Chief: Fatal shooting was 'unfortunate'

Chief: Fatal shooting was 'unfortunate'

There are 21 comments on the Hometown Life story from Oct 15, 2007, titled Chief: Fatal shooting was 'unfortunate'. In it, Hometown Life reports that:

“They provoked it. If they hadn't gone into the house, this wouldn't have happened.”

A Westland man was shot and killed by a city police officer Saturday night after he fired a 22-caliber pistol at officers who went to his house to investigate an earlier domestic dispute involving his wife, ... via Hometown Life

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jeff smith

Little Rock, AR

#1 Oct 16, 2007
It doesn't make no sense Chief that Kenneth Sundman would let police into the house then fire his gun at officers into a wall, struggle and then one of your officers would shoot him in the chest. I hope someone see's through this...
Somebody who is not bias

Auburn Hills, MI

#2 Oct 17, 2007
Had you read the story correctly you would know that it states DURING the struggle the gun was fired AT the officers and then lodged in the wall. He didnt fire at the wall, he fired at the officers. After which the officer returned fire. Luckily he was the better shot. Otherwise this story would be about a dead cop. Guess that wouldnt have been Kenneth fault either, huh? And by the way when there is domestic violence with a gun involved the police HAVE to enter to home to investigate. You want them to just go away send the wife home and let him shoot her? Think about how much sense you make. NONE.
jeff smith wrote:
It doesn't make no sense Chief that Kenneth Sundman would let police into the house then fire his gun at officers into a wall, struggle and then one of your officers would shoot him in the chest. I hope someone see's through this...
phil cheboygan

United States

#3 Oct 19, 2007
ken was a good friend he had a mouth but was harmless this stinks he will be missed
big dady g

Pooler, GA

#4 Oct 26, 2007
THE POLICE ARE SUPOOSED TO SERVE AND PROTECT NOT KILLLLLLL. WILL MISS U BUDY
big dady g

Pooler, GA

#5 Oct 26, 2007
HE WAS A LOVING MANN IT STINKS BUT OFFICERS MUST USE TAZZERS THATS WHY THEY HAVE THEM THATS WHY TAX MONEY BOUGHT THEM POLICE NEED TO RESPOND DIFFERENT MAKES ME THINK TWICE TO LET THEM IN OR NOT MISS U BUDDY ALL OF US WILL NEVER FORGET U R.I.P.
big dady g

Pooler, GA

#6 Oct 26, 2007
KEEP YOUR HEAD UP SENIOR GOD SEES EVERYTHING NEVER MISSES A BEAT
blueeyes33

Westland, MI

#7 Oct 31, 2007
big dady g wrote:
THE POLICE ARE SUPOOSED TO SERVE AND PROTECT NOT KILLLLLLL. WILL MISS U BUDY
Cops are supposed to serve and protect , that I agree. The cops were shot at first, they did a routine response because the wife made a formal complaint that he was threating to shoot her. He was oblivious armed and dangerous! If this person did not miss the officers, he would be a cop killer. The officer who fired the fatal shot was proctecting his own life as well as his parTners. Every day they go to work they take on the risk of being killed by unstable people. I AM GRATFUL THAT OUR POLICE OFFICERS PROTECT US EVERY DAY.
MR WRIGHT

Pooler, GA

#8 Nov 17, 2007
blueeyes33 wrote:
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Cops are supposed to serve and protect , that I agree. The cops were shot at first, they did a routine response because the wife made a formal complaint that he was threating to shoot her. He was oblivious armed and dangerous! If this person did not miss the officers, he would be a cop killer. The officer who fired the fatal shot was proctecting his own life as well as his parTners. Every day they go to work they take on the risk of being killed by unstable people. I AM GRATFUL THAT OUR POLICE OFFICERS PROTECT US EVERY DAY.
IF YOUR LUCKY YOU WONT CALL WESTLAND BUT YOUR PROBLY A COP ANY WAY. ONE SHOT ONE KILL IN THE BACK THATS RIGHT IN THE BACK 2 BIG POLICE OFFICERS HAVEING A PROBLEM YEA WRIGHT ALL THE NEIGHBORS SAY ONE GUN SHOT FUNNY HUH
MR WRIGHT

Pooler, GA

#9 Nov 17, 2007
ONE SHOOT THATS WRIGHT ONE SHOT IN THE BACK THIS IS BULL SHIT THEY SHOULD TAKE THOSE BADGES AWAY WESTLAND IS CURRUPT.... TAKE A SPOON. BUBBA! AND SHUV IT
Government Foe

Royal Oak, MI

#10 Nov 18, 2007
How can a person take another person serious when they rant with incoherent, poor grammar and misspelling nonsense?

