Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Guard soldier shoots driver in torso
He thought cell phone was gun, officer says
The guardsman, Sgt. Robert Lawrence, was patrolling in the 1400 block of Arts Street, near N. Robinson Street on Monday about 4:30 p.m. when he was flagged down by a man who said a driver had just run over his friend, said Maj. Ed Bush, a Guard spokesman. Lawrence then spotted the vehicle, "driving crazy," and pulled the driver over, Bush said. When the driver got out, he began waving an object the soldier believed was a gun, Bush said. Lawrence told the man three times to drop his weapon and get down on the ground. Bush said. The man refused, and Lawrence shot him, Bush said.
So the perpertator was trying to tell the National Guard officer there was a call for him?
Bush said investigating officers found evidence to indicate that someone may have been run over, but he could not specify what that evidence was.
no screaming, squished person?
It is the first time a patrolling soldier has discharged his weapon while on temporary assignment in New Orleans, National Guard spokesman, Lt. Col. Pete Schneider said.
And it's about time! Not that I'm for shootin up the populus, but these sons of bitches driving like crazy, running over people, not listening to an officer of the law deserve this kind of treatment. I'm tired of listening to the ACLU, the NAACP, PETA and all those wimpy-snot-nosed-civil-libertarians-who-need-to-get-a-life stick up for this kind of trash.
"It turned out to be a cell phone, but it looked like a gun," Bush said. "Everything looks good on the question of whether the soldier did the right thing. But he'll go through all the procedures that any cop would. He'll see a psychologist and a chaplain, and the case will be investigated and forwarded to the DA"
He should get a promotion.
Here's a story of another hero of mine!
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