1-1 call to the grammar police.

Then you'll get in trouble for false reporting!

"Officer's" is the correct contraction of Officer + is.

18 posted on 01/07/2010 7:23:55 AM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: marktwain
Philadelphia government has fought concealed carry for its citizens.

Which is why a NJ criminal may have been hunting in downtown Philly. On the other hand, NJ is pretty much gun-free for the law abiding, I've heard.

19 posted on 01/07/2010 7:30:21 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: TChris

It may be “correct” but I still think it’s poor grammar. Why don’t we just get rid of the word “is” altogether and just always use the contraction?


20 posted on 01/07/2010 7:37:26 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: the_devils_advocate_666

That’s the direction we’re heading.


21 posted on 01/07/2010 7:40:46 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: marktwain

How is a sincere criminal, trying hard, going to get ahead
in his profession if his victim fails to cooperate?
Almost all crime depends on the cooperation of the victim.
If the victim refuses his assigned role, the criminal is
placed at a disadvantage, one so severe that it usually
takes an understanding and compassionate judge to set
right.

Robert Anson Heinlein


22 posted on 01/07/2010 8:12:08 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
I like Heinlein.

Recently finished The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.

23 posted on 01/07/2010 8:24:08 AM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: healy61
Free country for travel and all, but where was he heading and where had he been at 3:30 a.m.?

What's it too you? Maybe he was heading to the gym before his shift. Maybe he was on his way to his girlfriend's house. Maybe he was coming home from the bar.

It does not matter what he was doing out. I'm just glad he plugged the punk and saved society a lot of grief and expense.

24 posted on 01/07/2010 8:29:27 AM PST by Ditto (Directions for Clean Government: If they are in, vote them out. Rinse and repeat.)
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