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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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Farmer Ted

King, NC

#22 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.
This genius thinks that when the police fire on a non-compliant, armed, drunken person, they should fire one round and give the guy a minute or two to change his mind. In the meantime, the criminal has the opportunity to return fire on the officers who are merely there doing their job and wanting to go home to their family. Why has society deemed it appropriate that our police officers should die so that a scumbag in the commission of a crime has multiple chances to survive, despite the stupidity and recklessness of his actions?
Farmer Ted

King, NC

#23 Oct 19, 2010
Wow... I can't use the word criminal? c-r-i-m-i-n-a-l?
Mike

Myrtle Beach, SC

#24 Oct 19, 2010
He gave the officers no choice but to do thier jobs and potect the citizens of Greensboro. Great job
Mark2777

United States

#25 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.
Itís unfortunate that ignorant comments are made by uninformed individuals. Not only are officers trained to continue firing until the threat no longer exists, but also the phenomenal occurrence both physically and mentally officers experience during the use of deadly force. It is not uncommon once the dust settles, officers do not know how many shots they fired. I have no doubt that the investigation by the SBI, Internal Affairs and then reviewed by the District Attorney; these officers will be completely deemed justified in their actions.
chocolategur63

Utica, KY

#26 Oct 19, 2010
Now that didn't make any sense for that man to have that many gunshots wounds. My opinion the cops in our city is very corrupted and some changes need to be made. During the Summer I watched how they harassed citzens for no reason. I'm very disappointed with their actions.
Abused Taxpayer

Greensboro, NC

#27 Oct 19, 2010
Darwin wins again!! One more idiot removed from the gene pool.
mexican

Waterloo, Canada

#28 Oct 19, 2010
Ya bouy I'm the beast from the middle east ya heard brick squad waka flocka gun bad fo soul mane smutt butt is a snooby punk mane I hate her
oneshot

Greensboro, NC

#29 Oct 19, 2010
What it took 7 shots?! These cops need to be fired if it took that many! geez!
Anonymous

Montgomery, AL

#30 Oct 20, 2010
somewhere wrote:
overkill aint it. the man was drunk stupid,you coulda used ya taser
Do you know what happens to idiots who try to use a taser on someone that is armed with a gun?? They get shot! I'm glad your not a cop, much appreciation for the fine job by these police officers.
capitol punishment

East Bend, NC

#31 Oct 20, 2010
mexican wrote:
Ya bouy I'm the beast from the middle east ya heard brick squad waka flocka gun bad fo soul mane smutt butt is a snooby punk mane I hate her
WTF !
Golf Guy

Macclesfield, NC

#32 Oct 20, 2010
It seems that every story that appears where a person is shot by the police brings out every nut within 500 miles. Many of the comments here are from ignorance about how the police function, and possibly just plain ignorance and stupidity.

Good job GPD ! No officer ever wants to be in this situation, but they do regularly train for it. What they did on this day was protect themselves and every other citizen, even the stupid ones. My hat is off to these fine officers for doing the job as they are paid to do.
just me

High Point, NC

#33 Oct 20, 2010
mexican wrote:
Ya bouy I'm the beast from the middle east ya heard brick squad waka flocka gun bad fo soul mane smutt butt is a snooby punk mane I hate her
What the ***** You make no sense. Read the artical and repost sir madam or what ever the **** you are.
Pam Burroughs

Asheboro, NC

#34 Oct 20, 2010
I was a good friend of Davids..He was a fun loving person ..I understand that Officers are trained if they are threatened to shoot to kill..However why in the world was he shot 7 times..That ..I do not understand..

Since: Mar 10

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#35 Oct 20, 2010
oneshot wrote:
What it took 7 shots?! These cops need to be fired if it took that many! geez!
I agree! There is no reason these officers couldn't have unloaded their weapons into this guy! I mean really, this is a crying shame. If our officers are not going to at least shoot someone 30 - 40 times, I just don't think I can support them any longer.

