Police chase across three counties ends in fatal shooting

Jul 20, 2012 Read more: Charleston Gazette 76

Police opened fire and shot and killed a man early Friday morning, after he led police from several agencies on a police chase across at least three counties.

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#22 Jul 21, 2012
Why invoke the name of Chief Jordan. He is no longer there. What will be interesting to see is the process w/in the department followed by the Interim Chief Oxley during this police action that took place in the wee hours of the morning.

What involvement did he have in the situation? Why was the decision made to allow the chase to continue when there was no real underlying crime to justify the chase. When the officer in pursuit could have been called off and a warrant subsequently issued for the drivers arrest for fleeing from the police. They had the license plate.

But we do not have all the information the police had in making their decisions so we will just have to wait until the State Police release their investigation.
smdh

Crozet, VA

#23 Jul 21, 2012
mdk wrote:
Pigs hate to run!!!
remember that comment should you need their help.
Laughs first laughs last

Lodi, OH

#24 Jul 21, 2012
Maybe Casebolt should have been called, he and Young are fighting corruption in Nitro. Lmao!
Stood By Too Long

Wharton, WV

#25 Jul 21, 2012
I'm usually one of the first people to call out any officer for their mistakes. But this was handled in the best way it could be. The man had every chance in the world to give up. It wouldn't matter if it was an officer who shot him or another civilian. Both have the right to protect themselves from bodily harm. In this situation the police had every right to assume that someone who would lead them on such a big dangerous chase, was more than capable of shooting someone. Had the man not been taken down when he was, he could have injured or killed anyone within range of a firearm. The man knew the consequences and made his choice accordingly. Good job to all involved.
Laughs first laughs last

Lodi, OH

#26 Jul 21, 2012
Stood By Too Long wrote:
I'm usually one of the first people to call out any officer for their mistakes. But this was handled in the best way it could be. The man had every chance in the world to give up. It wouldn't matter if it was an officer who shot him or another civilian. Both have the right to protect themselves from bodily harm. In this situation the police had every right to assume that someone who would lead them on such a big dangerous chase, was more than capable of shooting someone. Had the man not been taken down when he was, he could have injured or killed anyone within range of a firearm. The man knew the consequences and made his choice accordingly. Good job to all involved.
Ok. Another Casebolt supporter. He's fighting crime and corruption, what happened? He didn't know what to do and he doesn't have a qualified police chief. Lmao! Duh Case! You are a case! Lol!
Stood By Too Long

Charleston, WV

#27 Jul 21, 2012
Laughs first laughs last wrote:
<quoted text>Ok. Another Casebolt supporter. He's fighting crime and corruption, what happened? He didn't know what to do and he doesn't have a qualified police chief. Lmao! Duh Case! You are a case! Lol!
Did you read what I said? Don't have any knowledge of any police chief. Only the situation outlined in the article.
Lmao

Lodi, OH

#28 Jul 21, 2012
Stood By Too Long wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you read what I said? Don't have any knowledge of any police chief. Only the situation outlined in the article.
That's the problem Einstein!!
Stood By Too Long

Charleston, WV

#29 Jul 21, 2012
Lmao wrote:
<quoted text>That's the problem Einstein!!
You are just talking out your ass.
;-)

Charleston, WV

#30 Jul 21, 2012
Tarah wrote:
People never cease to amaze me.. If the cops wouldve just let the guy go and continue driving like a mad person and wrecked and killed, lets say a family of 4 traveling home from vacation, well this thread would say why didnt they do more blah blah blah! I am not a huge fan of how our law enforcement handle ALL issues, however when they are doing their jobs and they react to a situation like this i surely wouldnt be pointing any fingers and making judgement calls when you dont know what actually happened out there!
Well said!
Thought Police

Parkersburg, WV

#31 Jul 22, 2012
You people are brainwashed. What if your child made a mistake and ran from the police? Do you think that you would feel any differently if they had murdered your child instead? People make mistakes, some worse than others. Running from the police is not the same as intending to commit murder. They could have just as easily called off the chase to prevent danger to the public. They didn't have to kill anyone. Just because they have a badge doesn't mean they are judge, jury, and executioner. In most of your minds the police can do no wrong, but you are sadly mistaken. I am hearing about more and more local police killing people and asking questions after, this is not good. It is not their job to kill criminals it is their job to arrest them. We are headed for a police state in this country and you fucking idiots are grinning ear to ear about it. Wait until some halfwit cop chases down and kills one of YOUR relatives for a minor crime, then we will see how you feel about it.
butchie79

