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VSP Confirms Details in Albemarle Officer-Involved Shooting

There are 102 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jun 8, 2013, titled VSP Confirms Details in Albemarle Officer-Involved Shooting. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

A state police spokesperson says an Albemarle officer saw a female being assaulted outside a home along the 9000 block of Rockfish Gap Turnpike early Saturday morning.

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revenger

Charlottesville, VA

#85 Jun 11, 2013
Do you all know what the real problem is here? For so long in this area and in the nation as a whole, police have been scared to do their jobs.

This young man made a bad decision and FORCED the officer to use force. If he would have stopped assaulting the victim, and surrendered upon the arrival of the police, he would still be here today (and probably out on bond). He chose to assault a public servant. He fought the law and the law won.

If the police did not act with the incredible restraint that they do, this scenario could be played out everyday. I'm glad the officer is safe and I hope he is treated fairly.

Romans 13 "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake."
Reckless idiot

Charlottesville, VA

#86 Jun 11, 2013
LOL....Amanda is the girl friend not Greg's sister!
Victim-Survivor Advocate wrote:
<quoted text>

Amanda, I am very sorry for the loss of your brother. I am certain your family is grieving and very saddened by this turn of events.
I am compelled, though, to point out that where you state "...she only got a black eye..." and "that's not beating her that's one hit...", well, your comments are of great concern. You see, minimizing the physical brutality your late brother visited upon this woman is troubling. Whether he hit her once or seven times, whether she got one black eye or eight broken ribs--it does not matter.
What does matter is that he had physically assaulted another person--in this case, a woman he professed to love. Laying hands on someone else is not a sign of love, it is a sign of anger and uncontrolled rage.
We should never attempt to minimize an assault upon a person by saying "Well, it was just one hit...it was not a real beating". "Real" beating or not, it is illegal--and just plain wrong--to do so.
For your own personal safety and security, please do not minimize anyone's attempts to cause you physical harm. To do so is to put yourself at risk of a life-time as a battered girlfriend or wife.
Larry

Charlottesville, VA

#87 Jun 11, 2013
zapper wrote:
As far as I see it, either di what your are tild by cops or you should be shot, that would protect more people snd crimninals wouild know better, if not guilty it woyuld br out
Zapped too many times. Maybe from that taser people think cops should use when their faced with someone running at them not knowing if theyre going to live or die in the next 10 seconds
Larry

Charlottesville, VA

#88 Jun 11, 2013
albemarle parent wrote:
I think seeing Gregs mother and family on the news tonight should clear up alot of misunderstandings. He was not shot in the back and Gregs own mother is the one who called 911 in the first place. Everyone can try to make it all about trigger happy cops or they can defend Greg till the end but personally I think it all played out to the cards that were dealt no winners in this match at all!
i know, right? who thinks cops want to go to work and kill someone? It changes their lives forever. The last thing they want to do is make the news, be investigated for defending themselves in a split seconds time and have their names released to the public for anyone who has an axe to grind for what happened to look them up and harass them and their family. Someone said to me, don't you think they could have used another method to subdue him? I don't know, I wasn't there, but I bet if the cop could have, he probably would have. You have a lot of nerve to second guess what he did when you'll never, ever be in that position. Easy for you to say.
Really

Ashland, VA

#90 Jun 11, 2013
You ever consider how many times officers across the country would have been justified in pulling the trigger and didn't. No one thinks about that do they?

There were 120 police officers killed in the USA last year. In 2013 there have been 49, you think this officer and every officer doesn't think about that on a daily basis? All these people calling a "cover up" don't know what your talking about. Just accept the fact that this situation happened and deal with it. The facts are not out yet, that's right but it sounds like the officer did what they had to do so they could save the girl and their life as well.

Remember while you are safe at home asleep there are officers out there away from their families' in harms way. Be grateful and don't be so critical!
Victim-Survivor Advocate

Charlottesville, VA

#91 Jun 12, 2013
Reckless idiot wrote:
LOL....Amanda is the girl friend not Greg's sister!
<quoted text>
My apologies for confusing these two individuals.[Sometimes it is difficult to follow certain threads--at least for me it is.]

The sentiment, however, remains the same; that is, to minimize abuse of any sort, perpetrated by anyone on another--least of all on someone who is allegedly the object of affection--is dangerous and does not bode well for the future emotional and physical health of the individual.
the deal

High Point, NC

#92 Jun 12, 2013
People keep asking why the officer in question didn't just shoot him in the leg...

A,its 2am, meaning its DARK and B, someone is charging you. Again, its DARK and his leg is probably equal to a foot wide or less, and he's moving and if you miss, it might mean YOUR life, and then possibly the life of the victim as now you wouldn't be able to help her at all...You get 1 shot in this case...what do YOU aim for??
just asking

Lyndhurst, VA

#93 Jun 12, 2013
albemarle parent wrote:
I think seeing Gregs mother and family on the news tonight should clear up alot of misunderstandings. He was not shot in the back and Gregs own mother is the one who called 911 in the first place. Everyone can try to make it all about trigger happy cops or they can defend Greg till the end but personally I think it all played out to the cards that were dealt no winners in this match at all!
When were the family on tv news and what channel...would love to see it. thanks
Infoman

Stafford, VA

#94 Jun 12, 2013
just asking wrote:
<quoted text>
When were the family on tv news and what channel...would love to see it. thanks
Newsplex had the interview.
Django

United States

#95 Jun 12, 2013
I seriously doubt the officer meant to kill this young man. Yes the shot was lethal but that doesn't mean he meant for it to be. No one but those involved know the position of the officer in relation to Mr. Rosson and the bystanders when he fired. His training says to use lethal force to protect life, whether it be his or someone else. People insult the officer's judgement which isn't right and very easy to do when you have never been in a situation even close to this. They are here to protect and it sounds like they did such, just ask the girl.
betty

