Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Armed parolee fatally wounded by LAPD SWAT vowed to 'kill or be killed,' police say

Los Angeles CA - A man slain in a SWAT standoff in Placentia was armed with a shotgun and said he "would kill or be killed" because he did not want return to jail, police said Monday night.

The incident began Monday afternoon when detectives from a multi-agency auto theft task force went to the 100 block of Orchid Drive as part of an investigation. The officers were confronted by a male suspect who took off running and entered a trailer behind a home, the Placentia Police Department said.

As police staged in the area, they were contacted by two friends of the suspect. He had told the friends that he "had a warrant, did not want to return to jail, had a shotgun and would kill or be killed," police said in a statement.

The man brandished a double-barreled shotgun at SWAT officers, who "fearing for their safety, fired at the male," according to police.

He was pronounced dead about 5:30 p.m. at the UC Irvine Medical Center.

Police did not release the name of the man but said he had previous convictions for violent felonies and drug-related crimes.

9 comments:

I Voted For Obama said...

It's nice when Obama voters get their wishes.

Anonymous said...

Your wish is granted. One less asshole to worry about.

Anonymous said...

I guess it's "be killed."

Anonymous said...

his name was joe. he lived with my family and i for many years. joe was a very quiet respectful person who never would have brought harm upon anyone. this was a classic example of suicide by cop. as far as being known by the police... he had some past drug charges however that doesnt make him a bad man. i cannot picture him having anything to do with car theft. joe worked very hard all of his life and no matter how hard he worked he seemed to get the short end of the stick. i will miss joe very much we had alot of good times together.

Out of the car Motherfucker!!! said...

It's nice when a fuckhead gets what he wants!!!! This nigger is dead but he will still vote for "Big Ears"

Anonymous said...

Wish granted... Need to grant more of these.

Anonymous said...

How much 5.56 did they pump into him???

I Voted For Obama said...

Did wonderful Joe vote for Obama?

I Voted For Obama said...

Did wonderful Joe vote for Obama?