Thursday, July 26, 2007

CA: Cop kills aggressive fruitcake: "The Sacramento County sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a 21-year-old man in Elverta early Tuesday was likely justified in his actions because the young man was carrying a pair of kitchen knives as he approached the deputy in a threatening manner, Sheriff John McGinness said. While sheriff's detectives are in the early stages of their investigation, McGinness said the fact the deputy tried to subdue the man with his Taser before shooting him "shows a mindset in which he was not inclined to resort to deadly force prematurely."... The deputy arrived at the home on the 8900 block of El Verano Avenue just after 12:30 a.m. Authorities had been called to the house by a woman saying her son was threatening to kill her with a knife, officials said. When the deputy arrived, he heard yelling coming from the rear of the home, authorities said. As the officer walked alongside the home toward the sound of the screaming, he was confronted by a man carrying two knives. The deputy ordered the man - identified by coroner's officials as Miles Salter - to drop the knives, authorities said. When Salter refused and moved toward the deputy "in a threatening manner," the deputy fired his Taser, according to a Sheriff's Department news release. Salter continued at the deputy after being struck by the Taser, authorities said. The deputy fired one shot from his handgun, striking Salter in the upper body."

Missouri man kills deranged grandson in self-defense: "A man shot and killed his grandson this morning after the teenager began stabbing him and his wife, authorities said. William Andrew Nation, 18, came to his sleeping grandparents' bedroom in their home about 20 miles south of Ava. He shouted that he couldn't take it anymore and then started stabbing them with a kitchen knife, said Chief Deputy Trampus Taylor of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Jerry Garrison, took a handgun he kept by the side of his bed and shot his grandson several times, killing him, authorities said. Garrison was stabbed in the head, shoulder and back, and his wife, Katie, was stabbed in the face. Jerry Garrison was treated at a hospital and released, while his wife was in fair condition Wednesday afternoon, a hospital spokeswoman said. Taylor said a review could take several weeks, but it appeared that the shooting would be ruled justifiable. The teen had lived with his grandparents about a year. They said he had been hearing voices and had seen a psychiatrist on Monday, Taylor said. He was scheduled to return to the psychiatrist in a couple weeks.

Washington State: Feisty householder sends armed robbers running: "A 57-year-old Leavenworth man turned the tables on two armed robbers who invaded his home Tuesday. Authorities say that when two masked men armed with handguns got into the man's home Tuesday night, he confronted them, grabbed one of their guns and shot one in the hand. The two masked men then fled, said Chelan County Undersheriff Greg Meinzer. Two men from Snohomish County were later arrested after one of them flagged down an ambulance. The wounded man, 24, from Everett, was treated at Central Washington Hospital. The other suspect, a 24-year-old Lake Stevens man, is charged with first-degree assault and burglary. The wounded man was not immediately charged. Meinzer did not release the homeowner's name and says he isn't sure whether the homeowner knew the masked men or if the attempted robbery was a random crime."

1 comment:

Valor4justice said...

Miles Salter was a man of small stature and weight. Very under weight if you ask me. The fact that the officer claims he shot him with his taser before fatal actions I highly doubt. I have seen very large men drop with the shot of a taser, and Miles really doesn't stand a chance. Miles did not deserve to die, he was ill and needed professional help. His actions may have been a heat of passion, in which he should not have done, but personally knowing him, he's not the type of person to do this sort of thing.