Skip to comments.Navy Veteran Shot & Wounded By Police While Testing Shotgun In Backyard
Posted on 03/31/2013 6:56:34 PM PDT by Ken H
BALTIMORE (WJZ)A 24-year-old Navy veteran is in intensive care after being shot by city police Thursday night. His family tells WJZ that he was testing out a shotgun after being the victim of a home invasion.
Mike Schuh spoke exclusively to the mans father.
Police say officers responded to reports of shots fired Thursday night outside a home in the 8700-block of Danville Avenue.
They went to the rear of the location to investigate. They encountered an individual that was armed with a shotgun. During the course of that encounter, one of our officers discharged, striking the suspect, said Sgt. Eric Kowalczyk, police spokesman.
Shot above his heart was 24-year-old Navy veteran Nick Romano. The police bullet exited his back. His spleen was removed at the hospital.
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Well, at least they didn’t shoot his dog.
Your spleen is above your heart?
Not last time I checked.
“Your spleen is above your heart?”
My thoughts exactly. Either the bullet entered below the heart or the reporter is stupid!
I’d vote for both
You don’t know why the spleen gets yanked ?
mebbe the cop told the docs he was a aimin’ for the spleen
Actually, I DO!
“one of our officers discharged, striking the suspect”
What was he suspected off? Making noise in his own yard? Maybe they should have just suggested that he take it to a range and let it go at that.
I vote for: “The Reporter is Stupid.”
The guy on the property neighboring my subdivision shoots every once in a while. My neighbor ( a retired Army Lt Col) and his wife call the cops every single time. Despite them knowing its entirely legal.
Well I think the reporter is just playing cop. Shoot first. Ask questions later.
Boy had no fire control whatsoever and just cut loose at the first figure he saw.
These East Coast cops really don't get the range time needed to make fine distinctions.
Awful writing. Were the "shotgun holes" in the ground? And the "blood spatter" where did that come from? From when the police shot him or before?
During the course of that encounter, one of our officers discharged, striking the suspect, said Sgt. Eric Kowalczyk, police spokesman.
What exactly does that mean? "one of our officers discharged"?? Does that mean that he urinated on the ground? NO, he did not discharge, but his gun may have. It probably did not do it on it's own, which is what seems to be implied.
The officer discharged? ewwwwwwwww. Editor, “clean up in aisle one”
Yup, the police now have an official empty your entire magazine policy. The hospital only lists the most critical wound first. The other 14 wounds have a lower priority.
Now the east coast post office people are another story, they have some fine trigger control.
My money says that the reporter is stupid.
I vote for: The Reporter is Stupid.
Yes, he is, BUT look at what glowing remarks CBS says about him.
Where did all the “reporters” go? Long time ago.
Article was written so poorly as to be hardly understandable or else he is obfuscating to cover for the cops.
Homeland Security and the In-Justice Department has decided to kill off as many military veterans as possible. There’s a bounty placed upon them.
no, the story involved a gun, so the reporter immediately lost whatever sense he previously had.
Soooo, since this was shotgun, it was Biden’s fault.
“mebbe the cop told the docs he was a aimin for the spleen”
Cops today: Just like Top Gun, “If you’ve got the shot lined up, take it!” Never mind that someone may die, because the “legal system” will almost always declare it “justified.” Cops pull this stuff all the time, but let “one of their own” take a bullet, and they crank up the “amen chorus” about how terrible it was for Officer So and So to get killed. Just look at what happened in Los Angeles recently with the rogue cop. The cops got trigger happy because for once they were being “hunted” and it was by one of “their own,”! I don’t like to see anyone die, but far too many of us citizens are paying the price for the “Top Gun Attitude.” Cops, they are not there “to protect and to serve” today, if they ever were!
“Either the bullet entered below the heart or the reporter is stupid!”
I’ll take the reporter is stupid’ for $500, Alex..
The ones that shot up the Mexican ladies truck, along with the Mexican ladies shoud have been promoted to at least Assistant to Mayor by now.
Go easy. Journalism is one of a handful of degrees you can obtain while consistently stoned.
oops, I meant to type “Somehow the reporter must have thought Eleanor was married to Theodore Roosevelt.”
If they had killed him you can bet your last nickel they would have claimed he threatened them.
Well I think you got some spleenin' to do!!
Not having a spleen really sucks. Minor illnesses can quickly become major ones without one. I hope he gets $10 million from these jackbooted bastards.
Of course ~ remember NYC? Shootout with some guy and the cops hit 9 passersby. You’d never see something sloppy like that with a postal worker on the job.
Just like funny math.......
Removing the spleen buys the docs some time to figure out what was wrong with the patient.
Maybe he had his body charged up from contact with his taser.
Is it legal to discharge a firearm in the city limits there?
“Your spleen is above your heart?
My thoughts exactly. Either the bullet entered below the heart or the reporter is stupid!”
Or the victim was on the ground and the bullet went “down” into the torso, entering above the heart, going under the sternum, and puncturing the spleen, on the left side under the ribcage. If cop and victim were both upright no way.
duh - I realized that as I hit the ‘post’ button. Writing is difficult. LOL Maybe I should cut the reporter some slack.
ass reporting. spleen is not above the heart.
guess getting it right is not a priority anymore.
another reason for everyone being able to have silencers.
Patients is often key in getting to the true cause what is wrong.
I am not betting against you.
So true. And thank goodness they took the time to consider things by removing the spleen. He could be a double amputee now.