Wednesday, June 09, 2004
This doesn't fall under the classic amusing "dumb criminal" category, since it does involve an officer getting shot and the criminal being dead; but it's definitely not an example of a criminal with any degree of forethought. Parole officers were trying to serve a warrant to the guy, so, naturally, he fled down an alley, then shot one of the officers. (The other officer, quite reasonably, shot the suspect, who later died.)
Now, clearly, this was not a wise course for the suspect to take. "Hm, this guy is trying to serve me a warrant. Hey, I've got a good idea! I'll shoot him! That'll keep me out of prison!"
(I mean, even if he weren't currently dead, shooting an officer is about the surest way to get to jail. And one of the surest ways to get shot. "Officer down" are two words that get every person in law enforcement's blood up.)
[ at 11:09 AM • by Abby • permalink • ]