Police: Shooter took aim at head

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Sammy Santos lifted the gun just inches from the man's face and squeezed the trigger.
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Darwin

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Mar 5, 2008
 
It is an unfortuneate day when my friend gets shot and my first concern is about capturing my 15 minutes of fame as a "gangsta" for a small circle of hoodlums.

Mr. Heppler, you sir, are a pathetic waste of flesh and clearly the result of inbreeding.

On a side note, best of luck to Mr. Mike Paris (the victim's brother) in his release and rehabilitation.

Mr. Heppler likes to suggest that "snitches" are bad persons. But if Mr. Paris was not himself a cocaine dealer then CID "AA" would not have benefitted from the "snitch". People should not sell cocaine. It is sort of a law.

In the long run, perhaps it is best that "AA" helped the police because otherwise it could have been Mike who was shot, only with the result being death. Yet you continue to show your ignorance by not seeing the forest through the trees.
CJG

Easthampton, MA

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Mar 5, 2008
 
All this argues for forced sterilization of anyone found on the streets of Pittsfield after 6 PM

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Mar 5, 2008
 
Imagine that, criminals with guns fighting over drug territory in Pittsfield...all the while legal gun owners can't carry concealed...go figure.
SAL

Lincolnton, NC

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Mar 5, 2008
 
What a mess-- Santos should be left in jail for 30 years-- maybe he might finally grow up. The restaurant should me cleaned up-- having a drink with friends is one thing-- carrying around a gun, getting drunk, and shooting people is another--

Why does Massachusetts even allow guns to be owned for people just so they can carry them around?

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Mar 5, 2008
 
They don't it's pretty difficult to own guns in MA, but oddly criminals carry them all the time.
Elizabeth01201

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Mar 5, 2008
 
Darwin wrote:
It is an unfortuneate day when my friend gets shot and my first concern is about capturing my 15 minutes of fame as a "gangsta" for a small circle of hoodlums.
Mr. Heppler, you sir, are a pathetic waste of flesh and clearly the result of inbreeding.
On a side note, best of luck to Mr. Mike Paris (the victim's brother) in his release and rehabilitation.
Mr. Heppler likes to suggest that "snitches" are bad persons. But if Mr. Paris was not himself a cocaine dealer then CID "AA" would not have benefitted from the "snitch". People should not sell cocaine. It is sort of a law.
In the long run, perhaps it is best that "AA" helped the police because otherwise it could have been Mike who was shot, only with the result being death. Yet you continue to show your ignorance by not seeing the forest through the trees.
If anyone has any question as to WHY this Heppler would ever want to videotape his friend bleeding out in his car, writhing in pain and wondering if he's gonna live, I have the answer from his own words right here, and you can verify this post:

http://www.topix.com/forum/source/berkshire-e...

SCROLL DOWN TO #114...he uses his REAL name (ROB HEPPLER) as we can all see. I'll be alerting the Eagle as to his real reasons for videotaping this event. Don't stop and think it was any altruistic reason on behalf of his friend Jeff or for "evidence"

" Rob Heppler
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Hello, I find all these comments hilarious. Instead of worrying about your own lives your stuck here fighting about something your not involved in. "Karma"?! ok buddah, let me know when the Dahli Llama arrives in pittsfield for all the good karma your producing. The "N" word? pfffttt its a **** word, what would you call me if I shot your brother? And the shooter isn't helping his strong cultured background to deserve being called anything other than that. I took the video because I document my life, The Paris' had no idea about the video they never saw the camera. And all you nosy dorks made me have the most popular video on youtube, and send over 5,000 hits to my website because you can't mind your business. Well dinner is on me guys.. cuz those google ads pay pretty well for ignorant sheep which is the entire town of Pittsfield, I'm amazed you clowns can read or use a computer. And guess what... since none of you have anything worth documenting about your own lives you will keep going to my site to hate on me. I accomplished exactly what I knew would happen, long live freedom of speech and mindless dead sheep which is the entire Berkshire county. Give yourselves a hand! Or wait till your done jerking off.
I use my real name, and everyone knows where I live, make sure you bring a gun and a dog and come see me! snitches "
Elizabeth01201

Queensbury, NY

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Mar 5, 2008
 
And as for those disgusting cowards thinking they're all that cause they got guns, I hope someone rips your cherry a** open in prison, where you'll be spending the rest of your pathetic lives. I've dated some a**holes in my day, oh yeah, but I have yet to date one that has a criminal record with violent offenses longer than a fuc*n international airline flight and bring him around my KIDS!! If that wasn't bad enough, you go out and help him try to kill some dude at a bar?? THAT HE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW??(Not that it would be alright if he did..) and then help him drive away like the pu**ies you guys are and THEN hide the fu*kn car?? Bi**ch you don't need to be having kids!! You a**holes have about as much respect as the Taliban! Throw them all away in the trash where they belong starting with Mr. 9mm Gangsta Wannabe. Personal recognizance my A**...probably find the fuc**n gun hidden in one her kids' toys
CJG

