Cops: Officers Shot, Killed Suspect in Point Lookout

There are 55 comments on the Long Island Press story from Aug 30, 2011, titled Cops: Officers Shot, Killed Suspect in Point Lookout. In it, Long Island Press reports that:

Nassau County police said they shot and killed a burglary suspect in Point Lookout early Tuesday morning Nassau County police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding 22-year-old man suspected of committing a burglary near his Point Lookout home on Monday night, authorities said.

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Truth Kills PIGS

West Hempstead, NY

#1 Aug 30, 2011
As a Vet and former NYPD Detective, I would like to speak my mind and say that Nassau Officers really should not be carrying firearms. In all cases, especially ones like this, mace,stunning devices,batons are all that would be necessary. If only police would let it be that easy, there would be a happy ending every time...no fatalities, suspects arrested! It is common sense, say a person is coming towards a force of cops with a knife, with the amount of gear these officers have shielding them, darts or pepper spray would do the job just fine. In all my years, I have never seen a group of such wimpy, scaredy cats! If your gonna panick at everything, you should have never been accepted into the force in the first place, but since that's a whole different story for another time, the smallest scenario, these "fine" folks not be armed with dangerous weapons! God shall unleash all HELL on these crooked cops for the remainder of there and there families lives.-G.W
Orange/White/Blue= The True Colors Of Evil.. Comin' soon! Stay tuned!
John

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Aug 31, 2011
I live in point lookout and laugh at our local police. They continuiously hang out chatting for hours at the Marinas, the town beach and the Point Lookout Fire House where they are treated to our local hospitality. During the hurricane we never saw a patrol car. All these men and women are good for is acting like highway patrol and hiding in ambush to write tickets. They are nothing more than overpaid traffic cops. Monday night's shooting was a severe over reaction which ended horribly wrong. I may be wrong about this but I think these cops who rarely see any real crime grasped the moment donned in swat gear, saw their chance to be real cops with drawn weapons and lost control of the moment.
I have heard several stories from witnesses that the parents were handcuffed and held in a patrol car prior to their son escaping on foot. There were no warrents. Legally the parents did not have to let the officers in. I am sure the officers did not set out to kill this young man. They created a threatening scene and it got out of control. I hope the shooter feels some of the pain the parents are going through but the patrol supervisor should stand accountable for this mess.
Really

East Meadow, NY

#3 Aug 31, 2011
To the nypd detective, really? We don't live in Mayberry, we need firearms. I also live in point lookout and I have noticed that there is a group of young adults in this town that are not the best behaved and it was a matter of time before something happened. The police were evacuated during the hurricane that's why there were none present EVERYONE was told to evacuate and they were told there would be no patrols during the storm because of the potential hazards. Bottom line, the police did their job. This individual came at them with a weapon in a threatening manner after he was told to drop it and he DIDN'T! They have the right to protect themselves! My heart goes out to the doerbecker family, but at the same time he brought this on himself by his own wrongful actions. NCPD, thank you for all your hard work.
Anon

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Aug 31, 2011
"Really" - how do you know so much? Were you there? Did you see the young man threaten the police with a knife? Did you hear the police tell him to drop the weapon, supposing there was one? There are eyewitness reports of 60 officers on the scene. Do you honestly think, with that amount of police power against a 23 year old, this incident ending in deadly force was in any way a legitimate exercise of police power? The fact that you think it was "only a matter of time before" some ill-behaved young adults running around a town the size of a postage stamp during the summer months were shot by police is astounding.
Wondering

Paterson, NJ

#5 Aug 31, 2011
Many years ago the NYPD was called to a soup kitchen for a disorderly man. The man had a large knife in his hands. After being warned to drop it, he charged a Sergeant and a Police Officer. The Sergeant fired his weapon and had hits on the charger. What was the result. He kept coming forward and managed to stab the Sergeant in the chest, killing him. When do you fire your weapon? Answer is whenever your life may be in danger. And that doesn't work 100% of the time.
Cop Dad

AOL

#6 Aug 31, 2011
Truth Kills PIGS wrote:
As a Vet and former NYPD Detective, I would like to speak my mind and say that Nassau Officers really should not be carrying firearms. In all cases, especially ones like this, mace,stunning devices,batons are all that would be necessary. If only police would let it be that easy, there would be a happy ending every time...no fatalities, suspects arrested! It is common sense, say a person is coming towards a force of cops with a knife, with the amount of gear these officers have shielding them, darts or pepper spray would do the job just fine. In all my years, I have never seen a group of such wimpy, scaredy cats! If your gonna panick at everything, you should have never been accepted into the force in the first place, but since that's a whole different story for another time, the smallest scenario, these "fine" folks not be armed with dangerous weapons! God shall unleash all HELL on these crooked cops for the remainder of there and there families lives.-G.W
Orange/White/Blue= The True Colors Of Evil.. Comin' soon! Stay tuned!
As the parent of a police officer I say keep firing because Id rather read about someones funeral than attend one so keep up the good work NCPD
ESS MOS

