Woman in Carlsbad police shooting dies

Nov 4, 2007 Full story: North County Times 30

Esther Elizabeth Evans, 22, was pronounced dead Saturday night at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, hospital spokeswoman Julie Lee said. via North County Times

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Ronnieboi

United States

#1 Nov 5, 2007
I will pray for your family Esther E Evans. It ain't right.... Shame on him for disregarding your life. God Bless your family.
catherine

Reseda, CA

#2 Nov 10, 2007
Public Outcry Required
I was on my way home from a wonderful meeting with our new Communiversity Magazine editor exiting northbound on the Tamarack exit when I drove up on and encountered a very disturbing tragedy.
A 22-year-old mother of two young children, had just been shot in the head by police officers who were pursuing the car she was riding in. She was air lifted to Scripts Hospital where she died later. There were bullet holes in the passenger side of the car she had been riding in. As far as anyone knows she may have been the drivers hostage
The driver of the car Esther Evens was shot in, Brian Olsen, was apparently attempting to escape from the police who were trying to arrest him for a parole violation.
Brian Olsen jumped in Estherís small car and drove away after he exited the house he was being pursued from, and we are also told that he rammed two police cars as he left but that no officer was ever actually injured.
We are also told, the suspect, had never been arrested for a violent crime.
Perhaps the public should be concerned as to what kind of dangers are created to life and liberty if we are to allow officers of the law who should be in the business of apprehending and confining, suspects, to suddenly become judge jury and executioner, in the heat of the chase.

No matter how you look at it there is a high risk involved in assuming the job of becoming a police officer, but unless they are being actively threatened with a weapon, gunning people down who are trying to evade arrest, just should not be an option..

Since the police cars were rammed much earlier, and no officers were injured, no officerís life was being threatened when this young mother was so brutally killed.

It is my understanding that there is high tech equipment available like helicopters, and specially trained swat teams, for apprehending even dangerous felons while protecting public safety.
The public needs to seriously consider this case and take a very hard look at why these officers believed they had the option to shoot these two people for failing to stop their car.
Is failing to obey a command to stop your car by a police officer, now punishable by public execution? A state where police can punish people by killing them in the street , and explain their justification for it later is called a Police State, and only a short step away from the gestapo tactics used in Nazi Germany. In England and other countries where police do not carry guns fewer offices are actually killed on the job.
ktmmax

United States

#3 Nov 12, 2007
catherine wrote:
Public Outcry Required
I was on my way home from a wonderful meeting with our new Communiversity Magazine editor exiting northbound on the Tamarack exit when I drove up on and encountered a very disturbing tragedy.
A 22-year-old mother of two young children, had just been shot in the head by police officers who were pursuing the car she was riding in. She was air lifted to Scripts Hospital where she died later. There were bullet holes in the passenger side of the car she had been riding in. As far as anyone knows she may have been the drivers hostage
The driver of the car Esther Evens was shot in, Brian Olsen, was apparently attempting to escape from the police who were trying to arrest him for a parole violation.
Brian Olsen jumped in Estherís small car and drove away after he exited the house he was being pursued from, and we are also told that he rammed two police cars as he left but that no officer was ever actually injured.
We are also told, the suspect, had never been arrested for a violent crime.
Perhaps the public should be concerned as to what kind of dangers are created to life and liberty if we are to allow officers of the law who should be in the business of apprehending and confining, suspects, to suddenly become judge jury and executioner, in the heat of the chase.
No matter how you look at it there is a high risk involved in assuming the job of becoming a police officer, but unless they are being actively threatened with a weapon, gunning people down who are trying to evade arrest, just should not be an option..
Since the police cars were rammed much earlier, and no officers were injured, no officerís life was being threatened when this young mother was so brutally killed.
It is my understanding that there is high tech equipment available like helicopters, and specially trained swat teams, for apprehending even dangerous felons while protecting public safety.
The public needs to seriously consider this case and take a very hard look at why these officers believed they had the option to shoot these two people for failing to stop their car.
Is failing to obey a command to stop your car by a police officer, now punishable by public execution? A state where police can punish people by killing them in the street , and explain their justification for it later is called a Police State, and only a short step away from the gestapo tactics used in Nazi Germany. In England and other countries where police do not carry guns fewer offices are actually killed on the job.
The suspect was the womans boyfriend. They both had recently been released from jail.
wiggs

San Clemente, CA

#4 Nov 13, 2007
i knew both of them very well ,she was a a wonderfull girl.im going to pray for my friend brian,i know he is one of the nicest guys ive ever met.
rude awakening

