Bartow Cop Shooting

Mar 29, 2010 Full story: WSB-AM Atlanta 189

The GBI is investigating a deadly officer involved shooting in Bartow County. The suspect, who may have been intoxicated, was shot and killed by a Bartow County deputy just after 8 p.m. Sunday in the back yard of a home on Lake View Court in Cartersville.

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Jbh

United States

#1 Mar 29, 2010
No names yet?
shot in the dark

Marietta, GA

#2 Mar 29, 2010
Not yet. They stated in the news on WBHF that the suspect/victim "may" have fired a gun. 12 hours and still no names released? Weird.
The Joker

Atlanta, GA

#3 Mar 29, 2010
What names do you need? What are you going to do with those names, writing a book?
A Witness

Temple, GA

#4 Mar 29, 2010
http://www.daily-tribune.com/index.cfm...

The only real question is did the man point the gun at the cop. Lots of people would rather die than live in jail so it certainly may be that this guy was going to drop the cop. It also certainly may be that the cop doesn't value life enough to be considered "Serving and Protecting". Dead men don't talk so we need another witness.
okeeee

Atlanta, GA

#5 Mar 29, 2010
So to prove the cop values life he should have let the bad guy take a few shots first, just to be fair, right? Is that what you're saying? Oh, no, let me do it for you. Let me give the typical clueless spectator retard comment: He should have just shot him in the leg! He should have just shot the gun out of this poor gent's hand!

I'm glad that the cop had the good sense to protect himself however he thought was necessary at the time. I hope they can fit it on his tombstone: "Died while trying to kill a police officer."
Karma

Cartersville, GA

#6 Mar 29, 2010
You shoot to stop the threat. Period. If they die, then the threat got stopped. If they don't die, the threat got stopped. PERIOD. What if that cop was your husband, son, father, brother, or friend? Would you have as much sympathy for him as the law breaking dead guy?
Karma2B

Atlanta, GA

#7 Mar 29, 2010
Karma wrote:
You shoot to stop the threat. Period. If they die, then the threat got stopped. If they don't die, the threat got stopped. PERIOD. What if that cop was your husband, son, father, brother, or friend? Would you have as much sympathy for him as the law breaking dead guy?
So, what law was he breaking? Were there "no trespassing" signs up? I'm confused as usual.
Karma2B

Atlanta, GA

#8 Mar 29, 2010
Millsap identified the victim as Wesley Alan Doyle, 27, of Cartersville.
Karma

Cartersville, GA

#9 Mar 29, 2010
Well you sure can't stand on someone else's lawn and urinate. That alone is public indecency. He was alledgedly drunk, public intoxication. Most important, he was suspcious enough for the officer to legally do a Terry Stop, but the maggot ran. Then there is running from the police, that's illegal. So yeah, he broke several laws. Turning and pointing a gun at a police officer (or anybody for that matter) is Agvtd Assault. That alone is illegal. Kudos to the officer for good judgemental shooting.
Jbh

United States

#10 Mar 29, 2010
The Joker wrote:
What names do you need? What are you going to do with those names, writing a book?
such a jackass
jabroni

Rome, GA

#11 Mar 29, 2010
why is it possible for an officer to shoot and kill someone and get "paid administrated leave" which is just a fancy term for "you done a good job and here is a vacation with pay" but if we were to shoot someone even in self defence we go straight to jail for at least seven years to life. why cant the laws be for all of us so that we can kill and get paid for it?
The Joker

Atlanta, GA

#12 Mar 29, 2010
Yes, you got me crybaby Jbh. Next.

Jabroni, it isn't a fancy term for anything. It's so the agency can take their time and investigate (or GBI) the shooting more critically than any regular private shooting investigation without depriving the oficer (who probably did the right thing due to good training and good hiring) of his regular paycheck. There's no reason to start out presuming someone trained to handle situations like this did anything wrong. The law is for all of us and it's actually pretty easy to justify shooting someone and the police should do it more. If they'd do it sooner, they wouldn't get hurt as often as they do.
Karma

Cartersville, GA

#13 Mar 29, 2010
Jabroni, I don't thinka nyone shoots in self defence. We all shoot in self defense.
Michelle United STates

Ranger, GA

#14 Mar 29, 2010
It is a very sad incident that occured. But if you or I was in the shoes of this deputy what would we have done? I my self would have reacted the same, defend my self. These officers are here to protect us from harm,and was this man harmful? I believe anyone pointing a gun at me is intending on harming me or taking my life. So in this sad event I would like to say Thank you to all Lawmen,fire fighters,military ect,that risk there lives day in and day out that serve and protect us from harm.
A witness

Rome, GA

#15 Mar 30, 2010
I think that we all know that cops kill way too many people for petty crimes. They know what to say to make murder legal. One valid argument is "He pointed a gun at me" - So All I want to know about this case is one thing. Did anybody OTHER THAN THE COP see this guy point the gun at the cop? Perhaps we will never know and we'll have to take the testimony of a cop because that's all we have. Dead men don't talk.
Karma

Cartersville, GA

#16 Mar 30, 2010
Maybe you should have been the one in the foot chase. Maybe you should have been the one behind the tree getting the "gun" pointed at you. Maybe you should be the one..
The Joker

Atlanta, GA

#17 Mar 30, 2010
No, actually, they don't kill anyone for petty crimes. The crime is trying to kill a police officer. You are a complete idiot. The level of insanity that makes you think that anyone needs to bother justifying anything to you shows the extent of your delusion.

I'd love to hear your guess at how many people are killed by us police each year.
Moe

Cartersville, GA

#18 Mar 30, 2010
Karma wrote:
Well you sure can't stand on someone else's lawn and urinate. That alone is public indecency. He was alledgedly drunk, public intoxication. Most important, he was suspcious enough for the officer to legally do a Terry Stop, but the maggot ran. Then there is running from the police, that's illegal. So yeah, he broke several laws. Turning and pointing a gun at a police officer (or anybody for that matter) is Agvtd Assault. That alone is illegal. Kudos to the officer for good judgemental shooting.
You cant be much of a human being yourself calling someone a maggot and if you were not there you dont know that he pulled a gun.The investigation is ongoing and you cant read minds
Moe

Cartersville, GA

#19 Mar 30, 2010
Karma2B wrote:
Millsap identified the victim as Wesley Alan Doyle, 27, of Cartersville.
Sheriff Millsap did not release the name.Somebody else did.
Karma

Cartersville, GA

#20 Mar 30, 2010
Really? Because the tv news, newspaper, and Today's FAx is reporting he did.

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