Keego Harbor, MI

#32 Jul 22, 2012
Who knew wrote:
Oh yes, jack Jordan would have stopped that guy right in his tracks! Poor nitro!
. Did not bring jordans name in this...just saying because casebolt took out our chief, nitro was left with none to handle this situation! Once again, nitro was left standing with egg on our face because of an incompetent mayor! Casebolt just should've thought out things before he jumped to "re-pay " favors. No, I don't think that Jordan could've made things turn out any different, but he is a vetern cop so who knows? Had he been chief and was called, he would've probably been there and maybe because of his many years of experience, been able to have handled things diffently. I'm not saying he was a "super cop" just an experienced one.
Stood By Too Long

Danville, WV

#33 Jul 22, 2012
Thought Police wrote:
You people are brainwashed. What if your child made a mistake and ran from the police? Do you think that you would feel any differently if they had murdered your child instead? People make mistakes, some worse than others. Running from the police is not the same as intending to commit murder. They could have just as easily called off the chase to prevent danger to the public. They didn't have to kill anyone. Just because they have a badge doesn't mean they are judge, jury, and executioner. In most of your minds the police can do no wrong, but you are sadly mistaken. I am hearing about more and more local police killing people and asking questions after, this is not good. It is not their job to kill criminals it is their job to arrest them. We are headed for a police state in this country and you fucking idiots are grinning ear to ear about it. Wait until some halfwit cop chases down and kills one of YOUR relatives for a minor crime, then we will see how you feel about it.
To start with not perusing him would have been the most irresponsible thing to do. Even if dangerous, a police chase gives at least some power to the officers and ultimately ends with the suspect no longer endangering those around himself. Secondly, this guy wasn't shot because he ran. He was shot because that's clearly what he wanted to happen. He ran and risked many lives over getting tossed out of a casino. Then when police got him stopped, he knowingly made a gesture that forced the police to take action or risk their own safety. I agree that officers should be making executive decisions with people's lives. But under the said circumstances, they had the right to defend themselves and each other
Nitro73

Nitro, WV

#34 Jul 22, 2012
Stood By Too Long wrote:
<quoted text>
To start with not perusing him would have been the most irresponsible thing to do. Even if dangerous, a police chase gives at least some power to the officers and ultimately ends with the suspect no longer endangering those around himself. Secondly, this guy wasn't shot because he ran. He was shot because that's clearly what he wanted to happen. He ran and risked many lives over getting tossed out of a casino. Then when police got him stopped, he knowingly made a gesture that forced the police to take action or risk their own safety. I agree that officers should be making executive decisions with people's lives. But under the said circumstances, they had the right to defend themselves and each other
It is a very sad situation and I hate that anyone was killed. However, what would you he saying if they hadnt shot him and then the suspect opened fire on people around? Then you would be griping saying the police didnt do their job in protecting the innocent. When you run from the police you have to expect it wont end good!
Lnt8464

Nitro, WV

#35 Jul 22, 2012
butchie79 wrote:
<quoted text>. Did not bring jordans name in this...just saying because casebolt took out our chief, nitro was left with none to handle this situation! Once again, nitro was left standing with egg on our face because of an incompetent mayor! Casebolt just should've thought out things before he jumped to "re-pay " favors. No, I don't think that Jordan could've made things turn out any different, but he is a vetern cop so who knows? Had he been chief and was called, he would've probably been there and maybe because of his many years of experience, been able to have handled things diffently. I'm not saying he was a "super cop" just an experienced one.
Oh good grief! I have heard it all now! You are blaming the mayor! Lololol do u see how ridiculous that sounds? You will blame him for anything. The fact is getting Jordán out of there was the ONLY choices there was for making Nitro a trustworthy place again. The mayor got rid of people he felt were dishonest and that is HIS RIGHT! It is his right to clean house and work with people he trusts!!! Not one single thing would have been different with Jordán there (except if Jordán knew the guy) of course. Before you go saying that im drinking the kool aide....no im not. Before the election I didnt know too much about the mayor. I only knew that the city needed cleaned out and thats what happened. Were heading in the right direction so you better get on board. As a retired police officer I will tell you that those officer did what they are trained to do. Im sure this isnt easy on them either.
ThinBlueLine

