Skip to comments.Women delivering newspapers in Torrance shot in manhunt for ex-cop
Posted on 02/07/2013 11:46:30 PM PST by Drago
Two women who were shot by Los Angeles police in Torrance early Thursday during a massive manhunt for an ex-LAPD officer were delivering newspapers, sources said.
The women, shot in the 19500 block of Redbeam Avenue, were taken to area hospitals, Torrance police Lt. Devin Chase said. They were not identified. One was shot in the hand and the other in the back, according to Jesse Escochea, who captured video of the victims being treated. It was not immediately known what newspapers the women were delivering...
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Stay safe Yalle, hope this is over soon!
Really? I hope every one of the dumb bas****s that would shoot at a truck that "looks like" one they are hunting gets their a**es thrown in jail. That is the only justice Americans are likely to get in these cases where cops are so scared sh**less they can't check things out before shooting innocent bystanders.
Who I hope doesn't get shot tonight are any more people who have nothing what so ever to do with the crime these ignorant cops tried to gun innocents down for.
Just watch, the people that claim that only the military and police need guns will turn this bastard around to make a case for taking away our firearms. Even though the dude is a leftist Read cop-killer Chris Dorners anti-gun rant: Love for Obama, Clinton, Piers Morgan, Charlie Sheen
I don’t have much experience with firearms, but from reading what other FReepers have said through the years, the 5.56 round is certainly not high-powered.
The manhunt for murder suspect Christopher Dorner led to two separate shootings involving two newspaper deliverywomen and a driver Thursday morning. Police opened fire when they noticed trucks matching the description of Dorner'sapproached the home of an LAPD officer who's named in the suspect's manifesto. Conan Nolan reports from Torrance for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Feb. 7, 2013.
They were probably ugly.
I’m surprised the LAPD hasn’t charged the victims. (Or maybe they would have if there wasn’t video.)
Two Women Shot In Vehicle Mistaken For Dorner's
They are mother and daughter. . . 71 year old Emma Hernandez was shot in the back. . . and her daughter was injured by the shattered glass. . .
Witness says 30 to 40 or more guns shots. . . Both survived. . . they have hired an attorney. . .
Attorney: "There was no warning, there was no orders or no commands, just gunshots".
Police spokesman: :Tragically, we believe this was a case of mistaken identity by the officers".
And more and more I see why good people no longer trust law enforcement...and fools still do.
Video of shooting victim at link. . .
... In a news conference, Police Chief Charlie Beck said the officers thought the womens royal blue Toyota Tacoma matched the description of Dorners dark-colored Nissan pickup truck ... Jonas finds that hard to believe.
[The women's attorney Glen Jonas is quoted]
The vehicle is a different color. The license plate doesnt match. Theres nothing there for you to start shooting people. And even if they had the person in question Mr. Dorner you still have to give them an opportunity to get out. You cant just start administering street justice, said Jonas.
Highly untrained..alot of these guys (cops) are scary.
I said it before and I will say it again. Whenever people say only trained professionals should be armed because armed civilians will likely hurt themselves or innocent bystanders, I will remind them of this and other incidents like this one (NYC - Street Shootout where most bullets hit people other than the perp).
“KCAL9s Jeff Nguyen said she was listed in good condition.”
And this link says that Hernandez, the 71-year old woman delivering newspapers, was in stable condition late Thursday.
“The problem with the situation is it looked like the police had the goal of administering street justice and in so doing, didn’t take the time to notice that these two older, small Latina women don’t look like a large black man,” Jonas said.
Dorner is black, 6 feet tall and weighs 270 pounds.
Looks like another Beer Summit is in order! Cops acting stupidly and all....
It is ok for cops to have guns and carry anywhere off duty because they are “trained” ...unlike me who goes to the range weekly...or did until homeland security bought all my bullets!
Bravo. The tatted-up Fife is most impressive. What’s really funny is what you wrote all over him. LOL.
They also shot up a black (not gray) Honda Ridgeline, which is a pretty distinctive looking mini-pickup that looks nothing like a Nissan Titan.
So these donut-munchers just stink all-around on vehicle recognition, which you would think should be a pretty basic job requirements.
Now the police can worry about some street justice from the Hispanic community, as well as whatever Dorner is doing.
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