Santa Ana, CA

#5 Dec 6, 2007
gang member; refusing to stop; ramming two police vehicles; attempting to ram another (three counts of assault with a deadly weapon); felon on the run; no regard for the safety of others = justified deadly force by officers. Here's an idea, when a police officer tells you to stop, how about stopping. If you're not doing anything wrong, you've got nothing to worry about...do you!
ORANGE COUNTY

Santa Ana, CA

#6 Dec 6, 2007
Here's an idea. When an officer tries to pull you over or someone else, DON'T RUN! STOP! What do these idiots expect. When you don't stop, you are just telling the police, you have done something wrong and you are going to get caught, either at the scene or at a later time. This is not rocket science. Maybe, eventually, people will realize that they will get caught one way or the other and maybe they will realize they can not run forever. When you put a police officer in that position, two things are going to happen. ONE: you are going to stop or run. TWO: He/She is going to protect themselves from someone who is stupid enough to run into a patrol car, THINK ABOUT IT!
Kozzmo

AOL

#7 Dec 9, 2007
what was the cops name ?
noname

Ontario, CA

#8 Dec 14, 2007
I'm sorry, not that she deserved to die, but she has been nothing but a miserable person. Has 2 (maybe 3)kids, hasn't seen the oldest in 2 years, has the youngest taken from her. Has caused much heartache and pain for other people. She would have never changed and probably ruined other peoples lives
wiggs wrote:
i knew both of them very well ,she was a a wonderfull girl.im going to pray for my friend brian,i know he is one of the nicest guys ive ever met.
22BIRD22

Studio City, CA

#9 Dec 17, 2007
wiggs wrote:
i knew both of them very well ,she was a a wonderfull girl.im going to pray for my friend brian,i know he is one of the nicest guys ive ever met.
Did you really know them? Have you talked to brian or Esther's sis? if you have let me know..Please
Casual Observer

Santa Ana, CA

#10 Dec 17, 2007
catherine wrote:
Public Outcry Required
I was on my way home from a wonderful meeting with our new Communiversity Magazine editor exiting northbound on the Tamarack exit when I drove up on and encountered a very disturbing tragedy.
A 22-year-old mother of two young children, had just been shot in the head by police officers who were pursuing the car she was riding in. She was air lifted to Scripts Hospital where she died later. There were bullet holes in the passenger side of the car she had been riding in. As far as anyone knows she may have been the drivers hostage
The driver of the car Esther Evens was shot in, Brian Olsen, was apparently attempting to escape from the police who were trying to arrest him for a parole violation.
Brian Olsen jumped in Estherís small car and drove away after he exited the house he was being pursued from, and we are also told that he rammed two police cars as he left but that no officer was ever actually injured.
We are also told, the suspect, had never been arrested for a violent crime.
Perhaps the public should be concerned as to what kind of dangers are created to life and liberty if we are to allow officers of the law who should be in the business of apprehending and confining, suspects, to suddenly become judge jury and executioner, in the heat of the chase.
No matter how you look at it there is a high risk involved in assuming the job of becoming a police officer, but unless they are being actively threatened with a weapon, gunning people down who are trying to evade arrest, just should not be an option..
Since the police cars were rammed much earlier, and no officers were injured, no officerís life was being threatened when this young mother was so brutally killed.
It is my understanding that there is high tech equipment available like helicopters, and specially trained swat teams, for apprehending even dangerous felons while protecting public safety.
The public needs to seriously consider this case and take a very hard look at why these officers believed they had the option to shoot these two people for failing to stop their car.
Is failing to obey a command to stop your car by a police officer, now punishable by public execution? A state where police can punish people by killing them in the street , and explain their justification for it later is called a Police State, and only a short step away from the gestapo tactics used in Nazi Germany. In England and other countries where police do not carry guns fewer offices are actually killed on the job.
She should have chosen her friends alot better.
Alannah

Fillmore, CA

#11 Dec 23, 2007
noname wrote:
I'm sorry, not that she deserved to die, but she has been nothing but a miserable person. Has 2 (maybe 3)kids, hasn't seen the oldest in 2 years, has the youngest taken from her. Has caused much heartache and pain for other people. She would have never changed and probably ruined other peoples lives
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Funny how no one posts with there real name- I will. Shame on you whoever you are. I knew Esther and have met Brian. Esther made a lot of bad choices- but she did love her children (all 3). No, she couldn't take care of them- but she knew that and gave them better lives with family than she could provide herself. She was not a horible person, she was a good friend. Very inocent and giving. She could have pulled it together and been a great mom someday, but now we'll never know. She was only 22. Pray for her this Christmas and I'll pray for you and your judgemental soul.
Casual Observer