Dunbar, WV

#36 Jul 22, 2012
Thought Police wrote:
You people are brainwashed. What if your child made a mistake and ran from the police? Do you think that you would feel any differently if they had murdered your child instead? People make mistakes, some worse than others. Running from the police is not the same as intending to commit murder. They could have just as easily called off the chase to prevent danger to the public. They didn't have to kill anyone. Just because they have a badge doesn't mean they are judge, jury, and executioner. In most of your minds the police can do no wrong, but you are sadly mistaken. I am hearing about more and more local police killing people and asking questions after, this is not good. It is not their job to kill criminals it is their job to arrest them. We are headed for a police state in this country and you fucking idiots are grinning ear to ear about it. Wait until some halfwit cop chases down and kills one of YOUR relatives for a minor crime, then we will see how you feel about it.
your the idiot you think you have all the answers well genius tell me how that police are killing more ad more people I mean I haven't heard of that much why don't you bring up some instances of actual occurrences besides Jerry jones (may he rest in piece) what are you one of those guys that have been arrested by the cops because you got caught doing something you weren't supposed to be doing or are you one of those occupy wall street slugs that doesn't want to earn an honest living, tell you what shit neck before you start judging us why don't you walk in our shoes a while, I have been in law enforcement for three years been in the military for 10 an I think I have you figured out.
ThinBlueLine

Dunbar, WV

#37 Jul 22, 2012
ThinBlueLine wrote:
<quoted text>your the idiot you think you have all the answers well genius tell me how that police are killing more ad more people I mean I haven't heard of that much why don't you bring up some instances of actual occurrences besides Jerry jones (may he rest in piece) what are you one of those guys that have been arrested by the cops because you got caught doing something you weren't supposed to be doing or are you one of those occupy wall street slugs that doesn't want to earn an honest living, tell you what shit neck before you start judging us why don't you walk in our shoes a while, I have been in law enforcement for three years been in the military for 10 an I think I have you figured out.
oh and by the way if I knew who you were and you needed help yeah I would still help you, I might not like you but it is still my job.
NitroFox

Nitro, WV

#38 Jul 22, 2012
ThinBlueLine wrote:
<quoted text>
oh and by the way if I knew who you were and you needed help yeah I would still help you, I might not like you but it is still my job.
No worries! Most of us appreciate the work of an HONEST police officer. Its just the criminals and the Casebolt haters that want to make it look like the police dept is falling apart because Jordan is gone. The rest of us know how hard you work every day and appreciate it!
butchie79

Plymouth, MI

#39 Jul 22, 2012
Lnt8464 wrote:
<quoted text>Oh good grief! I have heard it all now! You are blaming the mayor! Lololol do u see how ridiculous that sounds? You will blame him for anything. The fact is getting Jordán out of there was the ONLY choices there was for making Nitro a trustworthy place again. The mayor got rid of people he felt were dishonest and that is HIS RIGHT! It is his right to clean house and work with people he trusts!!! Not one single thing would have been different with Jordán there (except if Jordán knew the guy) of course. Before you go saying that im drinking the kool aide....no im not. Before the election I didnt know too much about the mayor. I only knew that the city needed cleaned out and thats what happened. Were heading in the right direction so you better get on board. As a retired police officer I will tell you that those officer did what they are trained to do. Im sure this isnt easy on them either.
maybe you should've ACTUALLY read what I wrote....did NOT blame the mayor for this shooting, Dummy, just said that since he had already made up his mind to fire Jordan he should've had all his ducks in a row and been ready with his replacement! Those officers should've had leadership there with them. It might not have changed the outcome but it probably would have made that officer feel better not to just swing out there in the wind by himself! Yes, the mayor can pick his executives...but he needs to be ready to be scrutinized for his choices like he used to do the former administration, and not whine because not all agrees with him. With him choosing only his "buddies" he's got to know what wrath that was going to bring on him. My only advice to him is that if he's going to continue down this path he better develop a "thick skin".
Oh please

Columbus, OH

#40 Jul 22, 2012
Im surprised that Casebolt and the NPD is getting along. But just give that time. Bahhbahhhbahhhhh
NitroFox

Nitro, WV

#41 Jul 22, 2012
butchie79 wrote:
<quoted text> maybe you should've ACTUALLY read what I wrote....did NOT blame the mayor for this shooting, Dummy, just said that since he had already made up his mind to fire Jordan he should've had all his ducks in a row and been ready with his replacement! Those officers should've had leadership there with them. It might not have changed the outcome but it probably would have made that officer feel better not to just swing out there in the wind by himself! Yes, the mayor can pick his executives...but he needs to be ready to be scrutinized for his choices like he used to do the former administration, and not whine because not all agrees with him. With him choosing only his "buddies" he's got to know what wrath that was going to bring on him. My only advice to him is that if he's going to continue down this path he better develop a "thick skin".
Hmmm by this comment...I know exactly who you are!!

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