Escondido police kill man with baby a...

Escondido police kill man with baby at chest

There are 10 comments on the San Diego Union-Tribune story from Feb 10, 2006, titled Escondido police kill man with baby at chest. In it, San Diego Union-Tribune reports that:

ESCONDIDO ... The man shot by Escondido police officers after a six-hour standoff Thursday night was identified Friday by the county Medical Examiner's Office as Michael Wellman, 35, of Escondido.

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GOD

San Clemente, CA

#1 Feb 16, 2006
Mike was not a big guy, nor was he muscular. I would like to see the security video from 7-11, showing Mike overtake two grown men with a baby strapped to his chest. I have know Mike for his entire life, and I know Mike did not like guns, and as far as I know, NEVER had a gun. As for his daughter, she was the one thing in his life that he was proud of. Mike needed help with his mental problems, not to be shot in the back. The man that shot mike had no idea about the person he was about to shoot in the back. Mike would NEVER hurt the child. The killers could have shot him in the hand, the leg , shot the knife out of his hand, or something. But, I guess shooting someone in the back of the head is easier. I sure hope the KILLER of Mike Wellman can explain this one to the GOD.

Rest In Peace Michael.
Devil

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Feb 18, 2006
If you play with matches your gonna get burned! Serves him right for robbing someone.
Saint Mike

Milton, MA

#3 Mar 7, 2006
"Mike was not a big guy," thats correct, he had 6 hours to do the right thing, to be the bigger guy, but he didn't, he failed to do so. In reading the post that speaks about shooting him in the leg or shooting the knife out of his hand... that just doesn't work. Intentionaly shooting him in the leg is cruel according to law, and shooting him in the head ended any chance of him still having motor function to use the knife against someone. A person with a knife can travle 27 feet before an officer can draw a gun and shoot him... seems to me all is well here, and I'm sure that the person who ended this with a well aimed shot sleeps fine at night and has all the answers he needs, if not, my above statements should work.

Out
Cris

Ladera Ranch, CA

#4 Mar 10, 2006
GOD wrote:
Mike was not a big guy, nor was he muscular. I would like to see the security video from 7-11, showing Mike overtake two grown men with a baby strapped to his chest. I have know Mike for his entire life, and I know Mike did not like guns, and as far as I know, NEVER had a gun. As for his daughter, she was the one thing in his life that he was proud of. Mike needed help with his mental problems, not to be shot in the back. The man that shot mike had no idea about the person he was about to shoot in the back. Mike would NEVER hurt the child. The killers could have shot him in the hand, the leg , shot the knife out of his hand, or something. But, I guess shooting someone in the back of the head is easier. I sure hope the KILLER of Mike Wellman can explain this one to the GOD.

Rest In Peace Michael.
Hey nice view of life!!! My Aunt and Uncle were the owners of the house and maybe you were not around in the last months of his life but guess what he did have home made bombs and other dangerous chemicals that are highly explosive. Now when you want to hear the story first hand ask the people that he had threatened in my aunts house. You need to see the truth of what happened in that house from the death threats on my family to the cursing he did at my Aunt and my Aunts daughters. When you make comments about the killers of Mike you are making a stupid statement in my opinion, he had a Knife and was throwing home made bombs at the police now that was the stupid. These men that had to take a life do not just walk away from the scene and forget about what happened it stays with them until the day that they do die and at that point he will have to answer to god not because he was a bad man but because he had to do his job and in his job he had to make decisions that have been against one of the ten commandments. So please save the god talk and no one in this world can put judgment onto anybody but God. Figure out the truth before you make comments!!!!!!!!!!
Sad to hear

San Marcos, CA

#5 May 27, 2006
I worked with Mike several years ago at the Wild Animal Park. I knew him to have some mental health issues, however, never violent at work. He often victimized his situation at work by his inability to be promoted. He ended up leaving the Park after realizing his opportunities were slim and came back to visit a few times. Something had changed in him once he left, he'd come back to visit angry and resentful. I remember him cutting his long hair in hopes that would get him out of his current job and into a better one, once that didn't do the trick, he drastically changed. I worried about him knowing his mental health was fragile. I liked him and my heart aches for his daughter and his fiance now that he's gone and died so dramatically. In my humble opinion, he was one of those lost souls who never really found happiness in life and now his life is over. He is not to blame for his mental health any more than anyone suffering from a physical illness. To those he antagonized and threatened there are no answers and now this chapter in your lives is closed as well. It's one of life's unfortunate tragedies. Only God knows the reasons why.
To God

Santee, CA

#6 Apr 13, 2007
Nice you call yourself "God", because your logic is flawed, unlike God's. A Criminal adult, who just robbed someone with no help of rehab threatenting a child (his own) and attacking police? Sounds like he made his choice in life and deserved what he got. I thank the true God that the police left unscathed and the idiot went to to judged by his maker.
wow

Santee, CA

#7 May 21, 2007
That dude deserved it. good riddance.
NO WAY

Santee, CA

#8 Dec 13, 2007
Mental health issues are NOT an excuse to rob, steal, rape, kill, etc. He made a choice, and a bad one. his choice caused his death. I hope his "fiancee" isnt of the same mindset. God help that baby...I hope it gets a good foster home, Its parents are yet another example of people who SHOULD NOT be breeding.
i dont give a shit

United States

#9 Apr 3, 2008
fool these fake ass cops.do what ever these fools want and think they can get away with it.crooked cops do the right thing for once.!!!!!
The right thing

Santee, CA

#10 Jul 29, 2008
To "I dont give a shit:"
You sound like a typical street gang thug. Maybe its time YOU do the right thing for once, homie.

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