Skip to comments.California police fatally shoot 15-year-old suspected of driving a stolen vehicle
Posted on 07/10/2010 8:55:32 PM PDT by Tolkien
Police in Southern California say officers shot and killed a 15-year-old suspected of driving a stolen vehicle.
Bakersfield police began pursuing the 2001 Acura around 9:20 p.m. Friday. They say the driver stopped, but then backed into a patrol car after being approached by two officers.
The officers opened fire multiple times, striking the teen. Police say he was pronounced dead at Kern Medical Center.
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There goes another Foot Locker.
Bakersfield ain’t LA.
SCRATCH ONE BOGEY
An aspiring rap artist, maybe?
“Police say a third person in the vehicle managed to escape.”
Not what I would call Boy Scouts.
My dad always told me not to inolve myself in risky behavior. The outcome ain’t always what we want.
Under Eric Holder’s JDM you can bet there will be an investigation to determine the circumstances...
In the process of turning his life around.
Well, he was an inexperienced driver-why couldn’t they take that into account?/s;)
No recidivism here. He won’t do it again. Works for me.
the front seat passenger was not located. He is described as a Black male, 25 years old, 59 to 60 tall, wearing a white tank type t-shirt.
The coroner's office has identified the driver as 15-year-old Traveon John Avila of Bakersfield.
I wonder what his father had to say about this??? Oh yea...
Obviously upset that Lebron didn’t pick Bakersfield.
He wasn’t driving it real well. The 25-year old must have been giving lessons..
Just consider it a “loaner car”. Kind of like “undocumented workers”.
... Police in Southern California say officers shot and killed a 15-year-old ...
For sure, after he attempted to assault them with a deadly weapon, his car!
He deserved it, and I have absolutely no tears for this criminal, or the family that raised him.
Need more details...
Were the officers IN the car that backed into?
Was the backing up a traffic maneuver or an aggressive act of assault against an occupied vehicle?
That should do it...
Welp, when police got to him, he wasn't doing much of anything I suspect. Kinda just sitting there, ya know?
what is it? He was either driving or he wasn’t.”
There going to want to pin him as the driver. Perhaps he was. If he was not, it will be problematic for the cops.
The info is very spartan.
Either great journalism or police work. /sarc off
Either way, one less criminal willing to take a life.
“Cursed from the start.”
If only his parents had known how to spell.
First mistake.......Bakersfield is NOT considered Souther California, we are in the Central Valley.
First mistake.......Bakersfield is NOT considered Southern California, we are in the Central Valley.
...but if caught in risky behavior, stop if the police catch you. Say yes sir. Make no threatening gestures of sudden movements.
And if you think you will be arrested when caught (of even if not sure), remain silent.
That said, always traggic when a young boy dies like this.
oops my mouse had hiccups, sorry
“Either way, one less criminal willing to take a life.”
If he wasn’t driving, he might just as well be a hitchhiker they picked up. You can’t determine that he was a criminal.
Do we have more riots and looting to look forward to?
Just saved him from a life of crime. White kid, right? ;)
California police fatally shoot 15-year-old suspected of driving a stolen vehicle.
California police fatally shoot 15-year-old
suspected of driving, what was suspected as being a stolen vehicle.
“officers shot and killed a 15-year-old suspected of driving a stolen vehicle.”
What JSteff was getting at is that the above sentence should have been written like this.....
“officers shot and killed a 15-year old driving a suspected stolen vehicle.”
The kid was definitely the driver and he backed into the officers’ car as they were approaching the stolen vehicle to engage the folks in it.
Good—none of the taxpayers money will be wasted on this little creep.
“Police said the Acura was stolen during a residential burglary on June 5.”
I wonder if this was a gang initiation ???
He’d likely had a better chance being raised by feral dogs.....
Boy,you've got *that* right.And they'll make sure that it's an OJ jury that hears the case.
I don't think it necessarily matters.If anyone,police or civilian,was in *or* near the cop car then a reasonable fear of serious injury/death exists.The nature of the backing up maneuver would be noteworthy if it was type of thing you or I would do trying to get out of a parking space,however.That's why I suggested earlier that it would be helpful if the incident was caught on a police dash cam.
Wait for the civil lawsuit.
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