Simply put, you can't. NEXT!
blueeyes33

Westland, MI

#11 Dec 3, 2007
MR WRIGHT wrote:
ONE SHOOT THATS WRIGHT ONE SHOT IN THE BACK THIS IS BULL SHIT THEY SHOULD TAKE THOSE BADGES AWAY WESTLAND IS CURRUPT.... TAKE A SPOON. BUBBA! AND SHUV IT
I am not a cop but I do know to some extent how it all happened. With any serious incident..many different stories on what really happened, every one has the right to their own opinion. You obvious have one.
waterford

AOL

#12 Jan 4, 2008
First of all his wife didn't even live with him, so she didn't need to be there in the first place. She simply could have left his house and nothing would have happened, but no she had to cause problems and now he is dead.
michigan

Columbus, OH

#13 Jan 9, 2008
I am not shocked to hear some of these responses. Of course it is tragic that a man had to loose his life, I'm sure to some people out their he was a nice person. But shit! Their are a lot of 'nice' people in prison. They just make poor decisions. I guarantee that not one of the individuals who wrote something negative about westland police officers have never been in their shoes. I would like to see someone have a gun pointed at them, shot at them and then not have the other person shoot back. Your right the police do have taser guns but generally you are not going to taser someone who has just shot at you. That is like stepping on someones toe after they have just punched you in your face. Who ever that man was who died made many, many poor decisions in his life. For one he felt that he could threaten, abuse, intimidate and control his partner or ex-partner and nothing would happen to him! Then he took things even farther and pulled a gun out on a cop! This guy is either crazy or just plain stupid. The bottom line is that if anyone were in the shoes of those two officers they would have done the same thing if they had a weapon on them. Dumb, stupid people, I can't stand ignorant people.

Since: Jan 08

Plymouth, MI

#14 Jan 15, 2008
blueeyes33 wrote:
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Cops are supposed to serve and protect , that I agree. The cops were shot at first, they did a routine response because the wife made a formal complaint that he was threating to shoot her. He was oblivious armed and dangerous! If this person did not miss the officers, he would be a cop killer. The officer who fired the fatal shot was proctecting his own life as well as his parTners. Every day they go to work they take on the risk of being killed by unstable people. I AM GRATFUL THAT OUR POLICE OFFICERS PROTECT US EVERY DAY.
I agree!
mr me

Pooler, GA

#15 Jan 17, 2008
you all are stupid you think cops help people they think there above the law,they(pigs)think they dont have to obay the law but inforce it how do you know that shooting was just, it probly wasnt for a fact these pigs turn without blinkers,and you the avarge person try that you get slapped with a $100 dollar fine explain that to the judge. they talk on the phones swerve on our roads but cant give them a ticket drive drunk check it out go to marlkeys pub on warren road in westland on monday nights. count there drinks as they drink them and leave at the end of the night shit faced and go in parking lot and talk to the fello officer on duty and on duty cop says and does nothing,then watch them follow someone else and there going to jail this world is fucked up aint it
mr wright

Pooler, GA

#16 Jan 17, 2008
Mr.me your wright i have seen that at marlkeys they all get free drinks and drive all fucked up but its ok they all live that life.they think there VICK MCKEE ON THAT SHOW THE SHEILD
Government Foe

Royal Oak, MI

#17 Jan 18, 2008
mr wright wrote:
Mr.me your wright i have seen that at marlkeys they all get free drinks and drive all fucked up but its ok they all live that life.they think there VICK MCKEE ON THAT SHOW THE SHEILD
LMAO...yea, that's funny. You pretend to be two people and you still can't spell nor use proper grammar or punctuation marks , yest you have the audacity to call everyone else stupid....LMAO...now that's hilarious. You even have spell checker on your computer and yet, you call everyone else stupid....LMAO.

Look in the mirror my little snafu friend and say three times...."I'm not worthy" Then run along and slap your parents for us.
mr wright

Pooler, GA

#18 Jan 20, 2008
government foe look at yourself in the mirror and say yes i can yes i can and throw that viagra away and please your wife like i can bitcccccchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! !!!!!
Government Foe

Royal Oak, MI

#20 Jan 21, 2008
mr wright wrote:
government foe look at yourself in the mirror and say yes i can yes i can and throw that viagra away and please your wife like i can bitcccccchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! !!!!!
That's it? That's the best you can do? LMFAO

Sit back and watch from the sidelines little boy. It's obvious the results of your IQ test were negative.
Sonya Bailey Roughton

Johnson City, TN

#22 Feb 27, 2008
I have just heard about Ken's death. I grew up with Ken and really hate to hear about this. I pray for the best for his family and they will be in my prayers.

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