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Autopsy: Man Shot, Killed By Police Had 7 Gunshot Wounds

There are 76 comments on the Fox 8 WGHP story from Oct 19, 2010, titled Autopsy: Man Shot, Killed By Police Had 7 Gunshot Wounds. In it, Fox 8 WGHP reports that:

An autopsy by the state chief medical examiner's office found seven gunshot wounds in a man shot and killed by Greensboro police in August.

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somewhere

Lucama, NC

#1 Oct 19, 2010
overkill aint it. the man was drunk stupid,you coulda used ya taser
cares in nc

High Point, NC

#2 Oct 19, 2010
I'm not for killing
but people has got to get back to the understanding police is doing there job and they don't get paid enough to get killed themself for other people being stupid drunk or high on drugs
time for people to face the out come of there decisions in what ever state of mind they may be in
CSC

Shreveport, LA

#3 Oct 19, 2010
somewhere wrote:
overkill aint it. the man was drunk stupid,you coulda used ya taser
Not if he was armed. This makes it an even more dangerous situation, because he was not thinking clearly and was in poor judgement all together. Unfortunately, this drunken man picked up a gun and threatened another person and then threatened police. It is indeed a tragedy... Rarely if ever does anything ever come of good when you are highly intoxicated ... It is sad and I too wish they could have used a taser but I doubt the circustances warranted it. Just a thought.
my turn

High Point, NC

#4 Oct 19, 2010
Booze it Loose it! Sad
OKAY

Winston Salem, NC

#5 Oct 19, 2010
somewhere wrote:
overkill aint it. the man was drunk stupid,you coulda used ya taser
"overkill" not hardly... dead is dead, how do you overkill. are you saying that they should fire a shot, then wait to have a few rounds fired back, then fire another shot, then wait to see if the drunk guy fires back again..and on and on...lol

i know many people are ignorant on this but a taser is a less than lethal weapon which is used in situations like someone running from them or a guy who refuses to comply with an arrest, but when a "drunk", "high", or "sober" guy who has a gun(lethal force) and tries to kill them they better have their gun out and ready to use it. they could have used their taser but they may not be here to tell their story... if you want to take that gamble with your life then go for it buddy, i'm sure your wife and kids would understand at your funeral.(sarcasm)

that's good shooting police. GPD'S FINEST...
Allie

Reidsville, NC

#6 Oct 19, 2010
"SOMEWHERE" YOU ARE AN IDOT, WHY WOULD YOU USE A TASER ON A MAN WITH A GUN. 7 SHOTS BETWEEN TWO POLICE OFFICERS IS NOT OVER KILL... POLICE OFFICERS WANT TO GO GOME HOME AT THE END OF THE NIGHT.. ITS NOT THIER FAULT HE DECIDED TO PICK UP A GUN....

Since: Jun 10

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#7 Oct 19, 2010
The Officers involved did a good job. They protected themselves and the public. I know they have a hard time with the fact a life was taken but it is their duty. They met deadly force with deadly force.

Thank you for helping keep the public safe. There will be those who think different. Most of us will praise you for your work.

Since: Mar 10

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#8 Oct 19, 2010
Unfortunately this person choose to drink and grab a gun. If he would have grabbed a spoon, yes a taser is a valid response.

The officers did a good job.

“Cynical Scumbag”

Since: Jan 10

Lima Peru

#9 Oct 19, 2010
somewhere wrote:
overkill aint it. the man was drunk stupid,you coulda used ya taser
Why, so 1000 lawyers could line up to sue them for violating his rights? They gave the trash a chance to live but he decided to die. Do you really think that the police go to work hoping to get the chance to kill some fool?
Memnoch

Frisco, TX

#10 Oct 19, 2010
Try to live your life so that the police don't know you. Try to live your life so that you never have the need for them. Fly under their radar and your life will be a whole lot easier.
Farmer Ted

King, NC

#11 Oct 19, 2010
Somewhere, you're a moron. A Taser has a reach of about 15-20 feet. Would YOU want to get that close to an armed, drunken man? I didn't think so.
Miranda

Graham, NC

#12 Oct 19, 2010
i think the police should get in trouble because all of this was not called gor.
Miranda

Graham, NC

#13 Oct 19, 2010
one shot was good. but 7 was over extreme
Diasamax

East Bend, NC

#14 Oct 19, 2010
"A gunshot wound to the chest was found to be lethal". So the other six bullets wanted to join in because that bullet was lonely?

There is something very wrong with seven bullets ending up in a person at the hands of the police. There is more to this story that what is being told here.

“Cynical Scumbag”

Since: Jan 10

Lima Peru

#15 Oct 19, 2010
Miranda wrote:
i think the police should get in trouble because all of this was not called gor.
Yeah Yeah Yeah. If that fool had fired a round before he was shot and it killed some innocent person nearby, then you and others would be screaming why did the cops just stand there and not do something?

There is NO way for the police to win with certain people.
DarwinFailed

Greenville, SC

#16 Oct 19, 2010
Diasamax wrote:
"A gunshot wound to the chest was found to be lethal". So the other six bullets wanted to join in because that bullet was lonely?
There is something very wrong with seven bullets ending up in a person at the hands of the police. There is more to this story that what is being told here.
What if the first bullet struck his arm but he continued to pose a threat to the officers? There where two officers involved in the actual shooting, that is only 3 or 4 rounds per officer. Each officer fires simultaneously to stop the threat. You are trained to shoot as if you are the only one who is shooting. It stinks a life was lost, but the man put himself and the officers in that position. He refused to put down his weapon so he faced the consequences. You point a gun at a police officer, you get shot!

Since: Mar 10

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#17 Oct 19, 2010
Miranda wrote:
one shot was good. but 7 was over extreme
Really? What if that first shot hit him in the arm that wasn't being held by the gun? If it would have been me, he would have had 17 shots to the body, head, feet, toes and anything else that would be necessary to stop the threat.
Newly Wed

Charlotte, NC

#18 Oct 19, 2010
Taking a taser to someone with a gun is the same as the old saying, "don't take a knife to a gun fight"... it would have been suicide. Well done officers.
Officer Supporter

Charlotte, NC

#19 Oct 19, 2010
Why did they shoot him 7 times? That's all the bullets they had... Just kidding!

Since: Mar 10

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#20 Oct 19, 2010
Diasamax wrote:
"A gunshot wound to the chest was found to be lethal". So the other six bullets wanted to join in because that bullet was lonely?
There is something very wrong with seven bullets ending up in a person at the hands of the police. There is more to this story that what is being told here.
Amazing! You are the only person that "knows" the first shot was fatal as opposed to the last shot. I just can't figure out how a dead man could have stayed on his feet long enough to catch the other six. It's a miracle! I just can't believe it!

When posed with a threat you fire until the threat is removed, that means the offender is dead or the weapon the person has is no longer in play. Often dead = no longer in play, but point being is the threat is no longer a threat.

I think the way to view this is like this. If you don't want to get shot seven times, don't get drunk, grab a gun, start threatening people and ignore police commands to drop the weapon.

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