Skip to comments.Kentucky: Armed Homeowner Shoots Police Officer, NO Charges Filed
Posted on 10/19/2018 5:01:43 AM PDT by marktwain
On October 10th, 2018, at about 5:30 a.m. at 522 Hathaway, in Owensboro, Kentucky, a young police officer was involved in a shootout with an armed homeowner. The officer had been chasing a suspect, and was searching a fenced in area.
The homeowner, David Turley, saw the suspicious activity in his backyard, and approached Zachary Morris, 23, the officer. Turley was holding a pistol at his side. Officer Morris shot at Turley, who returned fire as he took cover. Morris was hit, just below his bullet-resistant vest. From wave3.com:
I heard some commotion over there by the fence, said Turley. I saw someone standing there with a flashlight on the ground, so I walked over to see what was going on. As I got closer, POW POW! And when he did, I had my weapon by my side and I just pulled up and fired and I started toward the ground to take cover.
Turley told Katie Kapusta that he was shot at twice and returned fire four times. He had no idea anyone had been hit until more police units arrived.
Once they shot two times at my face, I had no choice. I was in fear of my life, and I returned fire.
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I am glad for Mr. Turley. The officer should have been more judicious in identifying his target. I thoroughly appreciate the situation the officer was in, but he should have reasonably expected the homeowner to have been protecting his property. IMHO the officer was in a practical, no-win scenario and could have eased the situation by announcing himself prior to using his service weapon.
I don’t know about that area, but law enforcement here (Adams County, Colorado) has been known to call people to let them know that there’s police activity in their areas.
I’d be surprised if the enemedia doesn’t open the story with, “Bloodthirsty Gun Owner Attempts to Murder Police Officer While Searching For Suspect.”
But, the day is young....
Lucky cop. Very lucky.
I don’t know about that. This happened in Owensboro Kentucky which is a very very conservative area full of people with common sense.
The officer had no reason to open fire on a private citizen. How would it go for one of us if we walked into a neighbors yard, then shot at him?
An officer who doesn’t identify himself and shoots willy nilly needs to be fired and brought up on charges.
The officer was chasing a perp. When Mr. Turley approached him with a firearm, the officer fired at him. The rock-and-hard-place situation for the officer is that he did not identify himself and he incorrectly identified the homeowner as the perp he was pursuing.
In the moment, the officer obviously reacted to the gun and not to the person carrying it. He may have feared for his life and that will be taken into consideration in the investigation. I am hopeful for a swift and complete recovery but I also believe the officer was entirely wrong in this situation.
What would happen to us? That was my point, we walk across a citizen’s lawn, see him come out with a firearm and open fire on him, we’d be arrested in about thirty seconds. If he has no better judgment than this, he needs to find a new profession. He was entirely wrong, that I agree with you on.
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