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Trooper shoots driver after chase in Lakeland

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whistleblower

Valdosta, GA

#1 Oct 3, 2011
A lot of you have heard about the incident that occurred on Sept. 20 in Lakeland where a state trooper shot Travis Spikes. What you haven't heard is this man was shot 3 times-not the 2 times that is being reported. The shot you are not informed of was the one that shot off the top of his ear. I believe the media is leaving this out because they don't want the public to know that the trooper tried to kill this man. And why not? Wasn't it reported that he jumped out and pointed a weapon at the troopers? Wouldn't the trooper be justified? Sure, but not if Travis never even looked back after exiting the vehicle. Not if all three injuries came from behind while the suspect was running. Another thing, if Travis is being charged for two counts of aggravated assault on an officer, why did only one officer feel threatened? Only one of the state troopers fired all those shots at Spikes. The order of when the shots hit Spikes isn't even right. Travis is going to have to face the charges of having that stolen property, but that trooper should definitely be under investigation as well.
Hey Blower

Gray, GA

#2 Oct 3, 2011
Just ask ole "Nick". He said he was there when it all went down. Kinda sounds like maybe he fired those shots, what cho think?
duh

United States

#3 Oct 3, 2011
The trooper was running and fired at dumb dumb when he turned with a firearm toward him. Sounds like some good shooting from a Trooper in motion! Too bad the tax payers have to suffer now!
Airman

Valdosta, GA

#4 Oct 4, 2011
I'm curious how you know any of this is true? Are you in law enforcement? Do you have access to the official reports? Or are you just going off what this future felon told you? And you find me a law enforcement officer who tries to "wound" and i'll show you an officer who will probably reach an early grave. You shoot to end the threat. Period.
whistleblower wrote:
A lot of you have heard about the incident that occurred on Sept. 20 in Lakeland where a state trooper shot Travis Spikes. What you haven't heard is this man was shot 3 times-not the 2 times that is being reported. The shot you are not informed of was the one that shot off the top of his ear. I believe the media is leaving this out because they don't want the public to know that the trooper tried to kill this man. And why not? Wasn't it reported that he jumped out and pointed a weapon at the troopers? Wouldn't the trooper be justified? Sure, but not if Travis never even looked back after exiting the vehicle. Not if all three injuries came from behind while the suspect was running. Another thing, if Travis is being charged for two counts of aggravated assault on an officer, why did only one officer feel threatened? Only one of the state troopers fired all those shots at Spikes. The order of when the shots hit Spikes isn't even right. Travis is going to have to face the charges of having that stolen property, but that trooper should definitely be under investigation as well.
sad

Douglas, GA

#5 Oct 6, 2011
The bad thing is, he is still alive. Now we have to pay for him. SAD.
whistleblower

Valdosta, GA

#6 Jan 7, 2012
That is so sad. What is all that training for then? If an officer has to bury everyone that poses a threat to them... The only thing I can say is don't believe all that you read in the papers. Hmm but let's just say you do...if the trooper felt so threatened and shot Spikes upon him turning around, then why did all of his wounds enter from behind? Fact. Wouldn't one of them have entered from the front of the suspect? Read the articles again. Spikes supposedly turned around, pointed the weapon, got shot, dropped the weapon, then ran until he collapsed. Wouldn't that mean that while he was running away, he didn't even have a weapon anymore? Come on people. I know we hate to see criminals get off on technicalities but a blind man can see something is wrong with the trooper's story.
mark -ER

Carrollton, GA

#7 Jan 28, 2012
It should be a FELONY to run from a cop.Its sad the trooper didnt KILL THE GUY.Now the georgia tax payers will have to pay out thousands of dollars on this skanks court battle,when if the cop had killed him, you can spend a one time $3000 and your free of the scum.If your not doing anything wrong, what do you have to lose?
whistleblower

Mankato, MN

#8 Jun 23, 2012
Sheer ignorance. Travis Spikes will have his day, but so will the incompetent trooper that shot him.
mr woodcock

Ford City, PA

#9 Jun 27, 2012
My dear Whistle blower you do live up to your name a BLOW HARD I would like to see you go after the likes of spikes or any other criminal for that matter, you would most likely piss your pants. As for the Trooper he did what the Law allowed him to do look it up dummy go to any library if your not to lazy. Before you open that hole you call a mouth know the fact it is sadly apparent you dont have a clue so go home and suck your thumb and we will most definitely call you when a dangerous felon is on the loose. CRY BABY

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