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Police: 2 Teenagers Hurt In Accidental Shooting By Officer

There are 16 comments on the WBAL-AM Baltimore story from Apr 7, 2008, titled Police: 2 Teenagers Hurt In Accidental Shooting By Officer. In it, WBAL-AM Baltimore reports that:

Monday, April 07, 2008 WBAL Radio as reported by Scot Wykoff Howard County Police say two teenage boys are being treated for injuries as a result what appears preliminarily to be an accidental shooting by an ... via WBAL-AM Baltimore

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it me

Upper Marlboro, MD

#1 Apr 8, 2008
that wasnt accidental how do u shoot 2 kids at the same time accidentally i know them personally an i tink the cop should be accidentally shot and see how it feels
Rick

Bethesda, MD

#2 Apr 8, 2008
Did you actually read the article of what happened?
The bullet went through one of the kids and struck the other. it was a single shot, not multiple shots.
dumb cops

Baltimore, MD

#3 Apr 14, 2008
Those howard county cops are a bunch of jokers... they are just highly overpaid cops for the little crime in the county. And now this?? How silly can that be? They claim to be underpaid compared to other counties etc etc. well, guess what? If you are a postal worker in Mobile, Alabama, dont expect to get the same wage salary as your counterpart in NYC where the cost of living and workload is near double.
Firefighter Steve

Bethesda, MD

#4 Apr 17, 2008
Little crime...I love how the clueless come on here with all their vast knowledge of what actually does go on in "this sleepy little town" of Howard Co.

Just because the news doesn't report it, doesn't mean it doesn't happen.
Fed up with Howard County

United States

#5 Apr 22, 2008
Accidental? You've got to be kidding! The police officer has his gun drawn, finger on the trigger and then stumbles out of his car? Do you think he should even be a policemen? This is just another incident where the Ho Co police push their power to the limit. After 20 years there I moved to a county that you can actually have respect for the local police!
stuff Happens

United States

#6 Apr 23, 2008
First accidents happen, second the kids had no reason to be there, this is a problem that parents need to fix. as for the wrong time of day to do this , yes it did put alot of other people in danger. On the other hand If I were a cop I would have my gun out every traffic stop, drug bust etc... too many cops get shot when they arn't prepared. And to fed up's question Yes I think the guy should be a cop.
Logical Thinking

Catonsville, MD

#7 Apr 23, 2008
Fed up with Howard County wrote:
Accidental? You've got to be kidding! The police officer has his gun drawn, finger on the trigger and then stumbles out of his car? Do you think he should even be a policemen? This is just another incident where the Ho Co police push their power to the limit. After 20 years there I moved to a county that you can actually have respect for the local police!
Good riddance. We don't need people like you here.
Logical Thinking

Catonsville, MD

#8 Apr 23, 2008
dumb cops wrote:
Those howard county cops are a bunch of jokers... they are just highly overpaid cops for the little crime in the county. And now this?? How silly can that be? They claim to be underpaid compared to other counties etc etc. well, guess what? If you are a postal worker in Mobile, Alabama, dont expect to get the same wage salary as your counterpart in NYC where the cost of living and workload is near double.
You are dumb. Do you know the crime statistics in Howard County ? I agree with Firefighter Steve. It's amazing how clueless idiots post this crap on this website. It's not my fault you hate the police and the funny thing is you are probably one of those cowards that will sit behind his computer and say this crap but if you saw a police officer in public you would kiss his ass. Amazing.
Logical Thinking

Catonsville, MD

#9 Apr 23, 2008
it me wrote:
that wasnt accidental how do u shoot 2 kids at the same time accidentally i know them personally an i tink the cop should be accidentally shot and see how it feels
Maybe you should go back to school and not only learn how to spell but also take a course in Empathy. YOU have no idea what happened and I highly doubt you know those two kids personally.

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Since: Apr 08

Columbia

#10 Apr 23, 2008
Everyone that lives outside of Columbia thinks that this is a safe place to live. LITTLE CRIME - ha ha ha, you are so uninfomed. Perhaps you ought to read more of the articles and blogs on the crap that does go on in "this sleepy little town" of Howard Co., like Firefighter Steve said.

I cannot believe that this is called an accidental shooting, in fact, I am in tears of laughter over that evaluation. How do you get out of the car and your revolver mistakenly discharges? COME ON people, get real.

There are so many things that go on here, in Howard County, that no one ever hears about, trust me, you don't want to spend $400,000 on that little 1100 sq. ft. condo in Columbia. Hey, we have the best school system, but a lot of the children are off the hook. I have given up on living here just for the school system, I will have to move somewhere else and save my child from the ruins of Columbia.

Those of you that live in Columbia, how safe do you really feel? How does it feel when you go to the shopping center and kids that are 15, even younger are using vile language, cursing, taunting other children, acting with aggression and down right ignorant?

