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Tue Nov 30, 2021, 11:15 PM

Tucson Police Officer Shoots Man In A Wheelchair 9 Times In The Back

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A Tucson Police officer has been fired after a deadly officer-involved shooting on Valencia Road Monday evening.

Just before 6 p.m., a theft was reported to an off-duty officer who was working a special duty assignment at Walmart on Valencia Road, near Oak Tree Drive, according to the department.

A Walmart employee reported to the off-duty officer that a man in a motorized wheelchair had stolen a tool box. According to the employee, he caught up with the suspect in the parking lot to ask for a receipt, during the exchange the suspect brandished a knife.

Off-duty officer Ryan Remington went to the parking lot and asked the suspect to surrender his knife but he refused, according to the department. The suspect then continued through the Walmart parking lot and started to enter the garden center-area at a nearby Lowe's, during that time another officer arrived at the scene to assist.

Both officers had told the suspect not to enter the store; however, the suspect did not comply with the orders and Ofc. Remington fired nine rounds, striking him in the back and side, resulting in the suspect falling out of his chair onto the ground.

Officers did render aid to the suspect but he was pronounced dead at the scene, police say. The suspect was identified as 61-year-old Richard Lee Richards.

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Reply Tucson Police Officer Shoots Man In A Wheelchair 9 Times In The Back (Original post)
ItsjustMe Nov 2021 OP
live love laugh Nov 2021 #1
liberalla Dec 2021 #30
The Magistrate Nov 2021 #2
magicguido Nov 2021 #3
vanlassie Nov 2021 #4
Chin music Nov 2021 #11
Deuxcents Nov 2021 #5
Chin music Nov 2021 #7
Hugh_Lebowski Dec 2021 #18
walkingman Nov 2021 #8
Chin music Nov 2021 #10
Chin music Nov 2021 #6
Enter stage left Nov 2021 #9
Hoyt Nov 2021 #12
vanlassie Nov 2021 #13
Hoyt Nov 2021 #14
tulipsandroses Nov 2021 #15
Dawson Leery Nov 2021 #16
sop Dec 2021 #17
left-of-center2012 Dec 2021 #19
sop Dec 2021 #21
Hugh_Lebowski Dec 2021 #22
sop Dec 2021 #26
Hugh_Lebowski Dec 2021 #27
left-of-center2012 Dec 2021 #24
Hugh_Lebowski Dec 2021 #25
Hugh_Lebowski Dec 2021 #20
Blue Owl Dec 2021 #23
Chin music Dec 2021 #28
dalton99a Dec 2021 #29
RKP5637 Dec 2021 #31

Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Nov 30, 2021, 11:18 PM

1. PFfffft ... "Officers did render aid" 🙄🙄🙄

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Response to live love laugh (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 06:25 PM

30. Render aid? Only if you consider putting handcuffs on a dead man... my god! F-ing unbelievable!

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Nov 30, 2021, 11:22 PM

2. Hardly Seems Necessary, Sir....

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Nov 30, 2021, 11:25 PM

3. This is a uncalled for Homicide.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Nov 30, 2021, 11:25 PM

4. They thought he was going to get away.

Good god.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Nov 30, 2021, 11:25 PM

5. I can't..I just can't..

Nine times into a wheelchair suspect..really? Whatever the offense., could it not have been dealt with more professionalism?

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Response to Chin music (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 12:31 AM

18. He did have a knife and was said to have 'pulled it' on loss prevention officers

No indication if he actually tried to stab anyone in that exchange, but if he did, that might be said to be SLIGHTLY mitigating.

Cops really think their lives are more valuable than anyone else's, and that's underlying fucked up part.

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 30, 2021, 11:32 PM

8. The modus operandi appears to be "shoot first" and ask questions later. We

have a gun and law enforcement problem once again.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Nov 30, 2021, 11:32 PM

9. We need the Barney Fife rule, it's long past time.

These fucking cops are totally out of control, and the fucking courts condone it.

Do away with qualified immunity tomorrow and these fucking killer cops would be charged and convicted of murder, and this shit would stop within 5-10 years.

THE COPS ARE OUT OF CONTROL. This HAS to stop.

9, NINE, let me repeat...NINE shots in the back of someone in a wheelchair...That's first degree murder.

Fuck that cop. Send him to general population for the rest of his life. See how that works out for him. Fucking murderer.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Nov 30, 2021, 11:45 PM

12. Agree they needed to stop him from getting in store, but Christ, where's

 

the taser, bean bags, billy sticks, pulling him out of chair, ramming him with a wheelbarrow, clearing the way of people in store, etc.

If he had a gun and/or wasn’t in a wheelchair, might feel differently.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 30, 2021, 11:48 PM

13. SHOOT OUT HIS TIRES!

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Response to vanlassie (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 30, 2021, 11:51 PM

14. No joke. Good one.

 

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Nov 30, 2021, 11:52 PM

15. Firing is not enough. He needs to be charged

Good grief!
The public is not safe from these murderers.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Tue Nov 30, 2021, 11:56 PM

16. In the back is a losers game.

It must be so for this pig too.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 12:20 AM

17. This police shooting is particularly barbarous:

a cop shooting an elderly man in a wheelchair nine times from behind simply for not stopping, and less than a second after coming on the scene and ordering him to do so. There's nothing on the video that indicates the victim was wielding a knife or threatening anyone. It's absolutely sickening to watch.

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Response to sop (Reply #17)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 12:34 AM

19. "less than a second after coming on the scene" ???

The speed of light?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #19)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 12:41 AM

21. Did you watch the body cam video of the cop exiting the vehicle, running up to the entrance and

immediately opening fire?

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Response to sop (Reply #21)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 12:42 AM

22. Yes, and that was a female cop, and she's not the one who executed the man

Just to clarify.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #22)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 12:56 AM

26. You're correct, the male cop shot him, not the female officer. I could only bear to watch it once.

I just watched it several more times. The female cop who exited the vehicle ran up, yelled "stop" and the nine gunshots immediately ring out. The male cop only waited a couple of seconds after telling the man not to enter the store before opening fire. It's even more barbaric after watching it several times.

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Response to sop (Reply #26)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 01:08 AM

27. At MINIMAL risk to himself he could've knocked that chair over from behind and spilled him out ...

But NOOOOO ...

It is sickening for sure

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Response to sop (Reply #21)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 12:47 AM

24. Yes

I did not calculate it as less than a second.
I don't know how anyone could.

Less than a second?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #24)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 12:49 AM

25. It was 12 seconds, but that cop was not the murderer, as I mentioned above (nt)

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 12:38 AM

20. A grown man like this cop could've run up behind the chair, arms outstretched

connected with the headrest ... and that chair would've flipped forward and the suspect would've spilled out onto the walkway.

It'd be no problem to do that, good size man, running at a decent clip.

But NO!

They might risk a little bit of injury to themselves, so instead they gotta pump the disabled guy full of lead.

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 12:43 AM

23. Raise your hand if you feel safer

Bueller…. Bueller…. Bueller???

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Wed Dec 1, 2021, 02:14 PM

29. Bloodthirsty coward

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Response to ItsjustMe (Original post)

Wed Dec 1, 2021, 06:35 PM

31. FFS!!! Cop + Gun Lethal Knee Jerk Shooting! Yet another WTF!!! n/t

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