Charlottesville, VA

#96 Jun 12, 2013
The guy didn't "attack" the officer, he ran toward her. You can make any excuse you like for this incident until the facts come out about an unarmed man being killed, but all I see are cops that are afraid of their own shadows and so insecure in their abilities to deal with people one on one, that they shoot first and if the person happens to live, then they ask questions.
Huh

Charlottesville, VA

#97 Jun 12, 2013
betty wrote:
The guy didn't "attack" the officer, he ran toward her.
Super duper logic there. What was he going to do when he got to the officer? Shake hands and apologize for beating up that woman? How about this hypothetical: The suspect didn't shoot at the officer, he simply pointed a gun at the officer, therefore the officer had no business shooting the suspect.
zapper

Collinsville, VA

#98 Jun 12, 2013
I hate cops wrote:
Zapper you a real funny dude hate to see you get your **** whipped. No I wasent a cop nor did I ever wanna be cops are punk sissybabys that got the snot beat out of them in fact there are a few on the acpd that I beat the hell of as kids. So any time you wanna try me let me know the time and place. They shot a good dude that yes had a few anger problems for no reason and futher more the officer was really in fear for his life yeah ok tell him to explain why he shot him in the back then
Oh no, now im going to have nightmares lol, you be in the ring maybe a world champ by now. I used to think like you, let me know how it goes for you, oh and by the way since your all that I guess you will never need to call anyone for help, thats awesome. Maybe someday you will beat up the world
zapper

Collinsville, VA

#99 Jun 12, 2013
betty wrote:
The guy didn't "attack" the officer, he ran toward her. You can make any excuse you like for this incident until the facts come out about an unarmed man being killed, but all I see are cops that are afraid of their own shadows and so insecure in their abilities to deal with people one on one, that they shoot first and if the person happens to live, then they ask questions.
Gee, some crazed lunatic running at me, I guess he just wanted to give a big hug of love, or maybe he was running to safety from the woman he was beating the s h t out of
zapper

Collinsville, VA

#100 Jun 12, 2013
Larry wrote:
<quoted text>
Zapped too many times. Maybe from that taser people think cops should use when their faced with someone running at them not knowing if theyre going to live or die in the next 10 seconds
Tazers work fine I guess, but they dont come out of holster all that quick, eitherway its a sad situation no matter how you look at it. I just think its funny how people on here expect cops to be world class fighters and risk getting them selves hurt or killed. I remember a young boy got beat up by some kid, well his bigger brother went after the other kid to repay and he ended up falling and was in a wheel chair all his life. He could whooped that kid but as I say you never know how it will work out so why are these folk demanding the cops try to fight a crazed person who wants to harm them. If they dont like it maybe they should handle there own problems and not call the cops to be there babysitters
What nut

North Garden, VA

#101 Jun 12, 2013
betty wrote:
The guy didn't "attack" the officer, he ran toward her. You can make any excuse you like for this incident until the facts come out about an unarmed man being killed, but all I see are cops that are afraid of their own shadows and so insecure in their abilities to deal with people one on one, that they shoot first and if the person happens to live, then they ask questions.
Ok... so an officer arrives and our hero is beating a woman. The officer, who arrives at night and doesn't really know what's going on pulls his handgun (because he is alone) and points it at our hero, telling him to stop. Our hero then charges the officer, who has a gun in his hand. The officer thinks...My gun is out, if he grabs it, he might use my own gun to kill me. Or, if I go all MMA on this guy and he gets a punch in, knocks me out, and then takes my gun from MY holster and shoots me with it, I will never see my family again... this happens across the country. So, I think hero man takes a round...

His choice, not the officer's.
Gotta say

Scottsville, VA

#103 Jun 12, 2013
Why is it that the very ones who call the PO-lice everytime somebody pisses them off, are the same ones who want to voice their opinion when the PO-lice do something to harm the ones that they were having a problem with? Yes, the police are there to protect...So, if you don't want the knuckle-head hurt that you're calling the police on, then handle the situation yourself and leave the police out of it! If a cop had not have responded then no one would have gotten hurt or killed, right? Wrong! The woman may have been the one killed by the man who evidently had no respect for women or police. The one who was shot had evidently tried to harm an officer a few months ago, and he obviously was harming a woman this time or the cops would never had been called in the first place. Grow up people! You should know by now that anytime a police officer responds--especially to a domestic situation--someone could get hurt or shot by the officer who is trying to protect the one he was called to protect! If you think the cops are all bad and worthless, then DON'T call 911! DUH!!
RandomThoughts

Waynesboro, VA

#104 Jun 13, 2013
Was the guy running to the Police Officer for help ?

Oh well , the PD will get it all straight before they talk .

Its become very common from culpepper to Nelson over the past few years .

Safer on the West side of Afton .
RandomThoughts

Waynesboro, VA

#105 Jun 13, 2013
I really want to go to the Look3 in C-ville today if the weather doesnt effect it .

Havent had time to finish up getting my Concealed Carry so I need a flak jacket .

I figure if I manage to get away from the thugs the cops will drop me if I happen to J-walk as I get away .

Maybe I will pretend I am handicapped and go in a wheelchair.

NO WAIT ... that wont work either, the thugs may cut me some slack the cops will toss me out of it .

oh well
RandomThoughts

Waynesboro, VA

#106 Jun 13, 2013
I know .

I will get me one of those Man Daddy pregant suits .

Maybe I have a chance.

Oh wait .... that wont work either in the Peoples Republic of C-ville

any ideas .

And NO keeping my *** in Crimora is not one of them.

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