Littlestown shooting linked to OxyContin

Full story: Evening Sun 111
Firefighters load John F. Fischback, 50, of Littlestown into a STAT MedEvac helicopter to take him to York Hospital after he was injured during a shooting at his home on Newark Street. Full Story
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jimmy hoffa

Harrisburg, PA

#1 Mar 12, 2008
justice , enter a home , break into a home. the guy got what he deserved. no plea bargains , no high $$$ court costs. good reason to own a firearm. police can't be everywhere , can they ? this is the way punks like to operate now days. they figure , most people will comply to their demands. oh , and gun locks , do u think the punk will give u time to unlock your firearm ? hell no. oxycontin , amazing what people will do to get it , die for it . another punk hits the dirt.
hey smart guy

York, PA

#2 Mar 12, 2008
Is the name of the Littlestown man Fischback or Fishback? The story spells it both ways.
Gene Golden

Columbia, PA

#3 Mar 12, 2008
I think it should be "Fireback" ;)
amish man with lectric

Woodbury, NJ

#5 Mar 12, 2008
If what is stated is true, wtg for getting rid of another piece of crap. The right to keep and bare arms shall not be infringed. McCain 08
MOM

Johnstown, OH

#7 Mar 12, 2008
LOL GENE. CRAZY WHAT PEOPLE WILL DIE FOR.
Good

York, PA

#10 Mar 12, 2008
None wrote:
Do you know him? How do you know he is a loser? He obviously has a substance abuse problem. We are only hearing one side to the story. I would like to bet that Fishback is a dealer of Oxycontin otherwise Nicholas would not have been going to his house to get some.
As a former addict of a few things, Oxycontin included, I can tell you, addicts are losers until they clean up their lives. I'm not ashamed to say that I was a straight up LOSER piece of s***, and so is anyone else who allows themselves to be sucked into that world. I'm not just some straight and narrow person who's never done anything wrong, judging people. I've been where he is..but this story isn't about me, now is it? ;-)
BBB

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Mar 12, 2008
amish man with lectric wrote:
If what is stated is true, wtg for getting rid of another piece of crap. The right to keep and bare arms shall not be infringed. McCain 08
I agree. Who is the government to keep us from wearing short sleeves?

Idiot.
MOM

Johnstown, OH

#12 Mar 12, 2008
LOL, BBB

Since: Dec 07

Arlington, VA

#13 Mar 12, 2008
It's not only homies from the hood who are Oxy junkies. I know a crazy but otherwise rather normal guy who's been scamming his ex-employer for years on a disability claim and has gotten clinically inappropriate Oxys for years from local anesthesiologists. The docs bear part of the blame for prescribing high-dose opioids for long periods when other meds and modes of therapy will work.
A friend

Westminster, MD

#14 Mar 12, 2008
To all who think the "scum bag" got what he deserved. I'm not here to say that Nick Smith is innocent, and I am a firm believer in the right to protect your home, but lets let the courts decide who was the guilty party. This article only gives one side of the story and is very biased. I was a friend of Nick Smith from childhood, and although I have not spoken to him in many years I know that he was a good friend and better father. Please lets remember that he was a person, a friend, a son, and a father. Please let's not slander and judge until the facts are clear. Let God judge this man not us. What's done is done but remember that Nick Smith has a family and friends who are most deffinatly innocent, your harsh words are not how they wish to remember him.
Boy

Moorestown, NJ

#15 Mar 12, 2008
See Rizzo! yet another example of drugs gone bad! You didnt post today? Sure would be a shame if it was you that broke into that house.
Mom of a Punk