Easthampton, MA

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Mar 5, 2008
 
Sal, I'm the guy you'll want around when you're in MacDonalds and some nitwit comes in to take you and your family out and go down in a blaze of glory. I carry a gun, legally, and you'd never know it, because I am the most polite, amiable person you'll ever meet. I have, as Mark Twain said, " the quiet confidence of a Christian holding four aces."
SAL

Lincolnton, NC

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Mar 5, 2008
 
Is all this so really terribly important?? We all, men AND women, think feel and worry in different ways. Time to move on.
Rob Heppler

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Mar 5, 2008
 
I'm sorry for that remark. You people are allot easier to rile up then i had thought. If you knew anything about youtube or the internet, you would know there is no way for me to profit off this, once again proving how easy it is to get you all excited and keep you in front of your computer. I deal in limited edition fashion and Jeff seemed to like it, so anything I get I will gladly pass on to him. If you'd like to learn more about me or why i would video this even, feel free to "google" my name, there is plenty of information out there. Unfortunately nothing will happen if I google your name, because Dairy Queen doesn't celebrate its employees, and being a single mother won't get you into anyones "top 8" in myspace. Rest your neck, your not gonna change the world, and your opinion doesn't matter.. you should have learned that by now.
Mayor

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Mar 5, 2008
 
You all got it wrong! I ran on a platform of "culture and nature in harmony" The victim is culture and the shooter is nature and they're both in harmony in Pittsfield where they belong. Meet me and Bill Hines at Spice and we'll have a $20.00 hot dog and talk about it...
Your Mayor...Jimmy R.
Elizabeth01201

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Mar 5, 2008
 
Rob Heppler wrote:
I'm sorry for that remark. You people are allot easier to rile up then i had thought. If you knew anything about youtube or the internet, you would know there is no way for me to profit off this, once again proving how easy it is to get you all excited and keep you in front of your computer. I deal in limited edition fashion and Jeff seemed to like it, so anything I get I will gladly pass on to him. If you'd like to learn more about me or why i would video this even, feel free to "google" my name, there is plenty of information out there. Unfortunately nothing will happen if I google your name, because Dairy Queen doesn't celebrate its employees, and being a single mother won't get you into anyones "top 8" in myspace. Rest your neck, your not gonna change the world, and your opinion doesn't matter.. you should have learned that by now.
Oh no apologies necessary and no, I don't feel the need to google your name and look at your rap sheet and "documentary" videos about how you are all that and everyone else sucks. No, I know enough from reading your posts: An a**hole is an a**hole is an a**hole my dear. I'm not too concerned about getting into anyone's top 8 on myspace and I'm really not too concerned about your opinion of my opinion. But I do have one question...if you can manage a straight answer: if all us single mother Dairy Queen employees whose opinions don't matter and who will never change anything...what the hell is your holiness talking to us for? GET THE FU*K OUT OF HERE. Go back to... Pepperell??
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Mar 5, 2008
 
I just think it's funny that his brother is talking about shooting the fair one or whatever because them guys have a rep for jumping people. And they've pulled guns on people themselves. They might not have shot it but that's not the point. Pittsfield might as well just shut down all these bars. Every weekend something goes down at pepe's, sabors, or somewhere else.
Mayor

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Mar 5, 2008
 
Now now now can't we all just get along and enjoy the wonderful benefits I've brought to Pittsfield? Instead of Hermann's and Pepe's why don't you all go to the wonderful Colonial Theater that I Jimmy R brought to Pittsfield, or go to Spice which I Jimmy R brought to Pittsfield, or head over to Burger which I Jimmy R brought to Pittsfield, see there are all kinds of cultural places to go in Pittsfield, because I Jimmy R am YOUR Mayor bringing culture and nature in harmony to you in living color. Meet me and Bill Hines at the bar after work, park around back and be careful not to scratch his Audi or one of my four vehicles I might be driving. And just remember...Happiness is living in a town where Jimmy R is your Mayor!!
Darwin

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Mar 5, 2008
 
Mr. Heppler suggesting "googling" his name, apparently as an opportunity to learn just how much of a pathetic loser he is. Following is an excerpt from an interview:

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Question: You say you spent 4 years in prison, do you mind taking a moment to briefly explain what happened and your experience while locked up?
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Heppler: When I was 18 I stabbed a homosexual 36 year old man 13 times in the face, cut his throat, took his money and his car, and bounced. I got a sentence of 4-6 years and although there were some very scary times, it was mostly like high school with no classes! This is also were I learned everything about sneakers.

