GUN Man arrested after shooting cops durring no knock raid

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=6a6f7e22-1f49-443d-812e-cbde33535e6e&k=77394

    Man held in cop shooting 'feared for his family'
    Suspect mistook officers with battering ram for thieves, lawyer says

    SUE MONTGOMERY, The Gazette
    Published: Tuesday, March 06, 2007

    Basile Parasiris, his wife and two children awoke in a panic as police used a battering ram to break into their Brossard home and then started firing their guns inside during Friday's pre-dawn raid, his lawyer said yesterday.

    Lawyer Frank Pappas said his client was trying to defend himself and his family when he grabbed a loaded gun and shot Laval Constable Daniel Tessier - whom Parasiris mistook for a crazed thief.

    "If he would've believed it was the police, do you think he would have taken them on?" Pappas said in an interview. "They have more firepower than him."

    Parasiris, 41, appeared briefly in Quebec Court in Longueuil yesterday, dressed in a white

    T-shirt and dark pants, as tearful family members waved and blew him kisses from the courtroom audience.

    Parasiris was arraigned on four counts: first-degree murder in the death of Tessier; attempted murder in the shooting of his partner, Constable Stephane Forbes; firing a gun with the intent to wound Forbes; and endangering Forbes's life.

    Parasiris did not enter a formal plea on the charges.

    The case was put off until April 16, when a date is to be set for a preliminary hearing.

    Pappas is considering applying for bail, but would have to make a special request to Superior Court, which automatically deals with first-degree murder charges.

    Parasiris's brother, Nick, said the family is sorry for the death of Tessier, a father of two adolescent girls - but maintained his brother had no idea it was police in his house.

    The raid at the Rimouski Cres. home was one of eight that Laval police carried out Friday in Laval and Brossard, following a nine-month investigation of an alleged cocaine and crack trafficking gang based in Laval's Chomedey district.

    The seven Laval raids resulted in six arrests and no injuries.

    Forbes, 46, was one of at least 13 other officers involved and is recovering in a hospital from a bullet wound to his arm.

    According to Pappas, police didn't find anything in the Parasiris home.

    "There was no body, no drugs, no large quantities of firearms," he said. "They may have found one or two pills of Viagra that he didn't have a prescription for.


    "This guy's no terrorist."

    Police should have known that Parasiris kept a registered gun, Pappas said - although he admitted that it was illegal to keep it loaded.

    "Absolutely, he should pay for that," Pappas said. "But my client acted responsibly and is absolutely innocent (of first-degree murder)."

    While Parasiris was being arraigned, his wife, Penny Panagiota Gounis, was being questioned by police in a hospital, where she is recovering from bullet wounds.

    In February, she was an organizer of a fundraising spaghetti dinner at her husband's virtual golf course in Dorval, Golf-O-Max, to raise money for more than 30 people left homeless by a five-alarm blaze at a building on nearby Lepage Ave.

    Their 15-year-old son sat in the courtroom yesterday, refusing to look at his father in the prisoner's box. According to Pappas, the son called 911 after the police barged into the family home and bullets started flying.

    "Do you think that if they knew they were police officers, they'd call 911?" Pappas said.

    The couple's 6-year-old daughter and her brother are being cared for by relatives.

    The defence lawyer said he is convinced his client didn't know he was shooting a police officer; otherwise he never would have agreed to take on the case.

    "If it had been some gratuitous shooting, where some gang member or someone walked up to a cop and just shot him, I would never defend him," Pappas said, adding he gets along well with all police forces.

    "I believe this guy feared for his life and his family, and that's why he did what he did."

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    fucking no-knocks. :squint:
     
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    That really sucks for the guy, especially since it happened in Canada. Do they have something similar to our search warrants there?
     
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    if it was the US, the guy never would have survived...
     
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    Well they apparently shot his wife so it would be more like an FBI/ATF raid in the US..
     
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    I knew the no knock was going to end in this at some point, honestly if someone did a no knock raid on your house, especially if it woke you from a deep sleep, what would you do?
     
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    True, but if you have 5 guys yelling police, you should have a good idea what is going on :hsugh:

    But yeah, i hate no knocks for this reason
     
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    damn. How the hell can they charge him for murder one? Last time I checked, that required premediation :o
     
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    There have been several instances of gangs of thieves breaking into house wearing SWAT style gear, if you've done nothing to warrent a raid and it happens are you going to think its the cops or thieves? Been home invasions in my area non posed as police as far as I know but someone kicks in my door while im sleeping I'm grabbing my SAR1.
     
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    yah, if someone broke into my place, they would get either a bunch of 55gr 5.56 in them, or a rounds of 7.62x54R :o
     
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    Seeing as where I work I'd start asking for names ;) .
     
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    It could be because he had the gun loaded when it's illegal to keep it that way. Of course, who knows how it works in Canada.
     
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    That sucks. No knocking is not cool! :o And, how can they charge him with first degree murder if it wasn't premeditated?

    The most it should be is 2nd degree murder or manslaughter. But, for a no known break-in any US lawyer should get those charges dropped. Especially if they didn't identify themselves as Police officers.
     
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    Amazingly enough just because people yell police, it doesn't mean they're the police.

    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=3087017
     
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    Cause only the police can yell "police":hsugh:
     
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    While I have never seen the news articles about it, I have heard people talk about where home invasions were done while yelling police. While it could be just an urban myth its not beyond the realm of possible.

    Plus when lots of people wake up they are pretty groggy, if i wake up to break doors and glass and strange people yelling (especially if I really don't know what they are yelling) its not the greatest situation to be it for any parties involved.

    I just hope th gun grabbers don't take this to mean we need to completely ban guns so that no knock raids are safe.
     
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    I'd probably kill sombody, but here I don't think the cops would stop shooting back till they ran out of bullets.
     
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    I would think the cops would know a little about you if they were sending swat into your house. You know if someone has a concealed weapons permit or regular purchases on a credit card for ammunition.
     
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    IMO, getting shot after hitting the wrong house has got to be an accepted risk of doing a no-knock. Cops don't hit the wrong house as much as the tinfoil crew claims, but it does happen.
     
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    Is his house on fire?

    If yes, then it could be an ATF raid.
    If no, then its not ATF.
     
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    Most likely because it was a cop he killed. IDK about Canada but here if you kill certain people (police, children under a certain age, etc.) or commit a murder while committing another felony you can be charged with capital (1st degree) murder.
     

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