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New York Police Search for Gunman Who Shot 2 N.Y. State Troopers, One Fatally

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jobu07, Apr 25, 2007.

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  1. jobu07

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    No word on weapons used by the shooter yet. I'm sure this, along with all the other incidents occurring very recently, will be used as ammunition for additional gun legislation. I know a .50 ban is being debated on the floor of the state legislature in NY today amongst other things.

     
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    What the...?
     
  3. dhoomonyou

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    BUT NY is a GUN FREE ZONE, how did this happen?
     
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    Do not confuse the politics of New York City (and its mayor) with the rest of the state.

    Margarteville is a good 2 to 3 hours drive north of NYC.
     
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    My condolences to the families of both troopers. I hope they burn the bastid. On the other hand: Holy crap, who voted Spitzer into office? Since when? I didn't think that moron could get enough votes to be put on a legitimate ballot. Someone a lot smarter than me once said "beware of stupid people in large groups". Sheesh:barf: Joe
     
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    I'm about half an hour away from this, and my girlfriends parents are just up the hill from the first shooting apparently.
    We had a real fun time trying to reach them this morning, they wouldnt pick up the phone or anything. Turns out they decided to head out past Elmira to visit granny last night.


    From the Times Union:

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    Dead Trooper:
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    Wow... I guess is one instance where it could be considered unhealthy to be Trim.
     
  8. jobu07

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    Rest in Peace Trooper.
     
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    My bad, updated the pic in my post.

    So they threw a smoke bomb in to that house to flush him out and burned it down... sounds like a play out of the Waco handbook.

    Did anyone say what the reason he might have had for shooting the first officer was? Stolen vehicle? Drugs? or did reason have nothing to do with it?


    Edited to add: according to the front page, they found a body in the house, as of yet unidentified.
     
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    From what I saw on TV, he was driving a stolen vehicle and got pulled over. That's when he shot the first trooper, whose vest saved him. Then he took off. When they were searching for him, they entered that house--not sure if they tracked him, chased him, or it was just an area search. Anyway, he was in there, and that's when he shot the other two. There was a long standoff, and then they shot the smokebombs of whatever they were.
     
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    Just checked the update again:

    " The body was in a second-floor doorway, holding a rifle, said Preston Felton, acting superintendent of the New York State Police, at a news conference tonight. Police would not confirm the body is that of fugitive Travis D. Trim, 23, and told the Associated Press it could take a day or two to make an identification."

    Pretty good odds that it's him.

    I wonder if he had the rifle already or found it in the house. One report said the house was a weekend place for some hunters from out of the area, and there were guns and ammunition stored there.

    OK--now from another report, it says the house had burglar alarms, and the troopers were responding to a tripped alarm when the second shooting happened. They must have been pretty sure it was him that tripped the alarm, because I think those two troopers were part of a SWAT unit.
     
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