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Sun Aug 14, 2022, 10:42 AM

Police: Officers in Texas fatally shoot man with rifle

RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (AP) — Police in suburban Fort Worth fatally shot a man who pointed a rifle at them, authorities said.

The shooting Friday in Richland Hills happened as two officers were investigating reports of gunshots along a city street. They found a man carrying a rifle about two blocks away, according to Richland Hills Officer Sheena McEachran.

“The suspect raised and pointed what has been identified as a semi-automatic rifle at the officers,” McEachran said. “Officers fired at the suspect,” who was pronounced dead at the scene.

It wasn’t yet known whether the man shot at the officers or how many times he was shot, McEachran said Saturday, saying that is part of the ongoing investigation.


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/police-officers-in-texas-fatally-shoot-man-with-rifle/ar-AA10D8R1?cvid=1de8eaf499c041d2a428506ffaee684c

Another failed MAGAt attack or just another loon with a rifle that decided to go out with a bang?

We'll know soon enough.

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Reply Police: Officers in Texas fatally shoot man with rifle (Original post)
MarineCombatEngineer Aug 2022 OP
IrishAfricanAmerican Aug 2022 #1
MarineCombatEngineer Aug 2022 #2
kirby Aug 2022 #3
MarineCombatEngineer Aug 2022 #4
kirby Aug 2022 #5
stopdiggin Aug 2022 #10
stopdiggin Aug 2022 #7
MarineCombatEngineer Aug 2022 #8
gratuitous Aug 2022 #6
MarineCombatEngineer Aug 2022 #9
rockfordfile Aug 2022 #11

Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Sun Aug 14, 2022, 10:46 AM

1. We're in for some rough waters for a while.

These moron MAGAts with their guns will take advantage of all of the newly loosened carry laws to make life hell for the rest of us law abiding citizens, all just to honor their shitbucket "dear leader."


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Response to IrishAfricanAmerican (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 14, 2022, 10:47 AM

2. +100. nt

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Sun Aug 14, 2022, 10:51 AM

3. Or victim of open carry miscommunication..

What could possibly go wrong?

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Response to kirby (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 14, 2022, 10:56 AM

4. Don't think so,

the cops were responding to a call of shots fired when they found him and there is no miscommunicating when someone points a semi auto rifle at you, the intention is pretty clear.

Could be a case of suicide by cop or a MAGAt that decided to try to strike a blow for the "revolution" or whatever their diseased mind comes up with.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 14, 2022, 11:30 AM

5. I have no knowledge of what happened...

But maybe shots fired call was a block away...cops arrive, see rifle, make assumptions, shoot first, ask questions later. Seems like a plausible scenario in todays environment of open carry and trigger happy/constantly fearing LEO. Disaster waiting to happen.

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Response to kirby (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 14, 2022, 11:49 AM

10. you're going out of your way to construct

a scenario where this man is a 'victim' (and the cops villains) - than the much more plausible - danger to the community.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 14, 2022, 11:45 AM

7. pointing the gun (this or any other)

is an invitation (if not a demand) that your opponent take defensive action. In this case - the man had already demonstrated danger to the public and erratic intent by previously firing the weapon. If the cops don't shoot you - it's only because you got very, very lucky - and they showed enormous, perhaps dangerous to themselves and others - restraint on this particular day.

Stop playing with guns!

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Response to stopdiggin (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 14, 2022, 11:46 AM

8. +100. nt

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Sun Aug 14, 2022, 11:34 AM

6. Maybe the victim was a good guy with a gun?

And he was investigating the shots fired in his neighborhood when he was confronted by some other guys with guns and he couldn't tell right away whether they were good guys or bad guys?

It's a sad and confusing situation in any event, but I'm pretty sure the best solution is moar guns.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 14, 2022, 11:47 AM

9. LOL.

Unfortunately, that's the sad state of affairs in the US today.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Sun Aug 14, 2022, 12:26 PM

11. Pointing a gun at Policemen will get you shot. These right-wing domestic terrorist are idiots

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