Pittsburgh, PA

#16 Mar 12, 2008
I've been waiting all day to respond to the negative comments regarding this shooting. Obviously, none of the negative comment posters have been affected by addiction or you would feel totally different about this horrible incident. This is a no win situation for "everyone" involved. Mr Fischback had every right to respond in any way he saw fit. I wish him a speedy recovery. But, lets not forget, Mr Smith also probably has a family. Hopefully, a caring one. If so, whomever was associated to him and loved him, has been thru hell dealing with his addiction. I have two questions: 1 - Why was Mr Fischback even prescribed Oxycontin for back pain when its purpose is for terminal illness and 2- If there was no break in- How did Mr Smith know Mr Fischback had Oxycontin in the house?- Is it possible he'd been there before for that purpose? Whomever has not been affected by Addiction has no right to judge or namecall. If you've never been affected, those affected expect you to not understand that addiction is also an illness just like any other. Yes, it does have different symptoms, mostly leading to a criminal offense, but, it is still an illness. Mr Smith had an illness that resulted in his death. We are very fortunate in this area, not that this is the first Oxycontin related death, because it isn't, but first shooting related to Oxycontin that I'm aware of. My heart goes out to Mr Smith's family and friends- believe me - there are people out here that feel your pain.
MARB

Williamsport, PA

#18 Mar 12, 2008
Sounds strange to me
ANC

Woodbury, NJ

#19 Mar 12, 2008
This story is so full of holes, Mr Fischback was not flown by helicopter for bruises and abrasions, how did this Mr Smith know of Mr Fischback's oxycontin and who keeps a gun in "a couch pouch" there's a whole lot more to this story. The fox 10 o'clock news last night said 2 shots had been fired yet the sun claims it's unclear. Is this another case of bad reporting or just the usual Littlestown mentality of if we sugarcoat everything and make it all nice it will go away?
paul kersey ll

Harrisburg, PA

#20 Mar 12, 2008
most people in today's society have loaded guns in serveral rooms ...i do. guy in baltimore, i know, has legally registered machine gun for protection. think about it..the police can't protect everyone ,every minute of the day. thats why criminals want guns banned , then they can do whatever they want.. people hang around pharmacys and follow them home...read about oxycontin , do a search on how people steal, kill , etc for it...
Bingbong

Westminster, MD

#21 Mar 12, 2008
I feel terrible for Nick's Family. Regardless of the situation how would you feel waking up in the morning to find out your Husband, Father, or son was shot and killed. This message board is just another example of how onesided society is. I was a friend of Nick's for several years, but have since lost contact with him and although my friend for life. I will not make a claim for his innocence until I learn the facts. My deepest sympathy to both familys
BRIT

United States

#22 Mar 12, 2008
dont ever judge someone when u dont kno the whole story...nick was a good man! nick obviously knew the mr. fishback had them but how? possibly bc he has sold them 2 nick and/or others before. Maybe mr. fishback had demanded money from nick that nick owed him from before n nick might not have had the money so mr. fishback shot him! or it coulda been what mr. fishback said but there was no signs of struggling or breakin in! u dont kno the whole story n u never will so get over it n stop judgin someone u dont kno personally! godbless u all... ;)
Bingbong

Westminster, MD

#23 Mar 12, 2008
did you know that 90% of opiates sold around the world come from afghanistan
ANC

Woodbury, NJ

#24 Mar 12, 2008
paul kersey ll wrote:
most people in today's society have loaded guns in serveral rooms ...i do. guy in baltimore, i know, has legally registered machine gun for protection. think about it..the police can't protect everyone ,every minute of the day. thats why criminals want guns banned , then they can do whatever they want.. people hang around pharmacys and follow them home...read about oxycontin , do a search on how people steal, kill , etc for it...
yes people want the drug, and yes people have loaded guns.... but how would Mr.Smith know that Mr Fischback had the drug, there's more to this story than what's being told, this was not a random act of crime.... there's a link between the 2 parties that's not being mentioned. It would be nice just once to get just the facts in a news story without all of the slant.

on another note I don't know either party personally just for clarification

Since: Jan 08

United States

#25 Mar 12, 2008
Bingbong wrote:
did you know that 90% of opiates sold around the world come from afghanistan
So now the Taliban is manufacturing Oxycontin? lol. You may be talking about opium and heroin, but not your pharmacuticals.

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