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Search Warrants Reveal Details of Officer-Involved Shooting

There are 42 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jun 13, 2013, titled Search Warrants Reveal Details of Officer-Involved Shooting. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Search warrants are giving us a closer look at what happened right before an Albemarle County police officer shot and killed a man in Afton.

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Really

Alexandria, VA

#21 Jun 14, 2013
SMooneyham wrote:
Why did the officer not taze or shoot to wound?
Officer's don't "shoot to wound." They shoot to stop a threat or defend the life of another. Unfortunately, firing their weapon sometimes results in death.
Really

Alexandria, VA

#22 Jun 14, 2013
Huh wrote:
So basically the officer shot an unarmed man that posed no direct threat to that officer. There are definitely other ways this situation should have been handled. I think that the officer should be charged, not sure with what but, it does not sound justified to me. This sets a bad precedent that police can kill unarmed citizens at will when they see them in commission of a crime.
Unless you were there I am not sure how you come to the conclusion that the person presented "no direct threat to that officer." An officer also has a duty to protect the public as well. From the sounds of the article it sounds like that is what they were doing. The officer has to make a split second decision on what level of force to deploy. I would imagine that you were sleeping soundly in your bed when this occurred. I am baffled at how many people want to judge what the officer did as being wrong. The officer is the only one that can say what they saw and how they perceived the threat presented to them. Mr. Rosson is the one that decided his own fate that night, not the officer.
wondering

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Jun 14, 2013
The search warrant states, "An Albemarle County police officer responded to a domestic and upon arrival observed a male assaulting a female. The officer gave the male commands to stop but he did not stop and the officer subsequently shot the male to stop the threat." Police have said that Rosson ran toward the officer who shot him.
Question: Are they now saying that as he continued to beat the girl he was shot at that time and then ran towards the officer and was shot again? That's what I'm reading into this. Because how could you continue to beat someone and be running towards someone else at the same time? I thought it was originally stated that he was shot at the point when he began running towards the officer.
Liberalace

Lexington, VA

#25 Jun 14, 2013
crazy lady wrote:
Maybe she needed a beaten she is well know also she maybe lead all this on
Parlez vous Anglais?

R.I.P.: Richard Harris
Chad

Suitland, MD

#26 Jun 14, 2013
Any man, who beats on a women is a low life scum bag, and needs to die early....
Really

Charlottesville, VA

#27 Jun 14, 2013
Sounds like a taser would have done the job. Who needs a firing range when you can use people.

I know I was not there but surely blowing someone's brains out was an extreme defense. Billy clubs also can put one down.
RandomThoughts

Atlanta, GA

#28 Jun 14, 2013
Did anybody get a statement from the dead guy ?
jim2051charlotte sville

AOL

#29 Jun 14, 2013
Since when does a patrol officer respond to a domestic dispute with a search warrant.I thought you had search warrants before the crime or after.Must be watching to much NCIS.
twinmom

Charlottesville, VA

#31 Jun 14, 2013
crazy lady wrote:
Maybe she needed a beaten she is well know also she maybe lead all this on
No one ever "needs a beating". If the boyfriend disagreed with something she did or said, all he had to do was walk away, stop seeing her, and his problems would be solved. The only justification for violence is to defend yourself or another from physical violence, and that is what the officer apparently did.
Areyoukiddingme

Waynesboro, VA

#32 Jun 14, 2013
Really wrote:
Sounds like a taser would have done the job. Who needs a firing range when you can use people.
I know I was not there but surely blowing someone's brains out was an extreme defense. Billy clubs also can put one down.
What is a Billy Club? How would the tazer have done the job? Not all officers carry a tazer, and tazers are only good at close range. If the officer let this lunatic that close he may have been injured or killed.

The report never mentioning this guy getting his brains blown out... My thought he didn't have any, or he would have stopped when he saw the gun clear the officers holster. Oh, maybe he was charging the officer so fast he didn't see the gun all the more reason the officer had a right to defend himself.
Goodbye

Charlottesville, VA

#34 Jun 14, 2013
Adios, Mr. Rosson. Next time, look before you charge towards someone with a gun after you've finished committing felonious malicious wounding on a woman. For those family members and neighbors who praised the police officer that night then quickly changed positions and are now critical of him: It's like a dream come true. Redneck, white trash frivolous lawsuits come to mind. Next stop: Front row tickets to Honey Boo Boo
Paul

Waynesboro, VA

#35 Jun 14, 2013
Areyoukiddingme wrote:
<quoted text>
Shoot to wound, have you ever fire a hand gun much less a hand gun while someone is charging at you. There is no time to take steady aim, you shoot center mass. As for the tazer, why would you use a non-lethal weapon on a person who was actively assaulting another person. My guess is the officer stepped out of his patrol car , yelled at the now dead to stop assaulting the women and was bull rushed by the now dead guy. He used the right amount of force for the situation.
It has blown my mind to see these comments. If you were a police officer and you arrived to see a man "beating" a women, and then the man ignores the police officers command to stop should have been shot! They teach you to shot to stop not harm or risk more harm to a victim. If it were my brother beating a woman and I was the officer I would shoot him if he didn't stop.
RandomThoughts

Atlanta, GA

#36 Jun 15, 2013
Paul wrote:
<quoted text>
It has blown my mind to see these comments. If you were a police officer and you arrived to see a man "beating" a women, and then the man ignores the police officers command to stop should have been shot! They teach you to shot to stop not harm or risk more harm to a victim. If it were my brother beating a woman and I was the officer I would shoot him if he didn't stop.
Really

So every simple assault or fight the cops roll up on they should shoot first.

