Trooper Cleared in Shootout with Suspect

Jun 6, 2008 Read more: WLTX Columbia 11
Prosecutors have decided not to file charges against a Highway Patrol trooper involved in a shootout with a suspect last month. Read more
Time to Pay the Piper

Myrtle Beach, SC

#1 Jun 6, 2008
What do you mean cleared??? What on earth was he even investigated for? This story is absolutely ridiculous. There is nothing the trooper did to bring forth any type of criminal investigation into his response to a subject who was actively attempting to take his life. Has everyone gone completely nuts just because of the "videotapes scandal"? Give me break!
Gibbo

Asheville, NC

#2 Jun 6, 2008
Time to Pay the Piper wrote:
What do you mean cleared??? What on earth was he even investigated for? This story is absolutely ridiculous. There is nothing the trooper did to bring forth any type of criminal investigation into his response to a subject who was actively attempting to take his life. Has everyone gone completely nuts just because of the "videotapes scandal"? Give me break!
I agree now thats scary to think a state trooper is investigated, when someone try to kill him.

“Raising a stink”

Since: Jun 07

North Myrtle Beach, SC

#3 Jun 6, 2008
I'd hate to think that he would be charged after defending himself. Too bad he didn't take out a couple of these scumbags. He deserves a medal, not fear of prosecution.

BWG

“Cogito ergo sum”

Since: May 07

Irmo

#4 Jun 6, 2008
He's lucky to be alive. No doubt he expected an investigation after the shooting, there always is. It comes with the job. Hang in there trooper.

Since: Mar 08

Ridge Spring, SC

#5 Jun 6, 2008
That would be a 10 second investigation to me. He was shot at and hit, he fired back, cleared!

No Brainer!!
Jim Bagwell

Irmo, SC

#6 Jun 6, 2008
Glad to know the trooper is doing well and found innocent.

Where are all the anti trooper critics - I know they are racist.
Randy

United States

#7 Jun 6, 2008
Yes ,the trooper should have killed the littlemotherfuukers.What I want to know is how much the state payed them to drop their lawsuit!!!!
IGOR

United States

#8 Jun 6, 2008
Randy wrote:
Yes ,the trooper should have killed the littlemotherfuukers.What I want to know is how much the state payed them to drop their lawsuit!!!!
Such nasty language! Do you kiss your mother with that mouth?
Taxpayer

Irmo, SC

#9 Jun 6, 2008
It is part of procedure that any LE involved in a shooting be reviewed. The totality of circumstances will be scrutinized. In this case, the Trooper had nothing to worry about. Those little thugs were lucky they were not shot after trying to kill the Trooper. In fact, many LE agencies will require a report for just pulling out their duty weapon without ever firing a shot. More reports, more investigations. It is a tough job.
omg

Cayce, SC

#10 Jun 6, 2008
Roll on trooper,GOOD JOB!
Josh

Columbia, SC

#11 Jun 7, 2008
Time to Pay the Piper wrote:
What do you mean cleared??? What on earth was he even investigated for? This story is absolutely ridiculous. There is nothing the trooper did to bring forth any type of criminal investigation into his response to a subject who was actively attempting to take his life. Has everyone gone completely nuts just because of the "videotapes scandal"? Give me break!
agreed. why even post this story?

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