Leesburg police say officer shot at s...

Leesburg police say officer shot at suspect's car as it headed straight for him

There are 2 comments on the The Orlando Sentinel story from May 8, 2013, titled Leesburg police say officer shot at suspect's car as it headed straight for him. In it, The Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Police officers were attempting to stop Carlos D. Oquendo this week for speeding when he turned onto a dead-end street near Venetian Gardens, shifted his car in reverse and floored the gas pedal - heading straight toward an officer, a police spokesman said.

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Patricia McCarthy

Bloomsburg, PA

#1 May 10, 2013
It's a shame I thought in the police academy they were supposed to shoot out the tires. I highly doubt this gentlman was aiming to kill the officers considering he was reversing he was probably just trying to get away. I do not agree with the life style choice however, I do not believe that it's worth that young young mans life. I truly hope that the truth comes out as they are attempting to present this young man as a complete monster which is expected i assume whenever a police officer takes a life. I hope they can live with themselves.
BSmith

Ocala, FL

#2 May 10, 2013
Patricia McCarthy wrote:
It's a shame I thought in the police academy they were supposed to shoot out the tires. I highly doubt this gentlman was aiming to kill the officers considerino he was reversing he was probably just trying to get away. I do not agree with the life style choice however, do not believe that it's worth that young young mans life. I truly hope that the truth comes out as they are attempting to present this young man as a complete monster which is expected i assume whenever a police officer takes a life. I hope they can live with themselves.
Unfortunately not all of the facts are posted. The officer was in jeopardy and the guy that was shot was running from them. He had guns on him. The officers are trained to protect. He had to protect himself. If not, who knows how many people the guy would have killed trying to get away. The officer did the right thing.

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