Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Boston: Two shooter cops said to be untrained: "Two officers who fired pepper-pellet guns near where a 21-year-old college student was fatally shot last week were not trained to use the weapons, including Deputy Superintendent Robert E. O'Toole, according to two sources, an officer involved with weapons training at the Boston Police Department and an individual briefed on the investigation. As officers attempted to bring an unruly crowd of students on Lansdowne Street under control after the Red Sox won the American League pennant, O'Toole grabbed a pepper-pellet gun from a police supply vehicle and fired at a group of students who had climbed the girders of the Green Monster, according to accounts from the sources. O'Toole then handed his gun to Patrolman Richard B. Stanton, who had told the commander he was not trained to use the gun and did not fire it, according to information from the sources."

Tennessee: Woman shoots ex-boyfriend: "A Madisonville woman shot her ex- boyfriend after he allegedly broke into her house and cut the phone wires Saturday night. Cindy Isbill, Warren Street, told Madisonville Police her ex-boyfriend Michael Parker came to her house just before 9 p.m. and opened her locked door with a knife. Isbill said she told him to leave or she would call the police. Parker told her he had cut the phone lines. Isbill said she got away from Parker and she met her mother in the driveway. As they were leaving to go call the police, they saw Parker leaving. Isbill said she went back to her residence and didn't call the police, figuring Parker wouldn't return. Parker did come back, though, and started cursing and threatening Isbill. Isbill said she had a handgun a friend had given her for protection and she pulled it out of her pocketbook and walked toward Parker. Isbill said she fired three or four shots in the direction of Parker and he took off running in the direction of Rodgers Lane."

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