Santa Ana, CA

#12 Dec 26, 2007
oh my god 3 kids at 22? I could understand making 1 mistake haveing a child at a early age, Kids make poor choices, have sex in their teens but 3? Thats totally bizarre. With all the birth control that is aviable to teens these days, why on earth did she get pregnant 3 times? And I hope the father or fathers of these kids is/are paying child support.
eetadik rude awakening

United States

#14 Jan 15, 2008
Casual Observer wrote:
oh my god 3 kids at 22? I could understand making 1 mistake haveing a child at a early age, Kids make poor choices, have sex in their teens but 3? Thats totally bizarre. With all the birth control that is aviable to teens these days, why on earth did she get pregnant 3 times? And I hope the father or fathers of these kids is/are paying child support.
Oh my god! 3 kids. what the f..k does that have to do with anything? sorry for being rude but c'mon.
eetadik rude awakening

United States

#13 Jan 15, 2008
rude awakening wrote:
gang member; refusing to stop; ramming two police vehicles; attempting to ram another (three counts of assault with a deadly weapon); felon on the run; no regard for the safety of others = justified deadly force by officers. Here's an idea, when a police officer tells you to stop, how about stopping. If you're not doing anything wrong, you've got nothing to worry about...do you!
Here's an idea Jackass... Do you really believe what the cops and the media tell you? Ask yourself that. If you do, then you are in for a RUDE AWAKENING. They are f...en liars and expert manipulators of the system. Why? Because 9 times out of 10, they get away with it.(Just look at what's going on with Orange County's "Top Cop" Sheriff Corona, he leads by example and it shows just how the cops operate. Thats why he's going to prison. More like "Top Criminal." And you don't think his "Criminal Leadership By Example" rubbed off on the other kiss-ass-wanting-to-impress-th e-boss cops? We are all being lied to.) You don't shoot an unarmed girl in the head. FYI, the Costa Mesa police didn't shoot her in the head, her PO shot her. And what the fuck are the Costa Mesa P.D. doing in Carlsbad anyway? Hmmmm. Brian and Esther are friends of mine so watch your fucken mouth.
Casual Observer

Santa Ana, CA

#15 Jan 16, 2008
Wonders about that too, they say if you lie with a cat that has fleas you will get fleas too.

Think about it.

Meow
none ya biz

United States

#16 Feb 28, 2008
Casual Observer wrote:
Wonders about that too, they say if you lie with a cat that has fleas you will get fleas too.
Think about it.
Meow
whats everyone so suprised about anyway, like you didnt see this coming
Smells like someone died

Sierra Vista, AZ

#17 Mar 20, 2008
Well bye!
Sorry i have noremorse for a scum bag that has gangbangers as friend.
Opps should of had better friends.
hey now the children have a chance of not being raised by a scum bag
dont trip

Los Angeles, CA

#18 Apr 25, 2008
What you all may fail to realize, is that yes it is a sad event. esthter was an amazing person. but one of the things that made her as amzing as she was, is the amount of speed she was able to inject into her body, and the amount of money she was able to steal. i knew her. she never did anything wrong to me. nor my family. in fact my family was close to her. but she was by no means an innocent in this. olie screwed up. and no she shouldnt have ended up dead for it. the cops were either horrible shots or they were aiming for esther. she was well known by MANY police departments over all of southern california. she did many crimes, and olie is now also serving major time for all that he did in this incident. He was high on speed at the time of the arrest, and esther did not have to be in the car. but she chose to be with olie, she chose to love him...i miss her very much, and i feel horrible for her children, but her time was coming whether it be from this or from over dose, or screwing over the wrong person. get all of the facts before judging. the cops fucked up in this one, and so did olie, but maybe if she had made better life's choices she would never have been in the situation...

RIP ESTHER!!! WE ALL MISS YOU!!!
Skin Job

Santa Ana, CA

#19 Apr 25, 2008
I used to know a Woman by the name of Esther Evans, haven't seen her for a very long time wonder if this is the same one if so, she ran with a very bad crowd.
Pretty Pistol

Montebello, CA

#20 Apr 29, 2008
esther and olle were both willing participants in this awful event. esther is far from innocent and she made her choices. Like "dont trip" said if it wouldnt have been this way it would of been another tragedy. I knew olle and esther both for a long time. My heart goes out to olle i cant wait to have you back with us. You are the bomb Ole ~ A TALL GLASS OF WATER!!!

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