Police Kill Bank Robbery Suspect In M...

Police Kill Bank Robbery Suspect In Mansfield

There are 18 comments on the WBZ TV story from Apr 25, 2008, titled Police Kill Bank Robbery Suspect In Mansfield. In it, WBZ TV reports that:

Police shot and killed a suspected bank robber in Mansfield, after he allegedly confronted the officers "in a threatening manner" and appeared to reach for a weapon after they repeatedly asked him to stop. via WBZ TV

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cjmom

Foxboro, MA

#2 Apr 25, 2008
Are you kidding????? A least a dozen casings? And the boy didn't even have a gun. The police were using him for target practice. Remember, he was only 20 years old!
Michael C

Manchester, NH

#3 Apr 25, 2008
cjmom.., Are you a MORON? GOD, you speak of what you don't know. I DO know what I am talking about and it was completely JUSTIFIED. When you commit NUMEROUS robberies of banks and you get caught by police and refuse to put up your hands, then reach into the vehicle and point something that looks like a gun at the police you leave the police little choice. They didn't use him for target practice.(only a statement an idiot would make). Guess what...when your life is in danger as a police officer and there are four or five of you and you each fire 3 shots...that equals 12-15 shots. Get it? Duh! BTW, 20 year old "boys" can kill just as fast as 35 year old men, and so on. IGNORANCE of the highest degree...that's you in a nutshell
Kelsey

Rehoboth, MA

#4 Apr 27, 2008
Yeah well for all of u pieces of shit, he was a good man who was badly influensed by MR.Moore, he was a gentelman a loveing sweet guy he just had one problem and that problem caused him his life. His mother and family are heart broken its not just one more "Thats just one less knucklehead you have to deal with tomorrow"" The police were using him for target practice. Remember, he was only 20 years old!" yea thats proablly true since he was shot in the head and they said they were just tryn to get him down so they could arrest him cuz he wasnt actin right.."I DO know what I am talking about and it was completely JUSTIFIED. When you commit NUMEROUS robberies of banks and you get caught by police and refuse to put up your hands, then reach into the vehicle and point something that looks like a gun" first of all where u there dought it and he did come out n put his hands up he jsut wouldnt get on the ground, he wasnt in the right state of mind he had a horrible drug adiction and need help not to be shot dead with the picture of his dead body layn on the ground for his family to see u fuckn piece of shit with no fuckn heart he was a good guy and he was really loved and will always b loved and missed so go fuck urself and imagen if it was ur brother, son, boyfriend, friend anything and lets see how u feel then.. RIP Davey
his fiancee

Rehoboth, MA

#5 Apr 27, 2008
why dont u guys just leave it alone u dont know him he wasnt like that he didnt know a school was there he didnt have a gun he was a victim to a bad diease that he faught for a long time the news n papers lie i know him he saved my life from a bad relationship n basically raised my kids and know my heart is gone but you people will never know the true him so why dont u let his family mourn in peace and seriously let him rest in peace he had a heart of gold at least he had recovered and sadly hit bottom again unlike moore who never tried to clean up his life ........ its easy to blame it all on the one who is gone its a horrible situation so every one needs to let it be n yea they could have aimed else where but i know hell be opening heavens gates for me i love you baby mwah day day they cant take our memories they took my hear the day the took ur life but i am blessewd to have been loved n shown true love n if i never have it again that is okay as long as i got to share it with you your my teddy bear 2 against the world so please let us mourn in peace n let him rest in peace it could have been ur family member seriously
Liberal State

New York, NY

#6 Apr 28, 2008
I feel very bad for the officers involved as this is something they will carry with them for the rest of their lives, but they had to do their job and did what they were trained to do. When several officers have you surrounded with guns drawn, you do what you are told. After a 15 minute standoff, he put his hands in his pockets when he went to take them out is what was referred to as a "threatening manner" there was no choice but to shoot him. Yes it is sad, but there is no one to blame but Moore and Semenza. It it the liberal thinking around MA that likely caused this is in the first place. If Moore was the one who put him up to it, then it is a shame. This idiot has a very long record and should have been put behind bars long ago. It is this bleeding heart mentality that makes me sick. What the hell is wrong with people around here? I can't believe Moore is not in jail already dues to previous crimes and felonies, what the hell!

