GUN CCW'er saves cops

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Officer Wounded, 3 Dead In Interstate Shootout

    POSTED: 8:17 am CDT August 12, 2007
    UPDATED: 8:49 am CDT August 12, 2007

    DALLAS -- Three people were killed and a Dallas police officer wounded in a bizarre shootout on Interstate 35 early Sunday morning.

    Police were called to a "major accident" on the interstate about 2:15 a.m. When they arrived, they found two people suffering bullet wounds, laying on the freeway several yards apart, police said.

    As two officers were trying to help the victims, someone fired on them, striking Cpl. Jerry Poston, a 17-year veteran of the force, police said.

    As Poston's partner frantically called for help, several passersby stopped to assist. They, too, were fired on. One of those passersby returned to his car, grabbed a handgun and shot down the suspected gunman, police said.

    Poston was listed in serious but stable condition at Methodist Central Hospital in Dallas, police said.

    Detectives remained on the scene late Sunday morning, still trying to sort out exactly what happened and identify the people killed. All were men, they said.

    Police also said they recovered a shotgun at the scene.

    Southbound I-35 remained shut down between Oak Lawn Avenue and Colorado Boulevard at 8:15 a.m. Sunday.

    Stay with NBC5i News and NBC5i.com for the latest details.
     
  2. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    that really pisses me off. You can be 100% within your right to carry, you could be fired upon and in immediate fear of serious harm to yourself and others and have 100% justification under the law for discharging your firearm in defense -- yet they still arrest you and charge you. It's disgusting.
     
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    DJSCIASCIA New Member

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    It is disgusting....but like in the previous post you can thank the free loving liberals out there.

    I would like to shake that man's hand for doing the right thing and helping those officers out.
     
  4. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Have to wonder WTF the other cop was doing that the citizen had to go get his gun to shoot the guy.

    ibfemalecop
     
  5. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Most articles make a point to say the shot cop's partner was not identified, but a few refer to his partner as a male.

    Sounds like a cover up. :squint:
     
  6. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    It happened in Dallas or at least Dallas county. Dallas county is fairly mixed politically. Don't know so much about neighboring Tarrant county, but I know that the DFW area seems to fragment politically with a majority of congressional districts going Republican. Are you thinking Travis county, where Austin is located? Austin is definitely the most liberal city in Texas.

    Looks like reports are not quite consistent at this point...
    http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=&ie=UTF-8&ncl=1119321342
     
  7. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Hell, basic facts like the location of this incident aren't even consistent. Some articles are placing it in far south Dallas at I-35 & I-20, others on the southwest corner of downtown at I-35 & I-30...
     
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    I don't think thats true, every state's law I've read has provisions for protecting the life of others. A while back there was another example of a concealed carry holder shooting a guy that was beating a cop and I think it was in a different state.
     
  9. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    again, wtf does the w stand for?
     
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    weapon? :dunno:
     
  11. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    I don't see why you guys think the CHL/CCW guy would be in trouble. Clearly he was protecting himself and others from imminent danger. :dunno:
     
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    Good to hear he possibly saved additional lives. God help him during his lengthy legal battles that may be ahead for him. :(
     
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    Texas is ftw. No proof has been posted that this guy is being arrested/prosecuted.
     
  14. JaimeZX

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    Police: No motive for shootings

    Answers sought after incident leaves 3 dead, 2 wounded


    11:55 PM CDT on Sunday, August 12, 2007
    By SCOTT GOLDSTEIN and KAREN AYRES / The Dallas Morning News
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    Two men who stopped to check on a driver who had wrecked his car early Sunday were shot and killed by the man they were trying to help, police said.

    The driver also wounded two other men, including a Dallas police officer.


    BRYAN TITSWORTH / WFAA-TV
    Police Senior Cpl. Jerry Poston was shot in the face, right leg and right hand and was in serious but stable condition Sunday at Methodist Central Hospital. About 2:20 a.m., with four victims lying in the darkness a short distance from his blue Nissan on southbound Interstate 35E near downtown, Nick Anthony Salinas turned the gun on himself and fired one last time.

    Police said they do not know why the 20-year-old Cedar Hill man shot the others and then killed himself. No one heard him say a word.

    "We may never know," said Dallas police Sgt. Gary Kirkpatrick. "But it's something we hope to find out."

    Robert Daniel Langston, 22, of Duncanville, was pronounced dead at the scene. Jesus Reyes Terrazas Jr., 24, of Dallas, died a short time later at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, police said.

