Skip to comments.Teenager Breaks Into Tolleson Cop's House; You Betcha, That Kid Got Shot(AZ)
Posted on 06/07/2012 4:50:09 AM PDT by marktwain
Residential burglary is a slightly safer activity than Russian roulette, but sooner or later, burglars are bound to run into someone with a gun who does not take kindly to scumbags in his house.
One of those types would be cops, who all have guns, and aren't too sympathetic toward crime.
A 17-year-old kid found that out the hard way Tuesday afternoon, as he broke into the home of a Tolleson police officer.
The officer -- whose name hasn't been released -- was taking a nap at home around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday when he heard breaking glass coming from downstairs, according to Phoenix police.
The cop went down there with his firearm, and found this uninvited teenager in his home "armed with a large rock," police say.
After giving the teenager commands to drop the rock, police say the kid instead cocked his arm back as if he were going to throw it at the officer, and the Tolleson cop put a bullet in the intruder's head.
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Don’t bring a rock to a ....
Cops also know what to say. Everyone should take notes.
I am sure crime scene investigators do not ask a lot of questions either...
As long as the cop wasn’t partly Hispanic and the kid wasn’t carrying Skittles, this story should disappear in no time.
He loved his Mother and was saving up for his first gold tooth!
Yep, for some reason, the media and the left in general have no problem when a cop shoots someone invading his house.
I wonder if he was wearing a hoodie at the scene? Skittles?
I’m assuming the “teenager” is one of holder’s people.
Pity the officer wasn’t a better shot though. Now we’ll end up paying to keep the vegetable alive for 60 years. On second thought we were probably already paying to keep him alive. This way he will at least stop committing crimes
Good thing it didn’t happen in Florida.
Yes, and he had an engaging smile, and he loved to play sports. He had fallen in with the wrong crowd, you know, but he was starting to turn his life around.
The kid’s mother will be calling it murder, and if the kid was black and the cop white, Jesse and Al will be heard from soon.
Yes, that is important. And if the perp is shot while hanging out a window or door, it’s best if the body is more inside the house than out. Jus’ sayin’...
We are becoming Britain where people who defend themselves get in more trouble than thugs do.
You know how it is brother, the media will have a freaking field day if you don’t render first aid.
That is, after you put the drop gun, or in this case drop rock in juniors hand. /s
To the non-peace officer types, you are in NO WAY required to administer first aid to anyone shot while invading your home. Keep them covered from a good covered and concealed position while talking on the phone to the dispatcher. The phone line is recorded, make sure you say you were in fear for your life, and if you need to warn the suspect not to move, say to stay still or you will take their movement as a continued threat.
Try to stay on the line until the officers arrive, give a complete physical description of your self, the suspect, and your location to avoid misunderstanding or surprises. Establish an early verbal dialogue with the arriving officers, but say nothing incriminating, only that your weapon is secured, you hands are in plain site, etc.
Remember, every successful defensive shooting will be treated as homicide, which is not the same as murder but the investigation will be thorough and intense.
Especially in Arizona where citizens don't need state permission to buy, own, or carry concealed firearms. (We still have those pesky fed rules.)
Was there some reason why he couldn't have just shot him in the leg???
Let Me guess, you're not a cop, you just play one on T.V.?
Let's run throught the robbers choices in this incident. When confronted with the home owner He could've:
A. Run away,
B. Dropped the rock and surrendered, or
C. Attenpted to throw the rock at the homeowner.
He chose unwisely.
Good shooting, Citizen. Civilization thanks you.