GUN fisherman shoots man pointing gun at Trooper

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    www.adn.com/front/story/7965377p-7857152c.html

    Tourist kills man who pointed gun at trooper
    MANLEY HOT SPRINGS: Shooter says victim had fired at him and companion.
    By JEANNETTE J. LEE
    The Associated Press

    Published: July 14, 2006
    Last Modified: July 14, 2006 at 05:52 PM

    A man was shot to death near Manley Hot Springs on Tuesday after pointing a long gun at an Alaska state trooper, officials said Thursday.
    The man was shot by an out-of-state fisherman who had called for trooper assistance because, he said, the man who was killed had earlier been shooting at him and a fishing partner. The trooper was Michael Wery, based in Fairbanks.
    The dead man had lived in the 75-person community of Manley Hot Springs for several years and had been camping nearby for what troopers say may have been several months.
    The two men didn't know each other and troopers said their identities would be released only after family members had been notified.
    Trooper spokesman Brandon Anderson said the man who was shot was 40 years old and had a criminal history, including a DUI.
    The incident is still under investigation. Troopers don't know why he may have been shooting at the fishermen, who had been sportfishing on the Tanana River.
    Troopers also didn't say whether the fisherman, a 42-year-old tourist from Arizona, would be charged in the shooting.
    A law passed recently by the Alaska Legislature allows a person to use deadly force in self defense outside the home, but the law doesn't go into effect until mid-September.
    "There will certainly be an investigation into whether it was defense of self and defense of a trooper," Anderson said.

    Hopfully no charges will be filed against him sounds legit to me.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Classic story of guns correcting their own problem ;)
     
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    I hate how they call the dead guy the "victim" :mad:
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Okay by me as long as the didnt call the fisherman the killer or criminal
     
  5. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    only thing hes a victim of is his own stupidity
     
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    That's going to be a tough one - It sounds like there are no witnesses.
     
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    Wasn't the Trooper the witness?
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    I was thinking the same thing. PLus wasnt there another man in the boat too? The gun alone coulda been proof also, maybe
     
  9. Ford4Life

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    Should be. If they press charges, good luck with that. Trying to convince a jury that a guy who just saved a cops life is guilty of murder doesn't sound like an easy task to me.
     
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    :werd: I'd have a hard time saying anything bad about a guy who killed the man who was probably going to kill me.
     
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    I dunno. that article looks really vague to me. No account from the LEO.

    But yeah, if it went down like the article says, guy got what he deserved.
     
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    Sounds like the name of a gay bar or something.
     

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