DA: Police shooting justified in heis...

DA: Police shooting justified in heist involving Billerica woman

There are 16 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Dec 23, 2010, titled DA: Police shooting justified in heist involving Billerica woman. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Fitchburg police officers were justified in the Oct. 13 shooting that killed a Gardner woman who was allegedly involved in a robbery with a Billerica woman, according to Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr.

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Hash browns

Lowell, MA

#1 Dec 23, 2010
Headline: DA: Police shooting justified in heist involving Billerica woman

Actual truth: Fitchburg police officers were justified in the Oct. 13 shooting that killed a Gardner woman

I guess having a local community listed as the headline grabber is better than one that is not so close.

Sensationlism is the only tool this rag has to sell papers. That is pathetic.
Bob

Weare, NH

#2 Dec 23, 2010
get a grip hashy
jim

Andover, MA

#3 Dec 23, 2010
is this jay oconnors girl////the the oconnor family, that ownes an excavating co. in billerica, jay and his brother??????????
Really

Lowell, MA

#4 Dec 23, 2010
Police should be able to box cars in rather than play cowboy.
Police investigated and found other police not culpable with 4 shots. If they were shooting they had to be OUTSIDE the police car when they shot which means they could haveshot the tires out unless the women had guns which is not mentioned.
Another cop murder goes unpunished.Ever come across one where they were found to be at fault?
maddog Pelham NH

Windham, NH

#5 Dec 23, 2010
Nice job by the cops , took another criminal of the streets. They continue to protect the public by risking there lives.
Umm ya

Arlington, MA

#6 Dec 23, 2010
Of course it is justified...the good old boy network..AKA liberal Born and Bred Dopes stick together.
Interesting

Weston, MA

#7 Dec 23, 2010
Really wrote:
Police should be able to box cars in rather than play cowboy.
Police investigated and found other police not culpable with 4 shots. If they were shooting they had to be OUTSIDE the police car when they shot which means they could haveshot the tires out unless the women had guns which is not mentioned.
Another cop murder goes unpunished.Ever come across one where they were found to be at fault?
Hello she was using her car as weapon, if I'm not mistaken there was a previous story that states the car was shot at she kept going and begin to drive towards the police cruiser(s) She put the officers and innocent people in danger by the choice she made. Stop watching movies they don't aim to shoot tires out. Had she not decided to aim her car at police cruisers when she was repeatedly told to stop, not to mention the multi town chase. Officers are trained shoot to kill. Don't make terrible choices and your life wont be on the line.
Observer

Gardner, MA

#8 Dec 23, 2010
Really wrote:
Police should be able to box cars in rather than play cowboy.
Police investigated and found other police not culpable with 4 shots. If they were shooting they had to be OUTSIDE the police car when they shot which means they could haveshot the tires out unless the women had guns which is not mentioned.
Another cop murder goes unpunished.Ever come across one where they were found to be at fault?
It's great that idiots like you identify themselves in forums. It would be great if you could wear a sign around your neck or on your clothing so that poeple would know that you're too dumb to speak to.

Police don't shoot tires out. You watch too much TV or believe what you see in badly made movies. Her car was a weapon and she was dealt with appropriately. And before you decide to type another stupid response, the police do not shoot to wound either. A gun serves one purpose, to kill. That's how it was used in this instance and the FPD members involved all deserve awards, bonuses, and raises. Congrats FPD. Thank you for taking a loser off the streets.
Small Business

Lowell, MA

#9 Dec 23, 2010
jim wrote:
is this jay oconnors girl////the the oconnor family, that ownes an excavating co. in billerica, jay and his brother??????????
Yes
Resident

Tewksbury, MA

#10 Dec 23, 2010
Hey Dummy (Really)....I hope someone runs over you or some one you care about because the cops tried to Shoot out their tires...Get REAL!

On a side note,(Observer) Police don't shoot to kill, they shoot to stop. Stop the suspect from doing what ever they are doing to prompt the use of deadly force. I do agree with the rest of your post...
wow

Westminster, MA

#11 Dec 23, 2010
then why was she shot from the drivers window that means they were on the side of the car not in front of it Oh well
The West Newton Kid

Billerica, MA

#14 Dec 23, 2010
Really wrote:
Police should be able to box cars in rather than play cowboy.
Police investigated and found other police not culpable with 4 shots. If they were shooting they had to be OUTSIDE the police car when they shot which means they could haveshot the tires out unless the women had guns which is not mentioned.
Another cop murder goes unpunished.Ever come across one where they were found to be at fault?
LOSER
Observer

Gardner, MA

#15 Dec 23, 2010
Resident wrote:
Hey Dummy (Really)....I hope someone runs over you or some one you care about because the cops tried to Shoot out their tires...Get REAL!
On a side note,(Observer) Police don't shoot to kill, they shoot to stop. Stop the suspect from doing what ever they are doing to prompt the use of deadly force. I do agree with the rest of your post...
Center mass, where the most damage will be done, usually resulting in death. I never said shoot to kill, but the cops don't shoot to wound either. They won't shoot at a leg, arm, etc if they have a body shot. They shoot for center mass, where all of your organs are.
more of the same

Tyngsboro, MA

#16 Dec 23, 2010
Good job FPD!! I hope the two officers involved are able to return to work soon. Stay safe boys.
FPD Fan

Gardner, MA

#17 Dec 23, 2010
Excellent outcome. Please don't listen to the naysayers. It's comforting knowing officers like these two are on the jo.
ScrewballS

Chelmsford, MA

#18 Dec 23, 2010
The West Newton Kid wrote:
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LOSER
The true West Newton Kid had sense, style, and pride. You are no WNK. You are a wannabe poser.

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