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Las Vegas police in shock after lieutenant kills wife, son, self
NBC News ^ | 1/22/13 | Tracy Connor,

Posted on 01/22/2013 1:06:48 PM PST by Kartographer

Las Vegas police were searching for answers Tuesday after one of their own killed his wife and son, called 911 to confess, then set his house on fire and committed suicide as rifle-toting cops moved in.

"I can't think of a reason for this, where something can get so bad that you'd do this," one veteran supervisor told the Las Vegas Review-Journal after the Monday murder-suicide.

Police have not released the name of the shooter but said he was a 52-year-old lieutenant with more than 20 years on the force. His wife was a retired officer, the newspaper said. Their son was about seven years old.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: biggestgangintown; cultureofcorruption; donutwatch; lasvegas; leo; rampageshooting; suicide
Guns are bad. Police need to disarmed as they are a danger to themselves, their families and the public. There's no need for them to be armed I mean after all they carry radios they can call the police. A radio is better than a gun, right Mayor?
1 posted on 01/22/2013 1:06:56 PM PST by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer
This just proves that nobody except agents of the feral government should have access to guns.
2 posted on 01/22/2013 1:10:28 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: Kartographer

What about the Dog


3 posted on 01/22/2013 1:11:02 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Kartographer; Revolting cat!
Police have not released the name of the shooter

Pending notification of next of kin?

4 posted on 01/22/2013 1:11:19 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Kartographer

I wonder if he was one those cops that gunned down the hapless guy at Costco a couple of years ago?


5 posted on 01/22/2013 1:11:33 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: al baby

At least he didn’t shoot an Elk.
Thats a Felony in Boulder, CO


6 posted on 01/22/2013 1:12:51 PM PST by Zathras
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To: Kartographer

If I had to come up with a scenario, I would bet the wife was leaving and taking the child with her.


7 posted on 01/22/2013 1:13:10 PM PST by Venturer
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To: PhiloBedo

There’s some civil suits underway ~ maybe he got notice that he lost everything We’ll see ~ something to think about.


8 posted on 01/22/2013 1:13:37 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Kartographer

Ouch! This is terrible. Cops losing one of their own is bad enough but murder-suicide is more painful.

Interesting to note, though, that even in this case, the guy suicided when men with guns showed up.


9 posted on 01/22/2013 1:15:45 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Kartographer

Well, it certainly isn’t a values problem then. It HAS to be the guns. Whoever touches one wants to go and kill one’s spouse, children, etc., ad nauseum.


10 posted on 01/22/2013 1:18:53 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Pending notification of next of kin?

Oh you're going to burn in hell for that, lol.

11 posted on 01/22/2013 1:19:05 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Kartographer

How is this going to be tied to the ‘assault rifle’ of current fad, hum, I ask you?

Media will be combing through the debri for that assault weapon!


12 posted on 01/22/2013 1:29:04 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Kartographer
...as rifle-toting cops...

What a strange phrase...

13 posted on 01/22/2013 1:31:46 PM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for links to the 2011 & 2012 FR Cookbooks- Enjoy)
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To: PhiloBedo
That ‘hapless guy at Costco’ was a real tragedy.

Serves to remind people, how wrong it could get with ‘ignorant but enthusiastic’ public (in this case one Costco employee), mega-MIS-information from Costco management, and ‘government authority’ with guns.

14 posted on 01/22/2013 1:36:35 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Kartographer

Police need to be disarmed. They are self-proclaimed “experts” with guns. They are that more deadly than the average citizen. Better yet, we should round up all the officers and turn them in for $100 bucks.

Make your community safer. Start your own Officer Buyback program today.


15 posted on 01/22/2013 1:37:21 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Kartographer

Wonder if he was the nut who repeatedly tased that guy just standing in his front yard at night, 2 years ago...?


16 posted on 01/22/2013 1:37:21 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Sir Napsalot

“How is this going to be tied to the ‘assault rifle’ of current fad,”

To start off a child was murdered.


17 posted on 01/22/2013 1:39:13 PM PST by the_daug
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To: Sir Napsalot
Surely the weapon he used falls in one of this category

18 posted on 01/22/2013 1:41:08 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Sir Napsalot

#1: Was an assault weapon used?
#2: Was he homeschooled?
#3: Were there Tea Party websites on his computer?

Inquiring Obamabots want to know.


19 posted on 01/22/2013 1:42:50 PM PST by fattigermaster
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To: fattigermaster

Most importantly, was he a doomsday prepper, like adam lanza’s mother!??!!!!


20 posted on 01/22/2013 1:44:37 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

>>This just proves that nobody except agents of the feral government should have access to guns.

And then there’s the classic on that:

http://youtu.be/MeGD7r6s-zU


21 posted on 01/22/2013 1:46:05 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: libertarian27

it was that or donut-toting.


22 posted on 01/22/2013 1:56:57 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Kartographer
Prayers for the family....but....only Law Enforcement Officers should be allowed to have firearms? Isn't that what the hoplophobes have been trumpeting since December 14th, 2012?

