Police Chase Ends With Driver Killed,...

Police Chase Ends With Driver Killed, Two Officers Injured

There are 17 comments on the ChannelCincinnati.com story from Aug 30, 2007, titled Police Chase Ends With Driver Killed, Two Officers Injured. In it, ChannelCincinnati.com reports that:

One man is dead and two officers are injured after an overnight chase and shooting. via ChannelCincinnati.com

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Truth

Florence, KY

#1 Sep 6, 2007
Charles Bennett,the driver was a Blue Ash resident and was in sight of the police station when he was shot and killed.He was very familliar with where the police station was because of his prior arrest records. Being familiar with the area, why would he head in that direction? Do your research on what I am telling you.......signed Blue Ash resident.
PA Cop

Norristown, PA

#2 Sep 24, 2007
If you're saying he was going to the Police Station to avoid being assaulted on the street, then you're an idiot. If he feared for his safety, why did he drive at speeds of 100 mph, risking the lives of innocent people like yourself? Why did he try to ram police vehicle's? Seems like a typical scum bag to me, and he chose his fate.

This pursuit started because of bad choices he made and ended in the same way, by his choosing.

May he rest in hell, and may the Cops involved recover and get back on the street doing what many people like yourself don't have the balls to do.

If one day we (cops) all decided to not go to work, people like you would have to live in fear, and chaos would prevail, for we are "The Thin Blue Line" that keeps you safe!
david

Dallas, TX

#3 Sep 24, 2007
He was a known drug trafficer, he probably knew he was going to get screwed if he stopped, so he ran. Then he just couldn't stop himself and ended up using his car as a weapon against an armed police officer. Bad decision on his part. If he were in my town, they'd have done the same thing. Rule numer one, don't run from the cops. PERIOD. It never ends well.
Chad- from PA

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Sep 24, 2007
I Watched the Dash cam he could and should have stopped he didn't the officers drew weapons and still didn't stop so there you have it another "bad guy" made officers fire he chose what do do
Disturbed

Woodbridge, VA

#5 Sep 26, 2007
You can't just shoot people because you are a police officer. This guy will never be a cop again and he shouldn't. Just because a person is running DOES NOT, EVER, EVER, EVER justify taking his life. They teach police officers maneuvers to disable cars, but here they did none of them. Just another case of an overzealous cop who will end up with criminal charges, as he should.
Disturbed is confused

Lincoln, NE

#6 Sep 26, 2007
Drug dealers die every day trying to avoid jail time. I have seen them eat crack to avoid a short jail term. Hell of a trade for the death sentence. Apparently this guy had more than he could swallow. Any time you strike a police vehicle with yours intentionally, it is considered aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, due to the risk of injury to the officer. In this case, due to the several attempts to break through police cars, he was viewed as a deadly threat an d treated as such. Al you "anti-police" people need to read a book before you go after a cop's badge. Just because you got caught doing something wrong once doesn't mean you need to hate all cops. What do you want when someone breaks into your house or assaults one of your children. If you are so jealous of the badge, get into an academy and earn one.
charlie

Boca Raton, FL

#7 Sep 28, 2007
PA Cop wrote:
If you're saying he was going to the Police Station to avoid being assaulted on the street, then you're an idiot. If he feared for his safety, why did he drive at speeds of 100 mph, risking the lives of innocent people like yourself? Why did he try to ram police vehicle's? Seems like a typical scum bag to me, and he chose his fate.
This pursuit started because of bad choices he made and ended in the same way, by his choosing.
May he rest in hell, and may the Cops involved recover and get back on the street doing what many people like yourself don't have the balls to do.
If one day we (cops) all decided to not go to work, people like you would have to live in fear, and chaos would prevail, for we are "The Thin Blue Line" that keeps you safe!
I couldn't have said it better myself PA.
charlie

