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California police fatally shoot 15-year-old suspected of driving a stolen vehicle
Foxnews ^ | July 10, 2010 | AP

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crime; leo; police
Let me guess. He was Amish.
1 posted on 07/10/2010 8:55:37 PM PDT by Tolkien
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To: Tolkien

There goes another Foot Locker.


2 posted on 07/10/2010 8:56:25 PM PDT by digger48 (THE STATE)
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To: Tolkien
Unfortunate...but the cops have the right to protect themselves from harm.Hopefully the incident was captured on one or more police dash cams.
3 posted on 07/10/2010 8:57:29 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: Tolkien

Bakersfield ain’t LA.


4 posted on 07/10/2010 8:57:38 PM PDT by REDWOOD99
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To: Tolkien

SCRATCH ONE BOGEY


5 posted on 07/10/2010 9:00:42 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Ye gods! Those ears! Forget "Zero"; Obama's "The Flying None"!)
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To: Tolkien

An aspiring rap artist, maybe?


6 posted on 07/10/2010 9:00:50 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Tolkien

“Police say a third person in the vehicle managed to escape.”

Not what I would call Boy Scouts.


7 posted on 07/10/2010 9:00:50 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: REDWOOD99

My dad always told me not to inolve myself in risky behavior. The outcome ain’t always what we want.


8 posted on 07/10/2010 9:02:08 PM PDT by umgud (Obama is a failed experiment.)
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To: Tolkien

Under Eric Holder’s JDM you can bet there will be an investigation to determine the circumstances...


9 posted on 07/10/2010 9:04:40 PM PDT by ExpatCanuck
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To: Lancey Howard

In the process of turning his life around.


10 posted on 07/10/2010 9:04:46 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Well, he was an inexperienced driver-why couldn’t they take that into account?/s;)


11 posted on 07/10/2010 9:04:59 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Tolkien

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SivUT1x7j18


12 posted on 07/10/2010 9:05:29 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: HKMk23

No recidivism here. He won’t do it again. Works for me.


13 posted on 07/10/2010 9:09:30 PM PDT by Mtn Pass (Buy beans and bullets!)
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To: Tolkien
More info.

Police fatally shoot 15-year-old boy after pursuit in southeast Bakersfield

the front seat passenger was not located. He is described as a Black male, 25 years old, 5’9” to 6’0” 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.

14 posted on 07/10/2010 9:09:38 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Tolkien
"officers shot and killed a 15-year-old suspected of driving a stolen vehicle."

what is it? He was either driving or he wasn't.
15 posted on 07/10/2010 9:22:57 PM PDT by JSteff (((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.)))
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To: umgud

I wonder what his father had to say about this??? Oh yea...


16 posted on 07/10/2010 9:28:14 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Anyone who has read Roman history knows a barbarian invasion when they see one.)
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To: Tolkien

Obviously upset that Lebron didn’t pick Bakersfield.


17 posted on 07/10/2010 9:30:23 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: JSteff

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”.


18 posted on 07/10/2010 9:31:30 PM PDT by One Name
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To: Tolkien

... 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.


19 posted on 07/10/2010 9:34:13 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: Tolkien

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...


20 posted on 07/10/2010 9:35:36 PM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: JSteff
He was either driving or he wasn't.

Welp, when police got to him, he wasn't doing much of anything I suspect. Kinda just sitting there, ya know?

21 posted on 07/10/2010 9:41:01 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: JSteff


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.


22 posted on 07/10/2010 9:41:27 PM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: babygene

The info is very spartan.

Either great journalism or police work. /sarc off

Either way, one less criminal willing to take a life.


23 posted on 07/10/2010 9:44:23 PM PDT by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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To: Baynative

“Cursed from the start.”

If only his parents had known how to spell.


25 posted on 07/10/2010 9:53:41 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism - "Who-whom?")
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To: Tolkien

First mistake.......Bakersfield is NOT considered Souther California, we are in the Central Valley.


26 posted on 07/10/2010 10:01:12 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Tolkien

First mistake.......Bakersfield is NOT considered Southern California, we are in the Central Valley.


27 posted on 07/10/2010 10:01:23 PM PDT by sheana
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To: umgud
My dad always told me not to inolve myself in risky behavior. The outcome ain’t always what we want.

...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.

28 posted on 07/10/2010 10:01:42 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: sheana

oops my mouse had hiccups, sorry


29 posted on 07/10/2010 10:02:09 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Tolkien

“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.


30 posted on 07/10/2010 10:14:25 PM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: Tolkien

Do we have more riots and looting to look forward to?


31 posted on 07/10/2010 10:17:21 PM PDT by The Worthless Miracle
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To: Tolkien

RIOTS?


32 posted on 07/10/2010 10:47:30 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Tolkien

Just saved him from a life of crime. White kid, right? ;)


33 posted on 07/10/2010 10:53:56 PM PDT by fish hawk (Hussein Obama: Golf/Gulf, not very good at either.)
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To: JSteff
I know what you meant and so-o-o .. I'll fix it for you:

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.

34 posted on 07/10/2010 11:01:24 PM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: babygene; JSteff

“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.


35 posted on 07/10/2010 11:23:46 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ( I'm not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. Yogi Berra)
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To: Tolkien

Good—none of the taxpayers money will be wasted on this little creep.


36 posted on 07/11/2010 3:50:33 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Tolkien

“Police said the Acura was stolen during a residential burglary on June 5.”

http://www.bakersfield.com/news/local/x606100291/15-year-old-shot-dead-after-reversing-stolen-car-into-police-police-say


37 posted on 07/11/2010 4:09:56 AM PDT by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: Tolkien
A 17-year-old passenger was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy, auto theft and participation in a criminal street gang. Police say a third person in the vehicle managed to escape.

I wonder if this was a gang initiation ???

38 posted on 07/11/2010 4:26:56 AM PDT by Popman (Obama Presidential Timber: Worm Eaten Balsa Wood)
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To: J Edgar

He’d likely had a better chance being raised by feral dogs.....


39 posted on 07/11/2010 4:44:42 AM PDT by Feckless (Don't care where he was born. The oath I took said "...against all enemies, foreign and domestic".)
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To: ExpatCanuck
Under Eric Holder’s JDM you can bet there will be an investigation to determine the circumstances...

Boy,you've got *that* right.And they'll make sure that it's an OJ jury that hears the case.

40 posted on 07/11/2010 6:24:11 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: babygene
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?

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.

41 posted on 07/11/2010 6:35:52 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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To: freeangel
Good—none of the taxpayers money will be wasted on this little creep.

Wait for the civil lawsuit.

42 posted on 07/11/2010 6:37:08 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (''I don't regret setting bombs,I feel we didn't do enough.'' ->Bill Ayers,Hussein's mentor,9/11/01)
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