/sarcasm off

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#36 Oct 20, 2010
Pam Burroughs wrote:
I was a good friend of Davids..He was a fun loving person ..I understand that Officers are trained if they are threatened to shoot to kill..However why in the world was he shot 7 times..That ..I do not understand..
Everyone that has firearms training be it civilian or law enforcement has been taught to shoot until the threat no longer exists. No one is ever taught to shoot the foot first and then see what happens.

You fire until the threat is removed. If you or your loved one do not want to experience this scenario, then do not do things that will put you in the situation of being on the receiving end. If you want blame someone for the 7 shots. Blame the bad guy that started this incident in the first place.

If you were my neighbor and were outside drunk, waving a firearm and threatening people. I promise you, you would have two meetings rather quickly. My Springfield XD 9mm and your God.

“Cynical Scumbag”

Since: Jan 10

Lima Peru

#37 Oct 20, 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.
How many times have you had someone pointing a gun at you?
Since you haven't, how do you know the "proper" way to react?
RoadKill

Reidsville, NC

#39 Oct 20, 2010
Perhaps 7 gr. of BULLSEYE behind a 185 gr. .451Ē dia. HP-XTP would help. If still not enough, 25 gr. of 2400 behind a 200 gr. .430Ē dia. HP-XTP should certainly help to keep the number of rounds fired to a minimum. Recoil is a bit ruff from the 44 but nothing practice canít fix.
scott

Raleigh, NC

#40 Oct 20, 2010
I'm tired of hearing about this, who cares how many times he was shot, they should have shot him double that amount. He was armed and threatening. Tough luck on his part, please move along with other news Fox8. WFMY is wearing this one out also, enough already.
crazzzzziness

East Bend, NC

#41 Oct 20, 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.
Im sorry but 1 to the chest doesn't always do the trick. Would you rather the guy suffer for a while before he died? People dying on tv by gunshots are not real life reality ya know.
LEO OFFICER

Winston Salem, NC

#42 Oct 20, 2010
Pam Burroughs wrote:
I was a good friend of Davids..He was a fun loving person ..I understand that Officers are trained if they are threatened to shoot to kill..However why in the world was he shot 7 times..That ..I do not understand..
dear Pam, hollywood movies give many people the idea that after being shot a subject falls to the ground and it is over. the truth is a one-shot kill only happens when the subject is shot in a certain area of the body such as the brain or heart or such. this subject was shot six times before he went down and the reason he went down was because the one shot was too the heart and it was with an ar-15. you can fire seven shots between 2 officers in a second.(literally) actually i can empty my handgun and reload in a matter of a few seconds. these officers are usually instinct shooting which is usually the matter between life or death. i have been to so many shootings where the victims have been shot multiple times with large caliber handgun ammo and they walked out of the hospital that night or better yet they were walking around upon the arrival of officers...explain that one. the truth is officers do not carry sniper rifles on their belt nor do they have the time to sit up and take thirty seconds for a shot. they are usually shooting on the move at a moving target while trying to take cover and trying to be considerate of what is behind their target and where the bullets are going to continue to travel after they go through their target.(so they don't hit a innocent child sleeping on the other side of the wall)the "bad guy" doesn't have to consider all of this.

i hope this enlightens you on the job they do and why this guy was only shot seven times. the reason is simple. HE WENT DOWN ON THE SEVENTH SHOT, IF HE HADN'T HE WOULD OF BEEN SHOT 37 TIMES BY THE ONE OFFICER AND 37+ BY THE SECOND OFFICER AND THEN BY THE RESPONDING OFFICERS WHO WOULD SHOW UP. they want to go home at the end of the night. i'm not at all trying to be smart in this response but we would like to know why your friend chose to get wasted and pick up a gun and threaten innocent lives with it and ultimately end his own. we may never know. i hope this helps with your answer.

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