How would such a plan have saved this cop's family?

23 posted on 01/22/2013 1:58:34 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Humans have eliminated natural selection. Morons are now a protected species. They breed and vote.)
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To: Kartographer

>>> Surely the weapon he used falls in one of this category

How can you miss the gasoline container under AK-47?


24 posted on 01/22/2013 2:15:24 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

A pity the wife wasn’t armed.

Very likely, the wife planned to leave with their son and either (a) told her husband or (b) he found out.

I wouldn’t be surprised to discover there was a history of spousal and/or child abuse in that family.


25 posted on 01/22/2013 2:16:57 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Kartographer

Cops have it rough. No one calls the police because they’re having a good day.

Imagine being the first person to walk into that classroom in Sandy Hook!


26 posted on 01/22/2013 2:18:38 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Kartographer

This story is impossible to believe. As I have learned 100 times over here on FR, cops are your friend, they never break the law, they are to be blindly worshiped, they have hard jobs so must be given a pass for any transgressions, and we just don’t have the full story yet, wait for the other side. It might take her awhile to give it though. </sarc>


27 posted on 01/22/2013 2:21:59 PM PST by rednesss (fascism is the union,marriage,merger or fusion of corporate economic power with governmental power)
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To: KosmicKitty

“Cops have it rough.”

And for 99.999% of other occupations, people would not respond to a post about a murder-suicide by making the remark that [people in occupation] have it rough.

How tragic that you would implicitly justify and defend the crime committed per your post.


28 posted on 01/22/2013 2:32:47 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: al baby

He had family members to shoot instead. (Which is what the practice of “shoot the dog” is training them for—shooting their fellow Americans with as little mercy as this poor woman and her child were shown).


29 posted on 01/22/2013 2:35:48 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Kartographer

Absent a gun..... he would have thrown them out of a three story building..
poison and ‘nives work too.. drowning, strangling, and hammars can suffice..

BUT.... its guns that stupid women and devious men fixate on..
WOMEN?... you know Oprah watchers.. Ellen DeGenerous fans..
Jersey Shore cretins... David Letterman donkeys..


30 posted on 01/22/2013 2:38:28 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: the_daug

Was he wearing the scary mirrored glasses when he did it?


31 posted on 01/22/2013 2:45:28 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Kartographer
I am disgusted of hearing or reading the phrase "one of their own."

Every time something of note occurs involving a member of the law enforcement community, the media outlets here, it seems, can't wait to use the phrase.

Just exactly what is that supposed to mean?

32 posted on 01/22/2013 3:15:49 PM PST by Banjoguy (The Mayor of San Antonio is the smoothest liar I have ever seen.)
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To: Banjoguy

**** “Just exactly what is that supposed to mean?” *****

Easy ... “Some animals are more equal than others”

TT


33 posted on 01/22/2013 4:12:27 PM PST by TexasTransplant (This needs to go viral http://vimeo.com/52009124 please watch it)
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To: Kartographer

NBC left out

“Brewer said he heard a person yell, “I did not do this,” as authorities circled the house, but he wasn’t sure who spoke”

http://www.lvrj.com/news/possible-fire-death-in-boulder-city-187761861.html


34 posted on 01/22/2013 4:31:21 PM PST by Selene
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To: PhiloBedo
I wonder if he was one those cops that gunned down the hapless guy at Costco a couple of years ago?

For cryin' out loud, PUT THAT LIE TO REST. Please.

I've lived in Las Vegas for 37+ years. I followed the story. The guy was higher than a kite on drugs and acting erratically.

"Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it." -- Thomas Jefferson

35 posted on 01/22/2013 4:32:23 PM PST by sauron ("Truth is hate to those who hate Truth" --unknown)
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To: Venturer

Or, he found out another cop was the son’s father...


36 posted on 01/22/2013 4:43:39 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: Selene
"A charred sport utility vehicle sat inside the garage."

The reporter's real interest ~ the evil SUV was still sitting there smoking ~ enjoying what it'd just done ~ all that fine particulate matter and CO2 going skyward to pollute and destroy.

37 posted on 01/22/2013 4:56:56 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Kartographer

Prayers for the family.
How in the world do you get to 52 years old and decide it’s not worth it? Sad, sad situation, all politics aside.


38 posted on 01/22/2013 5:04:22 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: PhiloBedo

The officers @ Costco were in their 20s.


39 posted on 01/22/2013 5:06:54 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: sauron
For cryin' out loud, PUT THAT LIE TO REST. Please.

I've lived in Las Vegas for 37+ years. I followed the story. The guy was higher than a kite on drugs and acting erratically.

Thank you.

Did they ever find his girlfriend? She apparently was the one who helped him get his prescription drugs illegally, and then dragged him out in public against his own judgement. I think his family's lawyer sent her out of the country.

40 posted on 01/22/2013 5:22:52 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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