Homosassa, FL

#7 Aug 31, 2011
Truth Kills PIGS wrote:
As a Vet and former NYPD Detective, I would like to speak my mind and say that Nassau Officers really should not be carrying firearms. In all cases, especially ones like this, mace,stunning devices,batons are all that would be necessary. If only police would let it be that easy, there would be a happy ending every time...no fatalities, suspects arrested! It is common sense, say a person is coming towards a force of cops with a knife, with the amount of gear these officers have shielding them, darts or pepper spray would do the job just fine. In all my years, I have never seen a group of such wimpy, scaredy cats! If your gonna panick at everything, you should have never been accepted into the force in the first place, but since that's a whole different story for another time, the smallest scenario, these "fine" folks not be armed with dangerous weapons! God shall unleash all HELL on these crooked cops for the remainder of there and there families lives.-G.W
Orange/White/Blue= The True Colors Of Evil.. Comin' soon! Stay tuned!
As a REAL retired NYPD Detective ...You sir are a fraud. Glad that all the Nassau Officers are safe and this little punk was handled he the way in which HE DECIDED he wanted it to go.
melanie

West Hempstead, NY

#8 Aug 31, 2011
Really, don't people see how their children are acting these days???? He decided...I agree.
DAVE

Bronx, NY

#9 Aug 31, 2011
overpaid,overfed,overcompensat ed,over the top drunks and idiots make up the ranks of most police depts and correcttion depts.
common sense used to be a prerequisite. Now its musclehead dummys.
coverup for each other and the families of cops play the system like no one else.
I cannot respect these bafoons and thier high and mighty families.
spell check

AOL

#10 Aug 31, 2011
DAVE wrote:
overpaid,overfed,overcompensat ed,over the top drunks and idiots make up the ranks of most police depts and correcttion depts.
common sense used to be a prerequisite. Now its musclehead dummys.
coverup for each other and the families of cops play the system like no one else.
I cannot respect these bafoons and thier high and mighty families.
at least you spelled Dave correctly
Check it out

Brentwood, NY

#11 Aug 31, 2011
There is a reason why Citizens Against Police Brutality (see below) was created. Investigate the Kurt Doerbecker shooting. Don't try the case on the "evidence" that rag Newsday. We can only hope that with an impartial investigation that justice will be served. All this bravado I'm reading is nonsense. No escape for the guilty. R.I.P. Kurt.

Check out Citizens Against Police Brutality dot com
Check it out

Brentwood, NY

#12 Aug 31, 2011
There is a reason why Citizens Against Police Brutality (see below) was created. Investigate the Kurt Doerbecker shooting. Don't try the case on the "evidence" that rag Newsday prints. We can only hope that with an impartial investigation that justice will be served. All this bravado I'm reading is nonsense. No escape for the guilty. R.I.P. Kurt.

Check out Citizens Against Police Brutality dot com
SWAT the F---

Brentwood, NY

#13 Aug 31, 2011
A 23-year-old Long Island man being investigated for a burglary was shot to death by police yesterday after he charged officers with a foot-long knife. Kurt Doerbecker was involved in a standoff with police when he refused to exit his parent’s waterfront home in Point Lookout to speak to them. He was shot several times. Doerbecker's family are upset with cops who they say were "overly agressive." “There were 60 cops and one young man. They shot him dead. He was running away from them," said David, Doerbecker’s older brother.
When police eventually tracked Doerbecker to his parent's home, he refused to speak to them; police said that at least 20 officers initially responded and surrounded the house. Just after midnight, he tried to escape from the back window of the home, which is when cops say he advanced on them with the 12-inch carving knife. At least three shots were fired at Doerbecker.
Doerbecker's father, who was there at the time of the shooting, said officers were "dressed for heavy combat," and accused cops of violating their rights. His mother said, "They had nothing against him except that they wanted to talk to him. I don't know what fear they put into him in the past that he didn't want to talk to police. All he was doing was trying to run away and be safe, and they just shot him in the back."
Samba

Lindenhurst, NY

#14 Aug 31, 2011
Cop Dad wrote:
<quoted text> As the parent of a police officer I say keep firing because Id rather read about someones funeral than attend one so keep up the good work NCPD
You're a rude POS! There are/were better ways to handle the situation.
No one should have been hurt.
Truth Kills PIGS

West Hempstead, NY

#15 Aug 31, 2011
Ess Mos, go back in your house and f-c/ your fat irish pig, you call a wife, you putz
Truth Kills PIGS

West Hempstead, NY

#16 Aug 31, 2011
Cop dad, screw your son, he needs to stay alert and watch his back, shame on you for raising a kid that decided to be an ungrateful, unhappy dwarf cop!
Truth Kills PIGS

West Hempstead, NY

#17 Aug 31, 2011
Samba, of course the cop dad on here is a POS!! His sons a cop!
Truth Kills PIGS

West Hempstead, NY

#18 Aug 31, 2011
CAPB is just a group, the citizens really need to take physical action. Think about it, if there were 50 people in a parking lot, 25 normal citizens, 25 pigs, the pigs would wind up shooting each other... They are so f'n stupid, I just can't deal!!
Truth Kills PIGS

West Hempstead, NY

#19 Aug 31, 2011
"Spell Check" are you serious? What a loser, go bang your mom fruitcake!!
Truth Kills PIGS

West Hempstead, NY

#20 Aug 31, 2011
DAVE... What a dickhead name

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