Cop shoots unarmed man in vista on We...

Cop shoots unarmed man in vista on Wednesday afternoon

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Michael Hannowsky

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Sep 20, 2012
This was my little brother that was murdered by this cop.....anyone who knows anything that can help his family back in Indianapolis please contact me at [email protected]
My brother Chris was 31 yrs old from Indy trying to live a dream of any Midwestern guy living in San Diego. On sept 19th at 4:45 pm he was walking thru the parking lot of his apt complex carrying a file with a wooden handle which had a blunt end on it the policeman approached him and somehow a struggle ensues and my brother ends up tased then shot in the back 3 times by this officer. My brother has no violent history whatsoever let alone ever been in a fight. He weighs 120 pounds i find it hard to believe a trained officer would have such a struggle that he needed to use deadly force. I have talked with reporters who were at the scene and they say it stunk from the get go and nothing adds up. His family just wants to know what really happened and who the girl on the news is that was at the scene and taken in for questioning if anyone knows anything please contact me thank you
just cause a cop has a badge does not give him the right to shoot unarmed people in the back don't let this cop get away with murder
it was a good kill

San Diego, CA

#2 Sep 21, 2012
Your little bitch gang banger brother had some karma come his way. Cop is a hero!
so sick and tired

San Diego, CA

#3 Sep 21, 2012
of people, especially family members trying to tell you what happen when they were not even there. If you're shot in the back three times by a cop, you had it coming and did something real bad.

Calling a cop a murderer is absurd. Your bro was probably resisting arrest and threatened the officer and he shot him. You can tell the story how ever you want, the cop is going to do what is necessary.

Family members never want to admit one of their own was a f uc k up or got in trouble with the law, it's actually very common, happens all the time.
IndyGrl

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Sep 21, 2012
My prayers go out to Chris's family and friends. I was friends with Chris when we were younger and he was living in Indiana, I am thankful for all of the memories I have to remember him by. To those of you actually applauding someones death, you should be ashamed. No matter the circumstances, friends and family have lost someone dear to them and are entitled to mourn and search for answers....I can't imagine anybody in the same position NOT wanting to know why or how.
Thomas May

Muncie, IN

#5 Sep 21, 2012
To the two jackasses from San Diego that say somebody "deserves" to be killed and that cops cannot commit murder, who the fuck are you? I hope you never have to lose someone close to you, but it will likely happen now, due to karma if nothing else.

It is murder when you shoot an unarmed person in the back, regardless of what he "did wrong". It's not a power-tripping fool's choice who lives and dies.

If this cop keeps his job, I'll be damned if karma doesn't catch up to him on the job at some point, too.
its not murder

San Diego, CA

#6 Sep 21, 2012
Thomas May wrote:
It is murder when you shoot an unarmed person in the back, regardless of what he "did wrong".
See, that's where you are wrong, it doesn't work that way, criminals don't get a free pass just because they turn their back. If he would have shot the cop in the back, we wouldn't see any tears on your end would we.
There are many instances where it's perfectly legal to shoot a criminal in the back or anyplace else for that matter. A person who is a danger to others, I would shoot in the head in a second, double tap, bang bang and would not give a rats ass about the family. They are the ones who raised a shit turd to be a criminal, justice was served.
One less trouble maker in the world...
not murder

San Diego, CA

#7 Sep 21, 2012
Thomas May wrote:
It is murder when you shoot an unarmed person in the back, regardless of what he "did wrong".
See, that's where you are wrong, it doesn't work that way, criminals don't get a free pass just because they turn their back. If he would have shot the cop in the back, we wouldn't see any tears on your end would we.

There are many instances where it's perfectly legal to shoot a criminal in the back or anyplace else for that matter. A person who is a danger to others, I would shoot in the head in a second, double tap, bang bang and would not give a rats ass about the family.

They are the ones who raised a shit turd to be a criminal, justice was served.
One less trouble maker in the world...
Concerned Citizen

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Sep 21, 2012
I'm sorry for your loss. No matter the circumstances, losing a brother has to be so difficult for you and your family.

You admit that you are not in possession of all the facts so I would hope that before making such a heinous accusation as murder, you might wait until more information is known. No matter what reporters may have said, they were not there so they cannot possibly know what was the actual sequence of events. A simple Google search indicates your brother may have had some prior dealings with the criminal justice system. It's possible that fear of further encounters with the system could have caused him to behave with the violence you believe to be uncharacteristic.
Michael Hannowsky wrote:
This was my little brother that was murdered by this cop.....anyone who knows anything that can help his family back in Indianapolis please contact me at [email protected]
My brother Chris was 31 yrs old from Indy trying to live a dream of any Midwestern guy living in San Diego. On sept 19th at 4:45 pm he was walking thru the parking lot of his apt complex carrying a file with a wooden handle which had a blunt end on it the policeman approached him and somehow a struggle ensues and my brother ends up tased then shot in the back 3 times by this officer. My brother has no violent history whatsoever let alone ever been in a fight. He weighs 120 pounds i find it hard to believe a trained officer would have such a struggle that he needed to use deadly force. I have talked with reporters who were at the scene and they say it stunk from the get go and nothing adds up. His family just wants to know what really happened and who the girl on the news is that was at the scene and taken in for questioning if anyone knows anything please contact me thank you
just cause a cop has a badge does not give him the right to shoot unarmed people in the back don't let this cop get away with murder
Karma