Boca Raton, FL

#8 Sep 28, 2007
Disturbed wrote:
You can't just shoot people because you are a police officer. This guy will never be a cop again and he shouldn't. Just because a person is running DOES NOT, EVER, EVER, EVER justify taking his life. They teach police officers maneuvers to disable cars, but here they did none of them. Just another case of an overzealous cop who will end up with criminal charges, as he should.
let me explain something to you Disturbed, obviously your not a cop. in a scenario like that there is no time to think about shooting the tires from the car or trying to pepper spray the subject, its not safe for the cops. its bad enough that the dumb ass already tried to run over the cops, so that shows you he was going to try everything he can so that he doesn't go to jail. those cops did a great job i give them a standing ovation...
Watch Closely

United States

#9 Sep 29, 2007
Again, watch the video, right before the first time the initial officer rams him, it appears the poor little bad guy is SHOOTING A PISTOL AT THE OFFICERS, thus the reason the initial officer rams into him at full speed. Also, on the audio, right before the first initial officer rams him, you can hear officers telling other officers to take cover, BECAUSE THE BAD GUY IS SHOOTING AT THEM!

The end of the chase with the officer on the hood is basic rules of an shooting/close quarters/ambush type of situation. When faced with an ambush you turn, face the threat and close the gap, while returning direct fire. If you do not close the gap, the fire being used against you will eventually kill you if you sit still and do nothing to help yourself survive. By sitting still, the bad guy can put correct and pin point fire on you.

For those who are not a cop, you will never understand. And for the comment they didn't use any tactics to shut down the pursuit, obviously they did, spike strips, the so called "PIT" ram, cause the bad guy is spun out several times, each time he continues to ram at the officers and again, it appears he is firing at them while driving..........
Cop Supporter

Cleves, OH

#10 Sep 30, 2007
Let me say first of all what those officers did was heroic. I'm sure in about 6 months each one of them will receive accomadations for their service that night. Now, let's take it one part at a time...

The subject turned around in a maneuver multiple times to strike the police officer. This is not something one does when the only violation you have is no headlights on. You don't simply turn around in the middle of the roadway multiple times.

It is then discovered that the vehicle is stolen when the officer gives the plate out. Another officer at another department had already followed that vehicle earlier in the evening (unknown if in pursuit style) and lost it. Therefore it's known that this vehicle's driver is clever to outwit cops.

He then proceeds on a pursuit going through side streets and not stopping at any lights on Reed Hartment Highway, a busy road for those unfamiliar with the area. An officer attemps to place stop sticks before Glendale Milford Rd (the second busiest road in Blue Ash) but doesn't get them in place as the speed is well over 100 MPH.

The suspect then blasts through the busiest intersection with no regards to other vehicles there. Luckily other drivers on the road that night saw the police lights and pulled over. Because remember, the suspect is driving a black car with NO HEADLIGHTS on therefore he's driving what could be called an invisible bullet. If someone came out of a side street they would have been toast.

The subject then approached Cooper Road and spun out his vehicle while he tried to avoid the spike strips placed here. This then gave the initiating officer the perfect chance to do the second part of a PIT manuever, pinning the driver's door so a foot pursuit doesn't start.

The suspect then goes in reverse, pulls forward, allows the initiating officer to start to proceed forward when teh suspect rams that officer sending him into the woods.

The suspect then spins around and drives directly at another police cruiser and in the process strikes that as well disabling it. He then pulls forward striking the officer of the second disabled vehicle forcing that officer to land on the hood of the car. The suspect then starts to pull forward. This leaves the officer with a few options, jump off of a moving vehicle and be injured, grab the hood of the car with your life and hope you don't fall off and the suspect doesn't have a gun, or fire. Unfortunately, he was forced to fire as the past history during this incident (remember, they still have no idea who the suspect is yet so they don't know his past history) said this offender was not willing to stop at any costs.