I am not a callous asshole, and it is sad that this 20 yr old man has lost his life for $4600, but you mess around like that and this is what happens. STOP BLAMING THE POLICE!!! If people were a bit more scared of the law, maybe it would be more effective. Nowadays, you commit a crime and get a slap on the wrist...no more capital punishment, sentencing is weak, and the law is not respected. I bet you won't see another bank robbery in Mansfield for a long time, we don't mess around!
sad

United States

#7 Apr 30, 2008
the police were not doing their job. their job is to protect people not shoot them dead. It doesn't matter how old he was he had no weapon. it doesn't matter how long he didn't lie down he had no weapon, it didn't matter how irratic he was he had no weapon. why are the police killing people for stealing from a bank? a corporation that steals our money, God forbid you write a check and it bounces by accident? bank that steals our money. charges high interest for loans and gives us low interest for using our money. Corporation people. Why are the police killing for them? why are you people condoning it? making this guy out to be a monster? it could be any one of you! you could some day loose your job and be a pay check away from being homeless. when you're desparate you do despareate things. hopefully not to the extreme where you would steal. I'm not conding robbery. but come on have some compassion for those who aren't as healthy in mind as others. Being shot dead because you wouldn't lie down?
sad justification

Quincy, MA

#8 May 1, 2008
I do not agree with "sad" comments. The police WERE doing their job and the fact of the matter is, you were not there, you do not know what happened. The suspect did say he had a gun and then reached in his pocket. They didn't shoot him for robbing a bank, this isn't a killing for that. This suspect was high on herion and telling the police he had a gun and reaching in a threatening manner, near a day care nonetheless. I am not saying this person is a bad person, i do not know him. But the situation was very bad and the outcome is horrible but it is justified. You cannot blame the police for reacting in the correct way to a wrong situation. In the end, he didn't have a weapon, but when you act irractic, rob a bank, are high on heroin and then tell the police you have a weapon, then the situation will most likely not end well.
Marine

United States

#9 May 6, 2008
One less Ahole in the world. Great shooting!! anyone get a head shot?? I hate paying taxes to keep these A-holes in prison. I thank you so very much for saving so much money. 1 box of ammo $25.00, what a great bargain!! Saving me thousands a year.
Matt

Boston, MA

#10 May 7, 2008
Noob wrote:
Good shooting boys. Thats just one less knucklehead you have to deal with tomorrow.
you think this shit is funny...that "knucklehead" was my friend...why dont you come up here to Boston and say some shit like that
Lady

Providence, RI

#11 May 14, 2008
Were you there? Did you hear him? Or are you just perpetuating what people Think they kno?
Wow- hope none of you ever have addiction in your families!
sad justification wrote:
I do not agree with "sad" comments. The police WERE doing their job and the fact of the matter is, you were not there, you do not know what happened. The suspect did say he had a gun and then reached in his pocket. They didn't shoot him for robbing a bank, this isn't a killing for that. This suspect was high on herion and telling the police he had a gun and reaching in a threatening manner, near a day care nonetheless. I am not saying this person is a bad person, i do not know him. But the situation was very bad and the outcome is horrible but it is justified. You cannot blame the police for reacting in the correct way to a wrong situation. In the end, he didn't have a weapon, but when you act irractic, rob a bank, are high on heroin and then tell the police you have a weapon, then the situation will most likely not end well.
Lady

Providence, RI

#12 May 14, 2008
cjmom wrote:
Are you kidding????? A least a dozen casings? And the boy didn't even have a gun. The police were using him for target practice. Remember, he was only 20 years old!
Yup- pretty much seems that way!
Friend

Worcester, MA

#13 May 14, 2008
Wasn't Buddy with David when he robbed the Webster Bank in Stoughton on April 21, 2008.
Nice Boys

AOL

#14 May 15, 2008
Buddy and Dave.
Lady

North Easton, MA

#15 May 20, 2008
Well, everyone seems to have an opinion and those that write as if they were there will definitley be interviewed if they have not already been interviewed.

"Friend" & Nice Boys"- you apparently know more than the police...or perhaps you are the police...or perhaps you robbed the bank!
Lady

North Easton, MA

#16 May 20, 2008
Marine-- Were you in Iraq tough guy- too bad you came back!? Maybe you're just a wannabe!
Marine wrote:
One less Ahole in the world. Great shooting!! anyone get a head shot?? I hate paying taxes to keep these A-holes in prison. I thank you so very much for saving so much money. 1 box of ammo $25.00, what a great bargain!! Saving me thousands a year.
mindy

North Easton, MA

#17 May 20, 2008
Yup-look at all the video clips - the kid was surrounded by police no more than 1 foot away from him on all sides- who are they kidding- they knew he had a CELL PHONE! Justice MUST prevail!
cjmom wrote:
Are you kidding????? A least a dozen casings? And the boy didn't even have a gun. The police were using him for target practice. Remember, he was only 20 years old!
RIP

Brockton, MA

#18 Oct 28, 2008
RIP man me n ur bro are boyz
Donna

Cameron, MO

#19 Mar 28, 2009
I'm curious- how many trigger happy wright county deputies were involved???

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