Skip to comments.Navy vet shot by deputy in own backyard—family seeks answers
Posted on 08/27/2012 10:08:54 PM PDT by george76
The brother of a Navy veteran shot by a deputy in her own backyard wants the sheriff's department to admit its mistake and take responsibility for the incident.
Jennifer Orey, 36, was shot Sunday in a surprise encounter with two sheriff's deputies who were searching for a man reportedly in the area wearing a ski mask, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Orey was in her pajamas in her yard around 10:30 p.m. because she heard noises and thought it was her ex-husband, the newspaper reports.
Orey and Deputy Luke Berhalter came in contact and the officer's firearm discharged at point-blank range, her brother James Morgan told local Fox 5 News.
"He fired without warning, saying freeze, or anything. Then just as she saw the black smoke coming out the barrel she turned her body," Morgan said. "The bullet went through her chest and her left nipple, into her shoulder and out her pinkie."
The deputy reportedly told her, "I'm sorry, you startled me,"
she was the first woman in the Navy to earn her wings of gold as a search and rescue swimmer, was released from hospital.
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How could one know until the whole house was cleared?
The only stupid one is you. The woman went into her own yard, something she had every right to do, and was shot by a LEO who had no business and no legal right to be on her property. What kind of an idiot(you, presumably)would blame this woman and say she got what she deserved? This so called law officer should be tried, convicted of felonious assault and put away for the maximum sentence and forever barred from holding another LEO position.
I would encourage my wife to take the 12 gauge if she did go out, but it depends on where you live. She had every right to go into her own yard at night or any other time. As for your stupid statement that a LEO saw a “stranger” and shot her, the only stranger in that yard was the LEO you frickin’ idiot, it was HER yard.
You should wake up (come to ?) this morning and be completely ashamed of that asinine post.
They’re escalating from shooting dogs to shooting taxpayers.
Excuse me, but people have the right to go IN THEIR OWN BACK YARD for any reason.
Damn idiot flatfoot should be fired and sued into bankruptcy.
You JBT boot-lickers here will never ever blame stupidity when it comes from the cops, willya?
Look in the mirror...then you’ll see the only one very stupid here.
A statist coward who worships government thuggery seems more like it.
Tell that to the woman who almost lost her life.
The shooting was entirely preventable if the idiot shooter kept his finger off the trigger. His decision wounded an innocent.
He needs to be serving time, as any one of us would if we shot an innocent.
There is only one victim in this case, not two.
She has a shotgun and knows how to use it.
And she has children to protect.
And living in a rural area the deputy is only 20 minutes away at best.
“The woman was very, very stupid for going outside at 10:30 at night after hearing noises. I am sorry she got shot, but she brought this upon herself.
The deputy was looking for a person wearing a ski mask at night and suddenly comes face to face with a stranger. His reaction is not surprising considering the circumstances.”
So, she was supposed to know those noises might be a cop tha will kill her due to his incompetence?? Cop should be going to prison for this, manslaughter at the minimum.
I noticed that too. Amazing how even the journalist tries to exonerate the officer from blame.
“Yet another knuckle draggin badgemonkey too stupid to
remember to keep his booger hook of the bang switch”
You are master of words, Thank you for making me smile today.
That’s a bunch of BS.
Recently, sometime in the last 5 or 10 years the cops have come to the conclusion that it’s ‘us vs. them’. And the ‘them’ is the typical law abiding citizen.
Cops are no longer to be trusted, let alone be our friends.
They are ‘the gang of blue suited thugs’ who must, by law, be called in certain situations, but those who are able to should wait until that situation is completely resolved before the call is made. The ‘blue suited thugs’, who are really just historians, can then come an make record of what happened.
No situation exists that can’t be made worse by calling the police.
Since the victim is not dead, a manslaughter charge would be inappropriate.
Assault with a deadly weapon, trespassing, criminal negligence, etc. on the other hand....
Did you for get the /sarc tag?
If not: when are we allowed to go out on OUR Own property?
This immigrant family is without a son....the thin blue line gets thinner. I love that the killer-cop is separated from the general population in prison. How lovely. How convenient.
Spontaneous Reaction > Training and Experience.
You know, the training and experience that make their testimony trump yours in court.