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Man shot teen in buttocks after being punched in face (St. Louis Knockout King: FAIL)
STLToday ^ | 12-9-2011

Posted on 12/10/2011 10:37:18 AM PST by timeywimey

A man pulled a gun and shot a teenager in the buttocks Thursday after the teen punched him in the face, police say.

No arrests have been made yet. Police are still investigating and could seek assault charges against the man and the teen, said Katie O'Sullivan, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis Police Department.

The incident began when the 46-year-old man got into an argument with the 18-year-old male. The teen punched the man in the face.

According to a police summary, the man told police he "feared for his safety, so he took out a gun and fired one shot."

O'Sullivan said the man who fired the shot had a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: banglist; crime; knockoutking; stlouis
This is how all Knockout King games should end, except, you should aim a bit higher.
1 posted on 12/10/2011 10:37:29 AM PST by timeywimey
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To: timeywimey

Aim higher?

Naw. The other side.


2 posted on 12/10/2011 10:40:00 AM PST by Tigerized (Occupy Wall Street? Go find the real culprits in the Capitol Building...)
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To: timeywimey
I grant a lot of leeway in situations like this. The shooter would want me to serve on his jury.

But I have to say: shooting someone in the buttocks does weaken the self-defense excuse.

3 posted on 12/10/2011 10:41:31 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war. It's coming.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I'd plead that the punch to the head might have impaired my judgement and aim. That would make the punch the proximate cause of the event
4 posted on 12/10/2011 10:44:57 AM PST by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: ClearCase_guy
The shooter did the right thing, even if the assailant was fleeing. The trouble is, he was fleeing when shot, so the victim will no doubt end up in more trouble then the perpetrator.
5 posted on 12/10/2011 10:46:00 AM PST by yank in the UK (decapitation before capitulation)
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To: muir_redwoods

And I feared for my life.


6 posted on 12/10/2011 10:47:00 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: timeywimey

Man. This, on both sides, is far too ambitious for most people.


7 posted on 12/10/2011 10:56:20 AM PST by FryingPan101 (Perry 2012)
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To: MrEdd

The suspects butt was going to kill him?


8 posted on 12/10/2011 10:56:56 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit))
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To: dragnet2
The teen should have said “kiss my ass” more respectfully, that’ll learn him.
9 posted on 12/10/2011 11:07:34 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: timeywimey

“Take that, you ass!”

(PS - See my tagline)


10 posted on 12/10/2011 11:09:10 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: dragnet2

“The suspects butt was going to kill him?”

Maybe he’d had extra-spicy bean burritos for lunch that day...


11 posted on 12/10/2011 11:23:26 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (There are two kinds of people: those who divide people into two kinds and those who don't.)
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To: timeywimey

It may not look good for the shooter, but we have to remember that “shot in the buttocks” doesn’t mean the teenager was running away. Watch any fight. People lose their balance, get spun around, turned around, etc. It doesn’t mean they’re running away or giving up the fight. The shooter could still have been very much in danger from the younger man.


12 posted on 12/10/2011 11:24:59 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: timeywimey

If I was the juror, I vote, “Not Guilty” !


13 posted on 12/10/2011 11:42:21 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: LibWhacker

According to some police I have spoken with, it is not usual for a perp to be shot in the back area. They sometimes will turn as the gun is being fired.


14 posted on 12/10/2011 11:43:47 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: ClearCase_guy

What is the difference of getting sucker punched in the face vs. shooting someone in the ass? Bring a fist, I bring a gun. I win! Game over.


15 posted on 12/10/2011 11:45:44 AM PST by mmanager
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To: timeywimey
"Knockout King" is when a total stranger cold-cocks a total stranger without warning.

These two people were not strangers.

This is two people escalating an argument.

16 posted on 12/10/2011 11:47:35 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Who cares where he shot the punk? Do you think you would have time to aim in a situation like this? CCW carriers are instructed to aim for “center of mass”. Maybe the shooter misheard. Anyway, it’s textbook self defense.


17 posted on 12/10/2011 11:57:08 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: timeywimey

I just hope this ass learned a lesson


18 posted on 12/10/2011 12:05:33 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: yank in the UK

“The shooter did the right thing, even if the assailant was fleeing. The trouble is, he was fleeing when shot, so the victim will no doubt end up in more trouble then the perpetrator. “

That ain’t the way it works here in Texas. Here it’s a justified shoot and kudos to the shooter.


19 posted on 12/10/2011 12:10:10 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: LibWhacker
Watch any fight. People lose their balance, get spun around, turned around, etc.

The assailant can be hit in buttocks from the 90° angle which is present in most of these poses. This can be doubly so if the assailant is lefty and the victim is righty (or the other way around.)

20 posted on 12/10/2011 12:40:58 PM PST by Greysard
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To: ClearCase_guy
But I have to say: shooting someone in the buttocks does weaken the self-defense excuse.

But, officer, he said he was gonna give me an ass-whippin, and when he turned his ass towards me, I thought it was in preparation for the main attack....

21 posted on 12/10/2011 12:43:11 PM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: timeywimey

I can fix that flat ass!

22 posted on 12/10/2011 1:24:16 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Iron Munro

“(PS - See my tagline)”

I’ve got that in Latin on my office wall.


23 posted on 12/10/2011 2:20:28 PM PST by dljordan ("Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered.")
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