Anyone see the new 'sniper' story today?


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cobrian45
January 22, 2008, 09:49 PM
http://www.ketv.com/news/15111995/detail.html

First off, it's the classic "high powered rifle" deal. In the preliminary report, it turns out to be a .243 reported as a Winchester 670A. And then there's this: "Considered a pure sportsman's rifle by some, it is a bolt-operated rifle that takes some time to reload." Like because it's not an "assault rifle", it's practically a muzzle loader. I'm glad they haven't seen someone like me working a bolt or they'd be wanting them banned as well.

I've seen secondary reporting focusing on the fact that he was also a "deer hunter". Be prepared for the reporting fall-out on this one.

There is more than I posted here regarding the victim. I just posted the story. You can check the link for the full story.

OMAHA, Neb. -- Police on Tuesday formally charged a 19-year-old man who they believe fired a high-powered rifle at a drive-through restaurant customer from at least 100 yards away. Kyle Bormann, 19, was charged by Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine in the death of Brittany Williams, 21.

Late Tuesday, Bormann's family responded to a request for comment from KETV NewsWatch 7. "On behalf of the entire Bormann family, we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Brittany Williams," an e-mail to the station said. "We do not understand why this happened, as we are still trying to figure it out for ourselves. We would also like to extend our sincerest apologies and regrets. We understand that there are absolutely no words that can change what happened in this tragic event and would like Brittany's family to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers every hour of every day."

Williams, 21, was shot to death at about 8:40 p.m. Sunday as she sat at the Florence Kentucky Fried Chicken and Long John Silvers near 30th Street and Craig Avenue. Investigators said they believe Bormann used a high-powered rifle, and Williams was a random target.

Kleine said the possibility that this was a hate crime is still being considered by investigators.

"We'll see where that leads, as far as motivation -- what motive he had," the prosecutor said.

Police said Bormann was 100 to 200 yards away from Williams' car northwest of the restaurant on 30th Street when he fired the gun.

Kleine said Bormann used something like a Winchester model 670a with a .243 cartridge. Considered a pure sportsman's rifle by some, it is a bolt-operated rifle that takes some time to reload.

Kleine said the gun had a scope, and that the weapon belongs to Bormann.

"Apparently he had some history of hunting -- lived in South Dakota. That's where he was from, and was a hunter," Kleine said.

When he was arrested on Sunday night, police said they found Bormann dressed as a hunter.

"He was dressed in camouflage gear, camouflage jacket, camouflage pants," Kleine said.

Kleine said he will ask a judge on Wednesday to assign no bond for Bormann.

South Dakota Criminal Records Show History

South Dakota criminal records show that Bormann has been charged with crimes in at least three counties. The charges range from traffic violations to drug possession -- a charge that was later reduced.

Bormann was sentenced in Brookings County in July after he pleaded guilty to ingesting intoxicants. Brookings police said an officer saw Bormann acting suspiciously near a motel, and when the officer tried to find out what he was doing, Bormann took off running.

"The officer was able to locate him again and through his investigation, there was the smell of alcohol, as well as marijuana," Lt. Jeff Miller of the Brookings Police Department told television station KSFY.

Police said an ingesting charge is most common when a suspect is under the influence, but the officer doesn't find the person carrying a substance.

One of the conditions of Bormann's sentencing was that he had to stay out of trouble with the law until next July, records show.

Police: Bormann Drove Through Crime Tape

Bormann quickly drew attention to himself after Sunday's shooting. While officers were conducting their crime scene investigation, a white 1996 Chrysler Sebring drove through the crime-scene tape, police said. Officers at the scene said they attempted to stop the Sebring, but the driver -- police said it was Bormann -- refused to stop.

The vehicle eventually did stop in the area of 29th and Bondesson streets, where Bormann exited the vehicle and fled on foot, police said. After a short foot chase, Bormann was apprehended, police said. Officers said they saw him throw down a high-powered rifle, police said.

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HK G3
January 22, 2008, 09:59 PM
I think someone beat you to this story: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=333136

Tragic situation though. I can't imagine losing a family member or friend in such a random, senseless act.

JohnBT
January 22, 2008, 10:00 PM
I read it at lunch today expecting an article about a sniper. Wrong.

I particularly liked the part about "Considered a pure sportsman's rifle by some", although the Blue Book simply says "another economy version of the Model 70." I suppose that makes it a sportman's rifle, but pure?

Oh, and the part about "a bolt-operated rifle that takes some time to reload." Maybe if you're working the bolt with your teeth.

Sad event all the way around.

John

John4me05
January 22, 2008, 10:01 PM
Kleine said Bormann used something like a Winchester model 670a with a .243 cartridge. Considered a pure sportsman's rifle by some, it is a bolt-operated rifle that takes some time to reload.


Hmmmmm
SOMETHING LIKE... Either it was or it wasnt..

Bolt operated and takes some time to reload??????
Geez.... If the dude shot her 7-10 times i could see the use for a statement like the latter but how many times was she hit...

Yes tragic

DnPRK
January 22, 2008, 10:02 PM
Karma will catch up with that kid in prison.

cobrian45
January 22, 2008, 10:05 PM
Darn, there must have been a lot of threads posted. I figured it would be pretty close to the top as recent as it had been. Oh, well. Close if you must, oh Moderators in the sky.

:evil:

Kind of Blued
January 22, 2008, 10:34 PM
He saw a cop when he was drunk and stoned and ran. So he got an ingesting narcotics charge. All he had to do was stay out of trouble, then he goes and "hunts" innocent people? That's ridiculous. How stupid do you have to be?

mondocomputerman
January 23, 2008, 12:16 AM
"a bolt-operated rifle that takes some time to reload." Are they thinking it is a muzzle loader?

I just saw that article online and was wondering if anyone on here had the same thought that I did.

everallm
January 23, 2008, 11:44 AM
Use this as an example to our hunting bretheren when they go into the "2A is about hunting not EBR's. This AWB and stuff'll never affect ME"

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