Skip to comments.Volusia deputy shoots woman who called 911 to report burglar
Posted on 05/02/2013 11:59:44 PM PDT by Arthurio
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating after a Volusia County deputy shot a woman in the shoulder outside her Volusia County home Thursday evening.
The deputy was dispatched to the home on Eloise Circle near Ormond Beach about 6:10 when a woman called and reported that someone was trying to break into her house, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said.
When deputies arrived, a woman was outside pointing something that "appeared to be a weapon" at them, sheriff's spokesman Brandon Haught said. Deputy Omar Bello, 28, fired a single shot.
Deputies think the woman who was shot is the same woman who called 911, they said. No intruder was found.
The woman, whose name was not released, was being treated at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach. Property records show a 61-year-old woman owns the house.
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Couldn’t accurately shoot the dog?
The cop’s pistol could range from 9 millimeter to .357 magnum. Plus he’s probably using hollow point or something even more lethal.
maybe he thought she was a dog?
Barney !!....I have told you time and time again.....
Or maybe it was a hose. Or a cell phone. Or a curling iron. Or a duck.
Oh just shoot her and we'll sort it out later.
———When deputies arrived, a woman was outside pointing something that “appeared to be a weapon” at them, sheriff’s spokesman Brandon Haught said. Deputy Omar Bello, 28, fired a single shot.-——
Was it a pop tart shaped like a gun....?
Those suckers are deadly....
Obviously, these deputies are products of the public skroool system, taught well that fingers in a gun configuration are, in skrool, something deadly to suspend over, and in adult life, something deadly to shoot over.
Couldn’t he see the light coming out of her flashlight? Flashlight? Just a guess. Maybe it was a frying pan.
It can't be dark these days at 6:10pm in Florida. Did officer Omar forgot his prescription eyeglasses at home? How else could he not see clearly what, if anything, a woman is pointing at him just five or ten yards away?
Besides, if someone points a gun at you, the most reasonable reaction should be to take cover. Even if you can defeat one threat, how many other people with guns may be in the house? You do not know; it could be full of drug dealers taking delivery. You take cover and proceed from there. The "gun" could be a duck, after all.
She was probably waving her cell phone.
That’s why you should shoot your own burglars. Then call the cops to haul away the remains. Make sure the dog is anesthetized. Don’t know how to make sure they don’t shoot you when you answer the door. Not matter what you do, they might shoot you. Hands in the air? She was reaching up for a weapon. Hands behind your head? She was reaching for a weapon hidden in her hair. Laying on the ground? She was digging in the ground for a hidden weapon.
You see, no one really needs to own a gun for protection. The cops will come to your rescue instead.
Only if you eat them. They can back you up.
They can also pop up from the toaster and hit you in the eye.
That’ll teach her not to have a dog
Depuity, Why did you shoot her in the sholder?
Well sir> I was aiming for her head, and her hump got in the way...
Exactly. Those cops have super special secret training, even though they are the same slightly dim C students you knew in high school who were, um, ‘diverted’ into a law enforcement program.
When police are frightened, anyone in the area is endangered. They will shoot first and ask questions later.
Even worse after the first shot is fired they might get into the pack syndrome, and all open fire.
“Hey Chief, those new ‘no hesitation’ targets work great. Normally I would think twice before blasting a little old lady on her front lawn but practicing with those targets helped me think of EVERYONE as a target.”
A man whose bid to become a police officer was rejected after he scored too high on an intelligence test has lost an appeal in his federal lawsuit against the city.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York upheld a lower courts decision that the city did not discriminate against Robert Jordan because the same standards were applied to everyone who took the test.
This kind of puts an official face on discrimination in America against people of a certain class, Jordan said today from his Waterford home. I maintain you have no more control over your basic intelligence than your eye color or your gender or anything else.
He said he does not plan to take any further legal action.
Jordan, a 49-year-old college graduate, took the exam in 1996 and scored 33 points, the equivalent of an IQ of 125. But New London police interviewed only candidates who scored 20 to 27, on the theory that those who scored too high could get bored with police work and leave soon after undergoing costly training.
Most Cops Just Above Normal The average score nationally for police officers is 21 to 22, the equivalent of an IQ of 104, or just a little above average.
Jordan alleged his rejection from the police force was discrimination. He sued the city, saying his civil rights were violated because he was denied equal protection under the law.
But the U.S. District Court found that New London had shown a rational basis for the policy. In a ruling dated Aug. 23, the 2nd Circuit agreed. The court said the policy might be unwise but was a rational way to reduce job turnover.
Jordan has worked as a prison guard since he took the test.
I’ve got money that say’s he is white.
I know a lot of police officers with high IQ’s
My cousin rose to Deputy Chief of a major police force, Studied and became a lawyer while he was on the force, speak Spanish like a native, and is now retired from polkice and working for the Government in a foreign country.
Spanish speaking country.
Turning anyone down for being too smart isn’t done by smart people. This town is run by idiots.The Judge doesn’t sound all that bright either, but I bet the farm he wouldn’t have turned down a black.
If cops are not to bright, would certainly be a partial explanation as to why many cops are opting to shoot dogs that are known to be relatively harmless.
If a strawberry pop-tart gets stuck in the toaster, the results are spectacular.
Call came in at 6:10, still bright out. Initially the article says one deputy, likely one was dispatched, sat down the street while calling in backup, as they like to check out such scenes with backup. Figure two hours after the call, they show up, one goes around back, gets surprised by woman, finger jerks, strikes her in the shoulder.
Story then becomes that he thought she was aiming at him, which really begs the question why he’d stop at one shot (and really, this single shot just drastically improved the hit rate for officers after Boston..)
Wait! I get it! He thought she was a six foot 3 black man from California!
Excluding candidates for "too high" an IQ will have the net effect of disproportionately excluding white and asian candidates, which is likely the real reason for the rule. It makes no sense to assume that a smart cop will leave due to boredom, rather than just applying for a more senior position like detective.
I’ve also heard that those with high IQ’s are frequently refused for applying as cops, because they get tired of it too quickly. Personally, I think it’s really because they don’t blindly follow orders as well.
Mediocre leaders recruit and hire medicre people.
The most capable leaders recruit and hire the smartest, most capable people available.
Just look at the second rate and third rate people our third rate president chooses to surround himself with.
Managers don't like subordinates who are smart enough to realize when an order is illegal.
Perhaps they were afraid he might point out obvious violations of the Bill of Rights.
They probably can tell the dogs are smarter than they are, so BLAM! Get rid of the competition.
There is a lot more to this story, and it appears very much like the woman is mentally ill, and the object she was pointing at the cops she called to her home was a pressure washer handle.
According to the newspaper report, she admitted to attempting “suicide by cop”, and is in the process of being Baker Acted.
If true, it’s very sad, for all involved.
And it also shows a great deal of restraint on the part of the cop, who fired once, and wounded, but did not kill the woman.
Happened to a fellow I knew years ago. Scored high. What a shame. Few know the law.