Equal force shall we ... or shall we just shoot first and ask questions later.

I am asking , I gotta get my Concealed carry so im learning what I should do ....

If you come running at me , I just shoot first .

Gotcha
RandomThoughts

Atlanta, GA

#37 Jun 15, 2013
Goodbye wrote:
Adios, Mr. Rosson. Next time, look before you charge towards someone with a gun after you've finished committing felonious malicious wounding on a woman. For those family members and neighbors who praised the police officer that night then quickly changed positions and are now critical of him: It's like a dream come true. Redneck, white trash frivolous lawsuits come to mind. Next stop: Front row tickets to Honey Boo Boo
Oh did the cops finaly find a gun .......

Kinda figured that .
Areyoukiddingme

Waynesboro, VA

#38 Jun 15, 2013
RandomThoughts wrote:
<quoted text>
Really
So every simple assault or fight the cops roll up on they should shoot first.
Equal force shall we ... or shall we just shoot first and ask questions later.
I am asking , I gotta get my Concealed carry so im learning what I should do ....
If you come running at me , I just shoot first .
Gotcha
First and foremost, don't get a conceal carry permit, your not smart enough to rationalize tough situations.
This officer was responding to a domestic disturbance. This in and of itself will make ones survival senses go on high alert.
Then to arrive on scene and see a man beating a women who fails to obey his lawful command to stop, turns and charge the officer. Even though he don't see a gun, doesn't mean the dead guy was not a threat. If the officer felt his life or the life of the female assault victim were in jeopardy he has/had the right to use lethal force to stop the attack to prevent injury or death to himself or other. The problem is you sit back and arm chair quarter back and you really haven't a clue what goes on in the dark of the night. This officer was right in his reaction, the dead guy was wrong in so many way. This case should be closed as a public service.

Lastly, your snide remark if RandomThoughts came running at you should you shoot first. "No" you should go change your drawers before police and EMS got there. You wouldn't want them to see RandomThoughts scared the crap out of you.
American

Faber, VA

#39 Jun 15, 2013
Goodbye wrote:
Adios, Mr. Rosson. Next time, look before you charge towards someone with a gun after you've finished committing felonious malicious wounding on a woman. For those family members and neighbors who praised the police officer that night then quickly changed positions and are now critical of him: It's like a dream come true. Redneck, white trash frivolous lawsuits come to mind. Next stop: Front row tickets to Honey Boo Boo
Genocide? Bet you would love that. Stop posting these rediculously bigoted comments.
RandomThoughts

Atlanta, GA

#40 Jun 15, 2013
Areyoukiddingme wrote:
<quoted text>
First and foremost, don't get a conceal carry permit, your not smart enough to rationalize tough situations.
This officer was responding to a domestic disturbance. This in and of itself will make ones survival senses go on high alert.
Then to arrive on scene and see a man beating a women who fails to obey his lawful command to stop, turns and charge the officer. Even though he don't see a gun, doesn't mean the dead guy was not a threat. If the officer felt his life or the life of the female assault victim were in jeopardy he has/had the right to use lethal force to stop the attack to prevent injury or death to himself or other. The problem is you sit back and arm chair quarter back and you really haven't a clue what goes on in the dark of the night. This officer was right in his reaction, the dead guy was wrong in so many way. This case should be closed as a public service.
Lastly, your snide remark if RandomThoughts came running at you should you shoot first. "No" you should go change your drawers before police and EMS got there. You wouldn't want them to see RandomThoughts scared the crap out of you.
Did you work that up on ya ipad at da starbucks flapping to OBOZOCARE.

R U part of the morning crew making fun of me on the air or just another limp writed cville blow-hard long and deep .

Have a great day :)
Thomas Jefferson

Charlottesville, VA

#41 Jun 15, 2013
Wait, he did NOT stop assaulting the womyn, yet simultaneously ran toward the police pig? Y'all nazi police better get your murder cover-ups straight. The right people in this town might finally give a care (and do something about it)...
RandomThoughts

Atlanta, GA

#42 Jun 15, 2013
robert wrote:
<quoted text>
well if i charged an officer that had his gun drawn on me, i would expect to be shot. if in there shoes i probably would have done the same.
So was he beating his girlfriend or charging at the officer .

Anybody get a statement from the dead Man ?
sez you

Macomb, MI

#43 Jun 16, 2013
Something really wrong here. I think the cop shot a guy that was beating up the COPS girl friend.

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