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18 y/o Tahiem Goffe, shot by Spfld PD as he allegedly ran officer down, dies at Baystate Medical Ctr
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Posted on 11/10/2011 6:38:02 PM PST by matt04

Eighteen-year-old Tahiem Goffe, shot by a Springfield police officer early Sunday morning as he allegedly ran down the officer on Taylor Street, died Monday night at Baystate Medical Center, according to police.

Police said Goffe deliberately drove at Police Officer Matthew Benoit, who was on foot at the time, striking Benoit and sending him airborne over the front corner of the vehicle and onto the pavement.

“The officer was able to fire a round at the oncoming car to possibly save his life,” Sgt. John M. Delaney said.

Benoit, who remains on paid administrative leave, was treated at Baystate Medical Center and released. Delaney, aide to Springfield Police Commissioner William J. Fitchet, said the department has begun an internal investigation into the shooting, as it automatically does with any shooting involving a police officer.

The results of that investigation will be forwarded to Hampden District Attorney Mark G. Mastroianni.

Goffe, who suffered a single gunshot wound, was also taken to Baystate, where he was listed in critical condition earlier Monday. Delaney was unable to provide information Tuesday morning as to what part of Goffe’s body was hit by the bullet.

The vehicle Goffe was driving, a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am, had been reported stolen the day before from the parking lot of the Racing Mart on Boston Road, police said. It was occupied by three suspects.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: springfield
Full title: 18-year-old Tahiem Goffe, shot by Springfield police as he allegedly ran officer down, dies at Baystate Medical Center


1 posted on 11/10/2011 6:38:09 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

Doesn’t sound “alleged” to me.


2 posted on 11/10/2011 6:39:53 PM PST by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: matt04
shot by Springfield police as he allegedly ran officer down,

Picture of the cop?


3 posted on 11/10/2011 6:40:16 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: matt04
How is it possible that this peaceful, young citizen was summarily executed by a thug with a badge?
/FR retard
4 posted on 11/10/2011 6:42:23 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: matt04

His Mama will be on TV expounding on his virtues soon!!!


5 posted on 11/10/2011 6:42:53 PM PST by ontap
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To: matt04
Full title: 18-year-old Tahiem Goffe, shot by Springfield police as he allegedly ran officer down, dies at Baystate Medical Center

I note it isn't:

18-year-old Tahiem Goffe, allegedly shot by Springfield police as he allegedly ran officer down, dies at Baystate Medical Center

Guilt assumed for the cop, not the cur.

6 posted on 11/10/2011 6:43:09 PM PST by null and void (MSGT Dean Hopkins USMC (ret) WWII-Korea-Vietnam 11/9/1925-10/22/2011 My hero, my Dad)
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To: matt04
Full title: 18-year-old Tahiem Goffe, shot by Springfield police as he allegedly ran officer down, dies at Baystate Medical Center

Wonder why it wouldn't be "18-year-old Tahiem Goffe, allegedly shot by Springfield police as he ran officer down, dies at Baystate Medical Center." Seems equally plausible.

7 posted on 11/10/2011 6:43:27 PM PST by TN4Liberty (My tagline disappeared so this is my new one.)
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To: dfwgator

That’s weird. It appears Chief Wiggum is cross eye dominant.


8 posted on 11/10/2011 6:46:13 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: null and void

A few weeks back here in Michigan an officer was run down and killed by a couple of harmless parolees after they robbed a bank.

The one bright spot in that story is that the perps won’t be taking up prison space or air.


9 posted on 11/10/2011 6:47:16 PM PST by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: matt04

Proper training at the range usually pays off.


10 posted on 11/10/2011 6:49:37 PM PST by oyez
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To: USNBandit

LOL I’m right handed but shoot left handed because my right eye sucks peanut butter.


11 posted on 11/10/2011 6:49:47 PM PST by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: TN4Liberty
Wonder why it wouldn't be "18-year-old Tahiem Goffe, allegedly shot by Springfield police as he ran officer down, dies at Baystate Medical Center." Seems equally plausible.

To someone not in the employ of the state-owned media, it is equally plausible. If anything, it is more plausible.

Of course, we all know the answer to your obviously rhetorical question.

12 posted on 11/10/2011 6:53:02 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: matt04

Reap it, homeboy.


13 posted on 11/10/2011 6:53:49 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: matt04

Must have been one helluva cool cucumber to get off a fatal shot while getting hit by a car.

Springfield has turned into such a cesspool. And it used to be a great small city.


14 posted on 11/10/2011 6:56:38 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: matt04
The cry from the streets:
“Another prince of the urban jungle cut down by a racist POliceman.” Or something.
Any bets?
15 posted on 11/10/2011 7:03:08 PM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: Vermont Lt

Baystate Medical Center saved my life after a car accident 22 years ago. Springfield was still barely worthy of salvage then, but today, its finished.


16 posted on 11/10/2011 7:09:50 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: matt04

Another ‘entrepreneur’ bites the dust.


17 posted on 11/10/2011 7:44:05 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: matt04

Springfield Police just taking out the garbage.....


18 posted on 11/10/2011 8:01:54 PM PST by hatfieldmccoy (It's not racism..... it's probability, actuarial tables, statistics. Facts are stubborn things.)
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To: null and void

“Guilt assumed for the cop, not the cur.”

I don’t think the cop is denying that he fired the shot... so what is your point?


19 posted on 11/10/2011 8:14:02 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: TN4Liberty

““The officer was able to fire a round at the oncoming car to possibly save his life,” Sgt. John M. Delaney said.”

No need to say “alleged” when the police spokesman states it as a fact that the officer fired the shot.


20 posted on 11/10/2011 8:16:40 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Tupelo

“And he was turning his life around and going to go to college”


21 posted on 11/10/2011 8:18:42 PM PST by Mears (I can't take anymore of this.)
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To: buccaneer81

Does your “name” mean you spent time at Buzzards Bay?


22 posted on 11/11/2011 2:10:48 AM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Vermont Lt

I’m a Tampa Bay fan.


23 posted on 11/11/2011 11:23:35 AM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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