    Police Senior Cpl. Jerry Poston, 42, was shot in the face, right leg and right hand and was in serious but stable condition Sunday at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, his supervisor said. He probably will not regain vision in his left eye, but is otherwise expected to recover, Deputy Chief Vincent Golbeck said.

    The other survivor, Barry David Smith, 30, was in serious condition at Parkland Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the upper body, police said.

    There is no known connection between any of the witnesses and the shooter, police said.

    "It appears that each of these victims thought that they were providing roadside assistance to an accident victim when they were brutally shot without any motive that we know of," said Lt. Vernon Hale.

    Timothy Inge, who hired Mr. Terrazas as cashier at an Auto Zone, then promoted him to manager, said he wasn't surprised his employee was trying to help a stranded motorist.

    "That's the kind of person he was – he was always willing to lend a hand," Mr. Inge said.

    According to police, the fatal sequence began about 2:05 a.m. when Mr. Salinas crashed his car into a retaining wall just north of where the highway passes over Reunion Boulevard.

    Bob Hope said he was the first person to approach the car. He said Mr. Salinas pointed the shotgun 18 inches from his face. Mr. Hope twice called 911 to report gunfire.

    "I was the only one to walk up to that window and walk away," Mr. Hope said. "The next four times people approached that vehicle they were shot every time."

    Next, Mr. Langston and a companion stopped their vehicle about 100 yards south of Mr. Salinas' car. As Mr. Langston approached the driver's side door, Mr. Salinas shot him in the head. The other person escaped unharmed.

    Mr. Smith, who stopped his car south of Mr. Langston's vehicle, was shot as he approached minutes later.

    It was about that time that a vehicle carrying four men, including Mr. Terrazas, pulled onto Reunion Boulevard near the highway bridge. Like the first victims, the men passed what they thought was an accident scene and returned to help, police said.

    They walked up a hill toward the highway, and Mr. Salinas fired two rounds through his windshield, striking Mr. Terrazas once in the head.

    Another man in that group was armed with a handgun and returned fire, though police said they do not think he hit Mr. Salinas. That man was licensed to carry a concealed weapon and was not injured, police said.

    Then, Cpl. Poston and his partner arrived on the scene, having received reports of a car accident and a shooting. They parked their vehicle between Mr. Langston's and Mr. Smith's.

    Cpl. Poston approached Mr. Smith, who was lying wounded in the road. But before the 17-year veteran reached the man, Mr. Salinas shot the officer twice.

    "It's kind of chaotic as soon as they arrive there," said Chief Golbeck. "They're trying to find witnesses, find out what's going on and before ... [Cpl. Poston] knows it he's fired upon. ... So he was definitely caught off guard."

    Pellets from the blast were scattered throughout Cpl. Poston's neck, face, scalp and knee, Chief Golbeck said. The officer is expected to undergo surgery on his leg today, Chief Golbeck said.

    "He was talking; his sense of humor was still coming through," Chief Golbeck said. "He's a brave, brave guy."

    Mr. Smith was recovering in intensive care after undergoing surgery Sunday, a family friend said.

    Friends and relatives of Mr. Terrazas poured into the Dallas home where the young man lived with his parents. Friends described him as a jokester who was involved in his church and loved to play the piano and other instruments.

    A man who answered the door at Mr. Langston's home Sunday afternoon said the family had no comment on the shooting.

    Family and friends – some in tears – sat outside Mr. Salinas' home in Cedar Hill on Sunday afternoon. They declined to speak with a reporter.

    Sgt. Kirkpatrick said police have had contact with the Salinas family and hope to talk to them again. But he added that if someone outside the immediate family knows what set Mr. Salinas off, they should contact police.

    "Not knowing who the right person is, it will be easier for them to come to us than for us to go to them," Sgt. Kirkpatrick said. "This may not be a problem he shared with his mother or father."
     
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    Yeah, and they're not from Texas...

    There will be no charges placed on this guy.
     
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    :rofl:

    I noticed the bolded name of the author... Nice work Jamie, lol...
     
  17. JaimeZX

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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Sounds like the guy must of been wacked out on something. Should be easy enough to figure out if the CCW'er hit the guy with his handgun and the shooter only had a shotgun.
     
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    If you haven't figured it out by now, you're an idiot and should probably not own firearms.

    Take two seconds of common sense, and if that fails you, take 15 seconds of research.

    Jesus Titty Fucking...
     

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