Newport, KY

#9 Sep 21, 2012
I would just like to know what happened to cops being trained to shoot below the waist if a suspect is running? The man was unarmed, that cop was a Deputy Sheriff and should have been trained well enough to aim the shots below the man's waist. I could see the justification in being shot in the back if the suspect was firing back. The man was unarmed. It was unneccessary to kill someone that "possibly looked suspicious". They never once said he was a confirmed gang banger associated with a gang. The guy was from the Midwest. They say that the guy tried to take the taser from the cop yet it was confirmed by the medical examiner that the unarmed man was tasered. I see 2 sides of a story that sure don't add up. The police officer on the news report stated that he had been tased before and that it is "completely incapacitating", so knowing now that the victim was tased and incapacitated, where is the justification in being shot to death? Justice will prevail and if not karma will definitely come back around. When did serve and protect become shoot to kill?
justsayN

San Diego, CA

#10 Sep 22, 2012
Karma wrote:
I would just like to know what happened to cops being trained to shoot below the waist if a suspect is running?
You are mis-informed, there is no such policy, you shoot where ever you have to, in the head, chest, balls, etc. The fact that the perp was someone's brother, son, etc means absolutely nothing. The guy that shot all those people in the movie theater was someone's son, so what, put a bullet in his skull, don't care who's brother he is. Some people got this idea that cops can't touch them, they can and will. You break the law, you get burned, protect and service, that's right. one less moron on the streets.
Allan

United States

#11 Sep 23, 2012
See that is the problem I have with this family screaming murder. The guy was here to live out his dream in California. He started with 2 charges of Grand Theft, 2 counts of burglary, 1 count of carrying a controlled substance, violated terms of his probation & then missed a court date. The cop saw something in his hand...there was a struggle so Chris must have resisted arrest or there wouldn't have been a struggle. He of course didn't deserve to die...but he was NO angel. Whether he was 100lbs or 300lbs he was holding something that could have been a weapon. The family should have intervened during the Grand Theft charges if they were so concerned.
Alex

Brownsburg, IN

#12 Sep 26, 2012
My friend told me about this, he is one of the family of the deceased. Now, I would like to comment on some of the rather, lack of intelligent comments made by multiple people. Whether or not he was a "criminal" the police officer wouldn't have known this immediately, did he search his name? did he call it in? was their any search preformed what so ever before this incident occurred? Not from what I heard. Therefore, he should've have been treated like a normal citizen. A lot of people here think that the cop was above the law, and had grounds to shoot, and because he may have had a record that automatically makes it punishable by death, which again is flawed thinking in many ways. You can hardly argue that "necessary force" was used on someone who did not have a fire arm, he did have a file but seriously, how much harm is that going to do? You are going to say the almost completely random stopping of this man, then the use of physical force, followed by the use of a stun gun, then the use of a firearm, which was discharged three times was "justified". No, this was a direct violation of rules put fourth and because he was a "criminal" it was okay? Let it be known I do not stand up for criminal behavior but what this police officer did was far from lawful. His rights were directly denied, there was no real probable cause and no reason for force or questioning. He was not being detained for any reason, and like I mentioned, was not checked for any warrants before the shooting. The only person who is reporting on it - is the police officer. Witnesses have not given details. He was holding an object in his hand, that gives it ground right? No, that would mean mainly any object you hold during police questioning could be considered a weapon, and use of force required. You can't have both extremes, only one. You can't judge the man, because who gave you authority to judge him? Who are you to say; he has done wrong and this is his punishment? Should fate be decided by majority or the populous, it would be an awful injustice. The scream of murder is because the abstinence of evidence, not the evidence of abstinence. The police are not above the law, murder is murder, death is death, and faults are faults. If anyone has any REAL ARGUMENTS, rather than, he's a criminal and got what he deserved, or something along those lines, keep posting them because this shows some seriously lack of information and knowledge. I say for the deceased, Rest peacefully and may God have mercy, if that's what you believe.
criminal had a record

San Diego, CA

#13 Sep 26, 2012
The guy had prior run ins with the law, he was a criminal and criminals get shot. There's nothing tragic about it. He's in hell now getting poked in the butt by michael jackson.
Cops have no trade skills

Acton, CA

#14 Oct 19, 2012
Sorry about your Brother , I love when cops get killed and will finance any party cebrating their deaths they have no trade skills and leach off tax payers same as welfare recipients...... Can't wait till I c on the news that a person blew up an entire police station!!! If you don't like my post then go fuck a cops wife like the rest of us do. ;)
North county guy

Vista, CA

#15 Oct 7, 2013
The cop that shot him is a major douch bag with anger issues. He lies also. And no I'm not a criminal, I have no arrest record. I just say this because I have seen this piece of shit in action.

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