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Also, his nick name is "Hep Dog" due to his contraction of hepatitus.
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And somehow he has the audacity to suggest that he is more prominent than both hard working blue class workers as well as tough, independent single mothers.
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I honestly believe that he believes he is somehow important or relevant. He is, if anything, a human car crash.
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Mar 5, 2008
 
Now now now can't we all just get along and enjoy the wonderful benefits I've brought to Pittsfield? Instead of Hermann's and Pepe's why don't you all go to the wonderful Colonial Theater that I Jimmy R brought to Pittsfield, or go to Spice which I Jimmy R brought to Pittsfield, or head over to Burger which I Jimmy R brought to Pittsfield, see there are all kinds of cultural places to go in Pittsfield, because I Jimmy R am YOUR Mayor bringing culture and nature in harmony to you in living color. Meet me and Bill Hines at the bar after work, park around back and be careful not to scratch his Audi or one of my four vehicles I might be driving. And just remember...Happiness is living in a town where Jimmy R is your Mayor!!
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Mar 5, 2008
 
Darwin wrote:
Mr. Heppler suggesting "googling" his name, apparently as an opportunity to learn just how much of a pathetic loser he is. Following is an excerpt from an interview:
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Question: You say you spent 4 years in prison, do you mind taking a moment to briefly explain what happened and your experience while locked up?
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Heppler: When I was 18 I stabbed a homosexual 36 year old man 13 times in the face, cut his throat, took his money and his car, and bounced. I got a sentence of 4-6 years and although there were some very scary times, it was mostly like high school with no classes! This is also were I learned everything about sneakers.
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Also, his nick name is "Hep Dog" due to his contraction of hepatitus.
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And somehow he has the audacity to suggest that he is more prominent than both hard working blue class workers as well as tough, independent single mothers.
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I honestly believe that he believes he is somehow important or relevant. He is, if anything, a human car crash.
ROFLMAO I can't believe it...I was joking when I talked about not googling rap sheet and here you go out and find it, plus other fantastic quotes where he's sticking his sh*t shoe in his half-wit stink hole!! Beautiful! I still say no one deserves to be shot but I'm wondering that it's really too bad it happened to Jeff and not Mr. Heppler if it had to happen to anyone...
Liz

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Mar 5, 2008
 
Darwin wrote:
Mr. Heppler suggesting "googling" his name, apparently as an opportunity to learn just how much of a pathetic loser he is. Following is an excerpt from an interview:
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Question: You say you spent 4 years in prison, do you mind taking a moment to briefly explain what happened and your experience while locked up?
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Heppler: When I was 18 I stabbed a homosexual 36 year old man 13 times in the face, cut his throat, took his money and his car, and bounced. I got a sentence of 4-6 years and although there were some very scary times, it was mostly like high school with no classes! This is also were I learned everything about sneakers.
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Also, his nick name is "Hep Dog" due to his contraction of hepatitus.
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And somehow he has the audacity to suggest that he is more prominent than both hard working blue class workers as well as tough, independent single mothers.
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I honestly believe that he believes he is somehow important or relevant. He is, if anything, a human car crash.
hahaha, that is great! I agree! I just don't understand who they think they are? A human car crash.... well put.
Laken

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Mar 5, 2008
 
I can't believe that people are giving all this attention to useless crap. There are homeless people, drug addicts and starving kids in Pittsfield too. Does anyone care or post comments about that ? NOT !! I feel bad for the victim, no one deserves that. At first, "Hep Dog", I was wondering why everyone was giving you crap but now I see why, you're degrading people for having opinions. Your mother was probably a single mother, you probably didn't graduate HS and never dreamt of going to college, you probably don't have a job (if you do it's because it's Court ordered) and you'll never be a prodcutive member of society so live it up while you can because sooner or later you'll be right back in jail. Pittsfield needs more cops to keep the trash out....Wastes of space....
Darwin

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Mar 5, 2008
 
from Laken - "I can't believe that people are giving all this attention to useless crap. There are homeless people, drug addicts and starving kids in Pittsfield too. Does anyone care or post comments about that?"
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I admit that I am a bit ashamed for paying so much attention to the mroe dramatic portions of this matter. But I do find it to be the forum for such.
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Having a forum for what you mention is VERY important, which is why I donated about $30,000 in 2007 to organizations that aid and assist the less-well-to-do of Berkshire County. But, respectfully, this just is not that forum.

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