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He Thought He Could Scare Good Samaritan Away by Lifting His Shirt to Reveal His Gun
theblaze.com ^ | 17 February, 2014 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 02/26/2014 10:03:47 AM PST by marktwain

An off-duty officer with the Houston Police Department fatally shot a robbery suspect outside a convenience store on Sunday night. The veteran cop was coming to the rescue of a man who was jumped and beaten by two men as he was leaving the store with groceries.

The officer, identified as 22-year Houston Police Department veteran C. Rodriguez, told investigators he noticed two men hiding behind a dumpster outside of the store, arousing his suspicion. He then saw the men jump out and start beating the victim.

Police say Rodriguez rolled down his window and ordered the suspects to stop. It wasn’t entirely clear if the officer already had his gun drawn.

Rather than complying, one of the suspects reportedly lifted up his shirt to show the cop his own gun and started walking towards him in a threatening manner.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; donutwatch; houston; offduty; tx
"Flashing" a gun while committing a crime, is not smart.
1 posted on 02/26/2014 10:03:47 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Bump


2 posted on 02/26/2014 10:05:08 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: marktwain

I wonder if the perps were “Holder’s people” ...


3 posted on 02/26/2014 10:09:13 AM PST by Ken522
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To: marktwain

Yeah, especially when the other fellow turns out to be armed. “Now, the fact that you’ve got ‘Replica’ written down the sides of your guns and I’ve got ‘Desert Eagle, point five oh’ written on mine...”


4 posted on 02/26/2014 10:10:31 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Ken522
"I wonder if the perps were “Holder’s people” ...

If they were, one of them ain't no more.

5 posted on 02/26/2014 10:13:38 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: marktwain

It would take a heart of stone not to laugh.


6 posted on 02/26/2014 10:16:10 AM PST by DickBrannigan (When did logic become reversed, and right became wrong, and wrong became right?)
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To: marktwain

For once the cops got it right, and no dogs or elderly were involved.


7 posted on 02/26/2014 10:16:29 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: marktwain

I love a happy ending!


8 posted on 02/26/2014 10:18:20 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Darksheare

That is because the off duty cop was acting in the same capacity as a private citizen. Under the law a cop is not required to try and stop those thugs from beating you, only to arrest them afterwards. His actions were no different than if any other armed good samaritan had intervened although he will likely recieve less scrutiny from the DA.


9 posted on 02/26/2014 10:22:04 AM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: RightOnTheBorder

Ouch.


10 posted on 02/26/2014 10:24:45 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: marktwain
"Flashing" a gun while committing a crime, is not smart."

I think "flashing" is dumb period. The first indication a criminal will ever have that I am carrying is when he sees the fire coming out of the barrel. If a bad guy knows you carry they are more likely to ambush you and shoot you in the back or beat you to the draw.

11 posted on 02/26/2014 10:26:45 AM PST by circlecity
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To: marktwain

I am fine with what the cop did. But I wonder if I shot a 17 year-old from inside my car if I wouldn’t be sitting in jail right now. Especially had the guy not drawn his gun.

I of course am thinking about the hell George Zimmerman went through after shooting someone who was beating his head in.


12 posted on 02/26/2014 10:26:51 AM PST by marron
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To: Ken522

” wonder if the perps were “Holder’s people” ...

Dead guy was Oscar Gaspar, probably Hispanic. Just a different “bin” on the trash truck. When the perps are not white, there is seldom a picture in the article.


13 posted on 02/26/2014 10:32:06 AM PST by vette6387
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To: marktwain

Just got done watching The Good The Bad and The Ugly. To quote Tuco: “if you are going to shoot, shoot, don’t waste time talking.”


14 posted on 02/26/2014 10:32:10 AM PST by LukeL
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The comment someone posted to the story shows some degree of naivety.

“I think what happened here is sad, I think it’s worth mourning over that this kid was so brainwashed that he resorted to violence against another person.”

Brainwashed? That’s a good excuse for violent robbery.


15 posted on 02/26/2014 10:35:49 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: marron

Speaking of George Zimmerman, when the hell is he going to SUE THE PANTS OFF the networks and government agents who lied about him?


16 posted on 02/26/2014 10:36:45 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: marktwain

The comments below the article from criminals and wanna-be gangsters are hysterical.


17 posted on 02/26/2014 11:05:12 AM PST by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: marktwain

It’s never a good idea to dare a Houston cop to shoot you.


18 posted on 02/26/2014 11:22:17 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Mr. K

“Speaking of George Zimmerman, when the hell is he going to SUE THE PANTS OFF the networks and government agents who lied about him?”

They have been ongoing for some time.


19 posted on 02/26/2014 11:34:56 AM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marron
In Texas, you just have to be in fear of your life. If he's flashing and walking towards you, you don't have to wait for him to draw down on you and say "Hey, I'm going to shoot you!". That's implied.

If the kid didn't show his gun and was walking over to you, he may have been just wanting to find out what you said if he didn't hear you. How frightening would that be? The gun flash was the threat and the cop neutralized it.

No bill.

20 posted on 02/26/2014 11:47:53 AM PST by chuckles
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To: marktwain

The cop’s programming took over. Citizen with a gun...must kill.


21 posted on 02/26/2014 12:22:43 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: marktwain
"Though some witnesses, including one of the criminal’s friends, claimed the suspect didn’t have a gun, police recovered a handgun at the scene"

Never leave home without a "throw down."

22 posted on 02/26/2014 12:24:09 PM PST by DJ Taylor (Once again our country is at war, and once again the Democrats have sided with our enemy.)
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To: Ken522

I doubt it:

The suspect, identified as 17-year-old Oscar Gaspar, reportedly ran into a nearby home where he died.

&&&
The “Holder’s People” comments are getting a little old, don’t you think?


23 posted on 02/26/2014 1:01:11 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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