Skip to comments.Hollywood shooting: Witness captures dramatic video of gunman (Killed by LAPD)
Posted on 12/09/2011 8:00:37 PM PST by dragnet2
Wiles lives in an apartment overlooking the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street and said he looked outside to see a young gunman in a white shirt firing randomly at cars.
A brief video, which he provided to The Times, shows a man in the intersection firing a shot at a pickup truck.
The gunman was "being crazy and spastic," Wiles said, adding that he heard the man yelling.
The gunman started shooting with no apparent motive. He was killed on Vine Street by Los Angeles police officers Friday morning.
A man in a silver Mercedes Benz who was shot in the jaw is in critical condition, police said. The 40-year-old victim was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Other witnesses said the man was standing in the middle of the intersection, apparently "shooting randomly at cars and in the air,"
"At first it seemed like a movie but then you could hear the shots hitting metal," Bojorquez said.
Bojorquez said he then saw a plainclothes officer emerge from a squad car and order the gunman to get on the ground and surrender, but the gunman appeared to ignore him.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...
BTW, there is other video out there of this event.
This ding is walking down the middle of Sunset randomly taking aim and shooting at cars driving by.
He was shot to death about 2 minutes later by LAPD. I understand he was hit at least 5-6 times, once through the head.
This brief video shows the ding shooting at cars, just before being shot to death by LAPD.
Link to video
BTW, by the sound of the audio in the video, this guy was using a pretty hefty caliber.
Blew some guys jaw off in a Mercedes...Unfortunately before he was shot to death.
Suicide by cop. Thank God he didn’t do more damage.
The gunman started shooting with no apparent motive. He was killed on Vine Street by Los Angeles police officers Friday morning.That broke his little bottle of Love Potion Number Nine.
Actually I think you’d call this, attempted murder then suicide by cop. Murder first, if the victim who had their jaw blown off, dies.
BTW, it’s kinda cool the LAPD can get a plainclothes officer there in 2 minutes to pick this guy off in a very densely populated area.
Speaking of the LAPD and their 1,400 man strong takedown of Occupy LA, is Occupy Boston going down tonight?
Nut? Drugged? Or terrorist?
It would have been even neater if a neighbor had popped out in 10 seconds and drilled ‘im.
The LAPD is no good for tamping down loud parties and petty theft, but they often get the big stuff right.
Your first one describes it.
Another ding who’s lid popped off.
It seems we are creating a few Jared Lee Loughner types. Michael Williams, 34, of Dover runs wild in a mall, breaking up jewelry showcases and window fronts with a claw hammer for no good reason; Ross Truett Ashley, 22, walks up and for no reason, kills Virginia Tech police officer Deriek W. Crouse, 39; and Michael Hance, 51, goes on a shooting rampage in Copley Ohio killing 8 for no good reason before being killed by police. And then we have deaths by suicide. In 2007 it was 34,598.
He wanted to Occupy Forrest Lawn.
The usual insanity ping.
“I understand he was hit at least 5-6 times, once through the head.”
Is the LAPD still using 9mm ammo these days?
Sunset and Vine. Isn’t there a song about that?
Your link is just typical news coverage after the fact.
This is the link to the video of the ding shooting at cars.
Some do, not all. They have a choice.
Half way down.
Whoop, the video of the ding shooting is now, “Temporarily unavailable”.
Probably too many hits. Or it’s being scrubbed.
The video is unavailable now.
This one is working now.
The incident took place only two short blocks east of the LAPD Hollywood Station which explains the fast response time.
Yeah, it was cool, man. Groovy too!
I would have raised my score by 1 million points and gone Death Race 2000 on him.
I wouldn’t have batted an eye scrapping him under my mud flaps...
the John Phillips show
the host said nothing
After the pulled the sheet over.
Yea, I tried to get to the Chase branch at that intersection this afternoon... didn’t work too well
Between that and the tv shoot across the street from my garage, an interesting week.
One of my best friends and his wife just moved into an apartment less than two blocks from where this took place. He tried to get me to move out there too, but I think I’ll stay here in nice, quiet Kentucky.
I believe this was the victims Mercedes, who got his jaw blown off...Driver side window is blown out, blood on the vehicle body, near the rear wheel.
Hmmm...."12th St. & Vine" from "Kansas City" comes to mind....might be another one.
Obviously, this was Sarah Palin’s fault.
Interesting. I am drowsily watching one of the news reports, and suddenly hear a witness say the man was shouting: allahu akbar. My ears perked up a bit.
There is a thread on that here. The media is lying to us by omission once again.
Hollywood Jihad: Shootout, Gunman Calmly Targeted Drivers and People While Shouting Allahu Akbar
One of the witnesses heard him yelling “allahu akhbar” repeatedly. This witness was foreign-born, judging by his accent, and looked to me as if he might have been from Southeast Asia. It’s possible the the shooter was also foreign born and that nobody understood what he was screaming, except this man who would have known very well what “allahu akhbar” sounded like, or possible that the news editor simply edited it out of other reports and didn’t understand it when this witness said it so he left it in.
In other words, this was another moment of “workplace violence.” Disgusting. They’ll do anything to cover up Sudden Jihad Syndrom.
Which one, the 5-second one that left out the best part - when this loser got shot? Or the long one that leaves out the best part? Both videos are still available. If you couldn't see them it's usually due to too many hits.
Many. Google sunset vine lyrics.
Watching this guy die in #30, he appears to be a fruit cup, complete with goatee, hippie type necklaces, wife beater shirt etc...
In fact in the video, as cars drove by he quickly spins firing on them randomly....The intended victims could have been turban wearing Muslims for all he knew. Then again, I guess that don’t matter either.
I think this guys was just another angry nutbar who wanted to check out with a bang.
This is no different.
Actually there is, as the terrorist seem to be more choosey regarding their targets. Other than that, ya, there ain’t much difference.
Did you look at the video and listen to the eyewitness?
“a witness say the man was shouting: allahu akbar. My ears perked up a bit.”
Did that really happen? I was kidding, the joke being that it seems like every shooting or bombing is done by a guy names Muhammad. I haven’t hear or read anything more about this crime.
"He was screaming he was going to die and that he wanted to die," Gregory Bojorquez, a photographer who captured images of the shooting's aftermath, told the Los Angeles Times.
"He continued shooting at vehicles and in the air when he was confronted by the officers." [end of excerpt from AP]
All of the suicide by cop people start out doing SOMEthing that causes them to receive fire by police. That was his motivation: suicide by cop.
Suicide by cop is generally defined when a suspect simply points a gun at officers, knowing what the outcome will be. Or they fail to drop it etc, and in many cases the weapon is not even loaded. Not the case here.
Most wanting quick death by cops, don't try to kill others first. In this case, you could call it, attempted murder, then suicide by cop.
The reality here is, this individual was shot to death because he had already shot people, and was attempting to shoot more, and the reason he was shot to death...Regardless of what he desired.
This guy appeared to be just another violent angry ding.
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