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Navy Veteran Shot & Wounded By Police While Testing Shotgun In Backyard
CBS Baltimore ^ | March 29, 2013 | Mike Schuh

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 man’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at baltimore.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: baltimore; banglist; donutwatch; guncontrol; nickromano; secondamendment
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1 posted on 03/31/2013 6:56:34 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Ken H

Well, at least they didn’t shoot his dog.


2 posted on 03/31/2013 6:57:50 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Ken H

Your spleen is above your heart?


3 posted on 03/31/2013 6:58:29 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred
Your spleen is above your heart?

Not last time I checked.

4 posted on 03/31/2013 7:01:30 PM PDT by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them.)
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To: bigheadfred

“Your spleen is above your heart?”

My thoughts exactly. Either the bullet entered below the heart or the reporter is stupid!


5 posted on 03/31/2013 7:01:33 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387

I’d vote for both


6 posted on 03/31/2013 7:02:49 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: bigheadfred

You don’t know why the spleen gets yanked ?


7 posted on 03/31/2013 7:02:59 PM PDT by onona (KCCO & I loves me some gap)
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To: null and void; vette6387

mebbe the cop told the docs he was a aimin’ for the spleen


8 posted on 03/31/2013 7:03:19 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: onona

Actually, I DO!


9 posted on 03/31/2013 7:03:57 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Ken H

“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.


10 posted on 03/31/2013 7:04:11 PM PDT by zagger
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To: vette6387

I vote for: “The Reporter is Stupid.”


11 posted on 03/31/2013 7:05:45 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: zagger

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.


12 posted on 03/31/2013 7:08:04 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SandRat

Well I think the reporter is just playing cop. Shoot first. Ask questions later.


13 posted on 03/31/2013 7:08:18 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: zagger
He, or somebody else, was suspected of firing a gun in a residential district ~ and Bawlmore is incredibly densely packed BTW, so the cop came around to his backyard with his pistol already drawn.

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.

14 posted on 03/31/2013 7:09:19 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Ken H
Four shot gun holes and blood spatter can be found in the backyard.

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.

15 posted on 03/31/2013 7:09:56 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Ken H
Another real-life Baltimore headline:

Officer Who Accidentally Shot Trainee In Head Faces Up To 15 Years In Jail

17 posted on 03/31/2013 7:10:47 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Ken H

The officer discharged? ewwwwwwwww. Editor, “clean up in aisle one”


18 posted on 03/31/2013 7:11:17 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: bigheadfred

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.


19 posted on 03/31/2013 7:11:23 PM PDT by STD ( Intellectuals, they are a wrecking crew, dismantling civilization)
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To: muawiyah

Now the east coast post office people are another story, they have some fine trigger control.


20 posted on 03/31/2013 7:11:42 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: vette6387

My money says that the reporter is stupid.


21 posted on 03/31/2013 7:12:24 PM PDT by sport
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To: SandRat

I vote for: “The Reporter is Stupid.”

Yes, he is, BUT look at what glowing remarks CBS says about him.

http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/personality/mike-schuh/

Where did all the “reporters” go? Long time ago.


22 posted on 03/31/2013 7:13:17 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Ken H

Article was written so poorly as to be hardly understandable or else he is obfuscating to cover for the cops.


23 posted on 03/31/2013 7:13:44 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Leveling the playing field for a Progressive is dragging everyone down to their level.)
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To: Ken H

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.


24 posted on 03/31/2013 7:14:25 PM PDT by STD ( Intellectuals, they are a wrecking crew, dismantling civilization)
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To: bigheadfred

no, the story involved a gun, so the reporter immediately lost whatever sense he previously had.


25 posted on 03/31/2013 7:14:45 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: cdcdawg

Soooo, since this was shotgun, it was Biden’s fault.


26 posted on 03/31/2013 7:18:57 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: NonValueAdded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxWWJaTEdD0


27 posted on 03/31/2013 7:21:41 PM PDT by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: bigheadfred

“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!


28 posted on 03/31/2013 7:22:29 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: vette6387

I KNOW!


29 posted on 03/31/2013 7:24:52 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: vette6387

“Either the bullet entered below the heart or the reporter is stupid!”

I’ll take the reporter is stupid’ for $500, Alex..


30 posted on 03/31/2013 7:27:06 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: vette6387

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.


31 posted on 03/31/2013 7:27:19 PM PDT by sport
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To: vette6387
Reporters are not very bright. There was an article about First Ladies and Easter on the net. Reporter talked about Eleanor Roosevelt who was First Lady early in the 1900's. Somehow the reporter must have thought Eleanor was married to FDR! She probably didn't even know there were two Roosevelts. LOL
32 posted on 03/31/2013 7:27:41 PM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: bigheadfred
Your spleen is above your heart?

Go easy. Journalism is one of a handful of degrees you can obtain while consistently stoned.

33 posted on 03/31/2013 7:27:41 PM PDT by montag813
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To: ladyjane

oops, I meant to type “Somehow the reporter must have thought Eleanor was married to Theodore Roosevelt.”


34 posted on 03/31/2013 7:31:59 PM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Ken H

If they had killed him you can bet your last nickel they would have claimed he threatened them.


35 posted on 03/31/2013 7:32:21 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: bigheadfred
Actually, I DO!

Well I think you got some spleenin' to do!!

36 posted on 03/31/2013 7:36:30 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Ken H

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.


37 posted on 03/31/2013 7:37:02 PM PDT by montag813
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To: driftdiver

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.


38 posted on 03/31/2013 7:37:17 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Ken H
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.

Funny anatomy.........

Just like funny math.......

39 posted on 03/31/2013 7:38:29 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Life is a bitch. If it was easy, we would call it a slut)
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To: Fightin Whitey

Removing the spleen buys the docs some time to figure out what was wrong with the patient.


40 posted on 03/31/2013 7:38:55 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: NonValueAdded
"The officer discharged? "

Maybe he had his body charged up from contact with his taser.

41 posted on 03/31/2013 7:42:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ladyjane
"FDR!"

Teddy (Bear)?

42 posted on 03/31/2013 7:43:32 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Ken H

Is it legal to discharge a firearm in the city limits there?


43 posted on 03/31/2013 7:43:56 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: vette6387

““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.


44 posted on 03/31/2013 7:44:02 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Paladin2

duh - I realized that as I hit the ‘post’ button. Writing is difficult. LOL Maybe I should cut the reporter some slack.


45 posted on 03/31/2013 7:47:03 PM PDT by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: Ken H

ass reporting. spleen is not above the heart.

guess getting it right is not a priority anymore.


46 posted on 03/31/2013 7:48:00 PM PDT 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: driftdiver

another reason for everyone being able to have silencers.


47 posted on 03/31/2013 7:49:32 PM PDT 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: bigheadfred
some time to figure out what was wrong

Patients is often key in getting to the true cause what is wrong.

48 posted on 03/31/2013 7:50:37 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: tomkat

I am not betting against you.


49 posted on 03/31/2013 7:53:27 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Fightin Whitey

So true. And thank goodness they took the time to consider things by removing the spleen. He could be a double amputee now.


50 posted on 03/31/2013 7:53:58 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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