Skip to comments.Case of man shot at 90 times on freeway 'tragic,' LAPD says
Posted on 04/13/2012 9:53:42 AM PDT by dragnet2
Los Angeles Police Department officials described the shooting death of a 19-year-old man after a bizarre high-speed chase on the 101 Freeway "tragic" but defended the officers' actions.
Eight Los Angeles police officers fired more than 90 rounds, killing him.
LAPD officials will review several factors related to the incident, including communication tactics and whether the large number of rounds fired endangered other freeway motorists.
Police said they noticed Abdul Arian driving erratically near the Northridge Fashion Center on Wednesday and tried to pull him over. But he refused, instead taking them on a high-speed pursuit through city streets
He drove a black Crown Victoria, which his uncle said was a retired police cruiser that had been purchased at an auction.
During the chase, Arian called 911, and according to a partial transcript of the call released by the LAPD, he claimed to have a gun and made threats to the police.
The dispatcher, according to the release, pleaded for Arian to surrender, saying "I don't want you to hurt yourself."
Arian responded with expletives and warned that the police are "going to get hurt."
Police did not recover a gun from the scene.
After cutting across lanes, Arian stopped, jumped out of his car and began running on the freeway. Facing police while back-stepping, he extended both arms with clasped hands, a gesture captured on video by a KTLA-TV news helicopter.
But as Arian headed toward the shoulder of the freeway in the vicinity of a vehicle that had pulled over, he turned again and assumed what police called a "shooting stance." He appeared to wield a weapon. His uncle believed it was a cellphone. Sources familiar with the investigation who were not authorized to speak publicly confirmed that it was a cellphone.
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I think he was possibly holding his cell out, videoing the cops while talking to 911.
That should be an interesting 911 call when made public.
Paging race pimps....procede to LA post haste.
Maybe he was hurrying to buy skittles before the store closed.
Muzzies love the number 19.
I wonder if this Muzzie got his 72 virgins for doing his jihad against the American infidels?
Arian responded with expletives and warned that the police are “going to get hurt.”
Trying to give a damn....
When the first 75 or so rounds don’t do the job.
Question is, does a human body stand/sit upright after being shot the first 80 or so times? So, is it necessary to keep shooting a slumped body? I don’t know the exact circumstances (filtered through the corrupt MSM) but this seems hard to understand what the police were thinking.
Sometimes there just are not enough bullets. This was not one of those unfortunate times.
Suicide by cop.
Didn’t say he got hit that many times. “Shot at”
The guy does seem like he may have been a mental case or on drugs, and if reports are to be believed (corrupt MSM) then their was certainly justification to take this guy down. I just get a kick out of the officers emptying magazine after magazine into a lifeless body on the ground. 125 shots fired at the guy? Hard not to laugh at such a movie-like scene.
You’re assuming they actually hit him that many times.
This is probably why DHS ordered 500 million rounds..
Well then, maybe these guys need more time at the range.
LOL! Yeah, you’re probably right. Ha ha.
Review of the 911 call gave the cops every reason in the world to do what they did.
Do try to keep up; they FIRED 90+ rounds, doesn't mean they LANDED 90+ rounds.
It DOES mean more range time needed.
No photos of the Amish fellow who died in this “tragedy”?
A lot to be said about the deficiencies in training.
Takes but one shot to take the man down ~ or kill him.
It also represents many opportunities for innocents to be hit.
When ya got a dozen or two dozen cops all emptying their weapons at one suspect...well... range time probably isn't an issue since the suspect is full of holes and very dead, regardless.
I wondered what happened to him.
I got the tea asked for but since he never showed up I drank it....