BREAKING NEWS: Officer-Involved Shooting Reported In Garland

Full story: NBC 5i Dallas/Fort Worth

An officer-involved shooting is being reported in Garland. The shooting took place near Centerville Road and Interstate 635.
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Billy Bob

United States

#1 Sep 17, 2008
Why did they waste the fuel for the helicopter.
Debbie

Hayward, CA

#20 Sep 18, 2008
One more POS off the streets. Thankfully the officer was not injured.
kat

Norwalk, CT

#21 Sep 18, 2008
good guys 1

bad guys 0
nissa

United States

#44 Sep 18, 2008
Nice shot. Saved the taxpayers a bundle. Give the guy a medal.
SickNTired

Keller, TX

#62 Sep 18, 2008
Good riddance, thug. I'm just thankful the officer was not injured.
Cam

Odessa, TX

#63 Sep 21, 2008
Its horrible that all of you think taking a life is a good thing.
I knew the young man well, for many years and no one on this earth is good enough to take someones life. "Good guy" or "bad guy".
Robert

Roanoke, TX

#64 Sep 22, 2008
Cam wrote:
Its horrible that all of you think taking a life is a good thing.
I knew the young man well, for many years and no one on this earth is good enough to take someones life. "Good guy" or "bad guy".
So the cop should have just let the thug kill him?

One more case of good riddance to bad rubbish IMO. I love to see these people taken out.
Tammy

United States

#66 Sep 27, 2008
really, all you people with opinions don't even know the whole story. I've known this boy since he was a kid and although their family might have had alot of circumstances that made these boys start on the streets, Derrick had done what he could to turn his life around. they failed to mention that an undercover cop had killed his baby brother one year to the date in an apt. complex kind of the same scenerio, according to the paper but when it was all said and done and the investigation was finished there was no gun.get the facts before you give kudos for someones death.
The solution

Plano, TX

#67 Sep 27, 2008
Tammy wrote:
really, all you people with opinions don't even know the whole story. I've known this boy since he was a kid and although their family might have had alot of circumstances that made these boys start on the streets, Derrick had done what he could to turn his life around. they failed to mention that an undercover cop had killed his baby brother one year to the date in an apt. complex kind of the same scenerio, according to the paper but when it was all said and done and the investigation was finished there was no gun.get the facts before you give kudos for someones death.
translation. this was a criminal family with no respect for officers of the law.
What we need to know now is are there any more dangerous criminals in this family that need to be taken care of.
WWHD

Dallas, TX

#68 Sep 27, 2008
Tammy wrote:
really, all you people with opinions don't even know the whole story. I've known this boy since he was a kid and although their family might have had alot of circumstances that made these boys start on the streets, Derrick had done what he could to turn his life around. they failed to mention that an undercover cop had killed his baby brother one year to the date in an apt. complex kind of the same scenerio, according to the paper but when it was all said and done and the investigation was finished there was no gun.get the facts before you give kudos for someones death.
There ya go...brothers biting the dust because of their antisocial, criminal behavior.

And for the enablers, please stop as it doesn't do anyone any good, not even the POS you want to protect or "save". Enabling just prolongs the inevitable. Why not think about society as a whole, your community of decent citizens?

And you criticize us for assuming the obvious.
Tammy

United States

#69 Sep 27, 2008
You know its the fact that its exactly as you just put it, assuming. You people have nothing better to do than to sit around in your smug little world and assume something you know nothing about. The bottom line is you assume the papers are telling you the truth, you assume the worst about this boy, and we all know what assume break down to spell. need i say anymore
Curious

Lorain, OH

#70 Sep 27, 2008
So then are you saying that the story in the papers is a lie? The guy who was shot was not sitting in a stolen vehicle attempting to sell drugs? And he did not lift his shirt to show the gun in his waistband?..... So then what are the facts and why haven't those been reported?
Reality

Arlington, TX

#71 Sep 27, 2008
The facts of the case, witnesses, crime scene and Police report all substantiate this incident. Nuff said. To all the friends of the deceased - sorry for the loss of your loved one - however he was a criminal. Otherwise he wouldnt have been in the vehicle dealing drugs with a gun in his waistband.

Derrick Watson, 20, moved toward the officer, lifted up his shirt and reached for a gun in his waist.
RAWR

Rowlett, TX

#72 Sep 30, 2008
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WWHD

Dallas, TX

#73 Sep 30, 2008
RAWR wrote:
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Huh? Sorry, I didn't take Ebonics is college, so please translate for this old geezer.
WWHD

Dallas, TX

#74 Sep 30, 2008
Tammy wrote:
You know its the fact that its exactly as you just put it, assuming. You people have nothing better to do than to sit around in your smug little world and assume something you know nothing about. The bottom line is you assume the papers are telling you the truth, you assume the worst about this boy, and we all know what assume break down to spell. need i say anymore
How do you know that we know nothing about this? How do you know how we live? Most of us do not live like you perhaps, as you are saying you live in that ghetto world and culture?

A lot of us see this happening over and over again, repeating to a point that we just cannot take it anymore. We don't have the tolerance any longer in dealing with these POS people who endanger our lives, endanger their children (unfortunately they breed more to repeat this cycle); and you think we have no business discussing our views? This affects ALL of us, one way or another, so it is our business. Don't like it, then go somewhere else.

There are some of us who actually care about our community as a whole, not just one section or one people. We care care about the wellbeing of our neighborhoods and citizens.

We are trained as children to care about our communities, whereas most of the people in the ghetto culture do not. I guess that is where we clash. Too bad. You reap what you sow. Unfortunatley, it affects us, too.
keke

Terrell, TX

#75 Jan 7, 2009
this is derrick watson wife and for those who think that it was right 4 the cops killing my husband than u get ready for jesus to come back we all have to go one day it wasn't right for that man to take my husband away from his baby girl or me he was a good man and u can't assume that the cops was right b/c he wasn't right derrick don't have a gun so fuc u hoes and what u say about my husband i hope one of u bitches get whats comin to u soon
painter203

Dallas, TX

#76 Nov 20, 2009
I doubt he was a good man, but he definitely is now.
Boohoo

Garland, TX

#77 Apr 22, 2010
Keke I hope your Daughter is okay I'm sorry for your loss. Wake-up community legalize drugs and stop the violence and don't judge others until you walk a mile in their shoes.
wuendy

Monterey Park, CA

#78 May 13, 2010
Tammy wrote:
really, all you people with opinions don't even know the whole story. I've known this boy since he was a kid and although their family might have had alot of circumstances that made these boys start on the streets, Derrick had done what he could to turn his life around. they failed to mention that an undercover cop had killed his baby brother one year to the date in an apt. complex kind of the same scenerio, according to the paper but when it was all said and done and the investigation was finished there was no gun.get the facts before you give kudos for someones death.
Wow didnt know that at all or even had an idea.......your right people need to know before saying something,,,,

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