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Off Duty LEO Saves Himself--Video

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by javacodeman, Oct 16, 2007.

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  1. javacodeman

    javacodeman Member

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    http://www.wcbd.com/midatlantic/cbd/news.apx.-content-articles-CBD-2007-10-15-0002.html

    Omar Brown shootout tape

    Monday, Oct 15, 2007 - 05:19 AM Updated: 06:30 PM


     
  2. JamisJockey

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    Did I see it wrong, or did he discharge one of his last rounds into the ground?

    Also, I notice him ducking at least once. Not something you do if you're not being shot at.....
     
  3. outofbattery

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    Sounds like he might've discharged one of em into his thigh ?
     
  4. FieroCDSP

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    Maybe my limited analysis practice of shoot-outs is the problem, but it didn't look like he was extremely worried about getting to cover. Yes, I think he did put one in the ground. He also swept the cashier's location. Understandable under stress, but given that he put a round in the ground at his feet a second earlier, I wouldn't have wanted to be that cashier.
     
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    That's what I was thinking. The report said that he was wounded, as did the initial reports I heard on the radio this AM. However, after seeing the video, I saw no difinitive proof that
    1) the assailant was armed
    2) the assailant shot him
    However, it doesn't disprove either. And his ducking sure makes it look like he was being shot at.
    The radio reports also said a gun was found with or on the the assailant. No mention in the article, though, just of two caliber casings on the scene.

    It smells good....barely....but I'd love to see more information come out.
     
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    How many times, if at all, was Rivers shot? That was some horrible handling of a weapon by "Officer" Brown.
     
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    What was the result with the assailant? Was he hit?
     
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    From the reports, the assailant was hit. I'm not sure if Brown was hit by the assailant or himself. It does seem pretty erratic in the video.

    If you watch the video to the end, the assailant comes back from the car with (at least seemingly but not convincingly) a handgun in his right hand, hidden behind his hip.

    It does look as though Brown put a round either into his own car or into the ground.

    java
     
  9. Working Man

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    Thats what I saw too.


    I do like the
    That is thinking in the right direction.
     
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    I would be interested in the conversation that took place at the counter. I would also be interested in knowing how Brown knew that Rivers had a gun behind his back. If Rivers is coming up from that angle, I would think it would be dificult for Brown to see the gun from the rear view or side mirrors. I think Rivers had the gun and must have escalated the conversation as he was walking up to Brown's vehicle giving Brown notification or indicated that he was armed.
     
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    Well, at least gas is cheaper there in S. Carolina than it is here in KS.
     
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    God Bless South Carolina!

    F***ing thug got more than he bargained for after a little shoulder bump at the front counter.

    Good shoot Mr. Brown! Maybe he's the one to clean up Charleston!
     
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    That punk almost got the jump on Brown.

    Too bad Brown didn't unload one in punk's face on the first shot.
     
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    The article says that the BG had a gun and they are running ballistic tests.
    So, it was justifiable. The thug walked up to his car after retrieving a gun. No need to wait and see if he's actually going to shoot you with it before you take action.
     
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    IF you are in law enforcement, stram.

    If Brown had no badge, then the chance of him being prosecuted would increase.
     
  16. W.E.G.

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    Wow.

    The "El Cheapo" gas station.

    mucho gusto el spanglish de gasolinera y pistolas
     
  17. MinnMooney

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    Don't judge based on tiny video

    I've watched the video several times and some is pretty straight forward but some is not.
    It looks like Brown shot several rounds (4-6?) and, yes, one does look like it went into the ground just feet in front of him. Brown ducked once and even w/o audio, it looked like he ducked due to another shot being fired.
    They found two different kinds for casings on the ground and they have the BG's gun in custody.
    What we don't really see is what Brown sees as the BG is doing something in his truck with the door open and as he walks toward Brown. Did Brown purposely watch the dude 'cause of something that was said at the store counter? Brown was fairly observant and quick to react by the looks on the video.

    Conclusion (by me) : I'll wait until I hear what the two stories are and what the police say. I'm leaning toward that Brown was justified.
     
  18. 10 Ring Tao

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    This explains the scumbag's mentality:

    http://www.fbi.gov/publications/leb/2007/sept2007/september2007.htm

    So I guess reaching around the scumbag to pick up the stuff he bought was enough disrespect to be killed.

    THIS, ladies and gentlemen, is why we have a "gun crime problem" in this country.

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