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originally posted by: minusinfinity
originally posted by: roadgravel
Walk into a garage, say 'hey you' and when the person turns with a screwdriver in hand he gets blown away. Sure that's OK.
Obviously that's not what happened. I'm not going to attempt to hold an intelligent conversation with a person who is unwilling or unable.
BLOOMFIELD -- According to New Mexico State Police, 61-year-old John Rogers allegedly grabbed for a .40 caliber gun just before Bloomfield Police officer Andy Darby shot and killed him August 27.
Officer Darby approached Rogers' driver's side window, and while talking with Darby, Rogers allegedly grabbed the pistol from his passenger-side glove box.
The family of a man fatally shot by Bloomfield police said on Thursday that the officers rushed onto the property without knocking on the door and did not immediately provide medical assistance to the wounded man, who was unarmed.
Rogers son said his father kept a pistol in his pickup truck, "as is his right under the Second Amendment." He said his father did not have the firearm in his hand when he was killed.
Billie Rogers was home at the time."I was in the house cleaning, and my husband was in the garage working on his motorcycle," Billie Rogers said. "I saw a cop car pull up on the side, and I saw another one. They were heading everywhere. "I seen a cop walking up towards him with his gun out, and I screamed. I ran out the back door and…'boom boom.'"
According to NMSP, the incident stemmed from a domestic dispute call around 10:15 a.m. on Ruth Lane
New Mexico State Police, who have taken over the investigation, tell KOB that Bloomfield Police were responding to a call about a suicidal man at the Rogers' home.
Rogers son said that the information was provided to him by detectives from the New Mexico State Police Department and his mother. He said one officer shot his father in the head and the other officer, still near his squad car at the end of the driveway, fired a round from his shotgun.John Rogers' son, Jonathan Rogers Jr., showed family and friends a bullet hole in his father's truck. He said it was an errant shot fired by one of the officers.