And for those that say box the vehicle in, it takes 4 cars to box a vehicle in, one was in the woods, another damaged, it's not as easy as one thinks and that still doesn't stop the suspect from driving and disabling other patrol cars. He had already put everyone's life in danger on Reed Hartman Highway that night, struck two police cruisers, and even struck an officer that put that officer on the hood of the vehicle.

I say great job Blue Ash Officers and may you remain some of Hamilton County's finest.
COP - cures all ailments

Longview, WA

#11 Nov 11, 2007
seems only cops and liberals think that you can only be safe with more and more of them. WRONG.

yes, someone is in my house - assaulting my family - hold on mr. bad guy - let me call the police - please wait for their arrival. giving up liberty for security - you deserve neither - and that's what many have.
the fella in the car did deserve to get shot full of holes in the face though - stupid piece of poop.

9 out of 10 times cops are there when you don't need them.
COP - cures all ailments

Longview, WA

#12 Nov 11, 2007
oh as far as cops being hero's - give me a break they do it because they are adrenaline junkies, who wouldn't want the chance to hunt human beings - the smartest prey - that's much more exciting that hunting cows - at least they are on the side of the law - it also allows them to make and enforce laws as they see fit - they could have let the car thief go, the inital "ramming" was the eluder out of room trying to escape - not trying to ram the police car. gimme a break. He did deserve to die though - he messed with the wrong gang.
COP - cures all ailments

Longview, WA

#13 Nov 11, 2007
oh - forgot to mention - the cops nearly killed a "real" innocent bystander - the passenger in the car was just getting a ride. Cincinati news reported the cops fired twice hitting him at least once - ha - they fired over a dozen shots. which of course they should do and are trained to do. if he's dead they won't have to face him suing them for mistreatment. Ok - sorry I know - too many comments from me.
henchy

Lewistown, PA

#14 Sep 16, 2009
Plezzzzzzze explain how a cop is a hero after he lets a punk take his gun away from him, I'm just dying to hear the answer, hero? joke joke joke.
Bella

Glen Burnie, MD

#15 Dec 10, 2013
I am confused why it was a good idea for the one police officer to get on his knees on the hood and shoot through the windshield. If this guy was truly dangerous that position seems like a pretty vulnerable place. They didn't even give the guy a chance once the car was pinned. As for deserving it.... I thought that was decided by a different part of our justice system, like a trial.

Bottom line, it was excessive. They had him pinned and could have used way different tactics; it seems to me once the police said "I am going to take him out" the driver's fate was sealed.
Reality

Dayton, OH

#16 Jan 19, 2014
PA Cop wrote:
If you're saying he was going to the Police Station to avoid being assaulted on the street, then you're an idiot. If he feared for his safety, why did he drive at speeds of 100 mph, risking the lives of innocent people like yourself? Why did he try to ram police vehicle's? Seems like a typical scum bag to me, and he chose his fate.
This pursuit started because of bad choices he made and ended in the same way, by his choosing.
May he rest in hell, and may the Cops involved recover and get back on the street doing what many people like yourself don't have the balls to do.
If one day we (cops) all decided to not go to work, people like you would have to live in fear, and chaos would prevail, for we are "The Thin Blue Line" that keeps you safe!
The reality is that most pigs go over board on everything they do, you watch the assaults on tv it doesn't take 5 pigs to beat a hand cuffed man. I from the Cincinnati area all the pigs here were and still are the nerds that didn't make anything out of the selves in high school I.e. Sports girls popularity so they got a gun and a badge toke up for the power they never have in real life.
Reality

Dayton, OH

#17 Jan 19, 2014
charlie wrote:
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let me explain something to you Disturbed, obviously your not a cop. in a scenario like that there is no time to think about shooting the tires from the car or trying to pepper spray the subject, its not safe for the cops. its bad enough that the dumb ass already tried to run over the cops, so that shows you he was going to try everything he can so that he doesn't go to jail. those cops did a great job i give them a standing ovation...
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