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Since: Apr 08

Columbia

#11 Apr 23, 2008
Fed up with Howard County wrote:
Accidental? You've got to be kidding! The police officer has his gun drawn, finger on the trigger and then stumbles out of his car? Do you think he should even be a policemen? This is just another incident where the Ho Co police push their power to the limit. After 20 years there I moved to a county that you can actually have respect for the local police!
Ho Co police push their power to the limit. YES, YES, YES, you are so right. Somebody said it and it's so very true. Scarey as hell though. If we all were standing around the mailbox chatting, after getting our mail out of the box, after a long day at work on casual Friday, would we accidentally get shot?
Logical Thinking

Catonsville, MD

#12 Apr 30, 2008
True2Word wrote:
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Ho Co police push their power to the limit. YES, YES, YES, you are so right. Somebody said it and it's so very true. Scarey as hell though. If we all were standing around the mailbox chatting, after getting our mail out of the box, after a long day at work on casual Friday, would we accidentally get shot?
Ho Co police push their power to the limit ? NO, NO, NO, you are so wrong. Somebody said it and it's so very false because they have no idea what they are saying in the first place. Your example of standing around the mailbox and getting shot is a little extreme. It sounds like you need to better educate yourselves with police practices. Yes, the shooting is an accident and should not have happened in the first place however making generalizations about an entire police department is very immature. Feel free to share with us examples where a police officer in howard county pushed their power to the limit.

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Since: Apr 08

Columbia

#13 May 3, 2008
Logical Thinking wrote:
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Ho Co police push their power to the limit ? NO, NO, NO, you are so wrong. Somebody said it and it's so very false because they have no idea what they are saying in the first place. Your example of standing around the mailbox and getting shot is a little extreme. It sounds like you need to better educate yourselves with police practices. Yes, the shooting is an accident and should not have happened in the first place however making generalizations about an entire police department is very immature. Feel free to share with us examples where a police officer in howard county pushed their power to the limit.
So, now, we have a 62 year old woman in a senior apartment building shot in Columbia. Yes, she had a knife, but she was also mentally disturbed and not medicated. So you thought it was a good idea for the police officer to shoot her in the abdomen instead of using mace or even a tazer?

I am not saying that all of the police are bad, but we need to have be able to trust our police officers and mistakes like these shouldn't happen. The police don't hesitate to use mace when trying to control a violent fight at the bars in Columbia with 10 or so people. That would seem a lot more threatening than a few teens gathered in a parking lot or a 62 year old elederly woman with menatl issues.
Firefighter Steve

Bethesda, MD

#14 May 6, 2008
Actually, the officer that shot her was a rookie, 11 weeks out of the academy....and he did EXACTLY what he was taught to do in the academy and EXACTLY what the police procedures call for.

If you spray them, it doesn't make them drop the knife, it makes them mad and then they start swinging the knife at you, forcing the inevitable, and if the officer falls on her in a scuffle, the officer runs the risk of being stabbed.

Yes, it sucks that the lady got shot....However, the problem lies within the whole situation. if the officer tries to subdue the armed person with physical force and get cut, then he didn't follow procedure and get strung out to dry by the brass, potentially having to pay for the injuries and time off out of their own pocket (yes, the system is set up that way for Officers and it sucks). If he chose to use physical force to subdue the individual, then the front page news would read "County Officer beats up defenseless old lady", either way he loses so the best bet for him is to defend himself following procedures that are set in place.
Logical Thinking

Catonsville, MD

#15 May 6, 2008
True2Word wrote:
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So, now, we have a 62 year old woman in a senior apartment building shot in Columbia. Yes, she had a knife, but she was also mentally disturbed and not medicated. So you thought it was a good idea for the police officer to shoot her in the abdomen instead of using mace or even a tazer?
I am not saying that all of the police are bad, but we need to have be able to trust our police officers and mistakes like these shouldn't happen. The police don't hesitate to use mace when trying to control a violent fight at the bars in Columbia with 10 or so people. That would seem a lot more threatening than a few teens gathered in a parking lot or a 62 year old elederly woman with menatl issues.
You are comparing Apples and Oranges. First of all, this shooting was not a mistake. Second of all, this was not a bar with 10 people fighting. Focus on the scenario. It's a small room, there are family members in this room, the officer is trying to talk to the woman and she is not listening. Instead of talking with the officers she picks up a butcher knife and lunges at the officer. Explain to me how mace is going to prevent that woman from stabbing the officer. Have you ever seen a knife wound? Do you even know what a butcher knife can do to a person? And you talk about using mace? Wow....amazing.
stuff Happens

Fairfax, VA

#16 May 6, 2008
I'm starting to think True2word Lives in a bubble. Do a ride along with HCPD and see some of things they see, you might think diffrent.

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