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Woman gunned down, handcuffed by police after she shot estranged husband who tried to kill her

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posted on Apr, 20 2015 @ 11:54 PM
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She had multiple restraining orders against her estranged husband, as he had many weapons. She even thought about taking a leave of absence from teaching to protect her students from her estranged husband and feared a murder/suicide scenario.




This is the dramatic moment a homeowner was gunned down and handcuffed by police after she blasted her estranged husband who allegedly broke into her house and tried to kill her.

Lisa Skinner, 52, shot the male home invader, who has now been identified as her estranged husband Bradley Skinner, 59, after he broke into the house she shared with her mother around 6 p.m.

Police said Mr Skinner was armed with both a pistol and a large knife.

According to AL.com, his injuries are life threatening but he is expected to survive.







Police said the incident unfolded when her husband broke the glass out of a back door of the home in South Huntsville, Alabama, to get inside.

Officers say Mrs Skinner armed herself with a shotgun then went into the garage, where he followed her and aimed his pistol at her.

She then opened fire with a shotgun, hitting him in the chest, causing life-threatening injuries. Her mother ran from the house in the 2500 block of Bonnie Oaks Drive to a neighbor's house and called 911.

They demanded that she drop her weapon but when she turned toward them with the gun in her hand, at least one officer fired at her, wounding, but not killing her.

Mrs Skinner was struck by the police gunfire and both she and her husband were taken to Huntsville Hospital.

Mrs Skinner also had a protective order against her estranged husband, according to WHNT 19 News..

Meanwhile, the officer who shot the woman has been placed on administrative leave.




Gee, don't protect your home. The cops might shoot you for it. Someone breaks into your home with the intent on harming you, possibly killing you, and you protect yourself, and what do the cops do? Shoot you. Don't be in shock when the cops show up. Because if you just shot your assailant, and the cops say drop your gun, well you better not be in shock and better be able to hear them implicitly!

It used to be you could protect your home. Well there went that plan, huh? How insane is it that when you protect your home from someone coming to your home to shoot you, you shoot them to protect yourself, and you STILL get shot by the police!! Absolute insanity! Yes this officer has been place on admin leave, but any wagers he'll claim his life was in danger and not get in trouble?








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posted on Apr, 21 2015 @ 12:12 AM
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a reply to: Anyafaj

Those who make the laws, so-called "Lawmakers", are more likely to be corrupt than rational and normal, and as a result the laws are made to protect the criminal/LE/Court/State/Govt Officials, but not typically regular citizens.

I think she did the right thing. If she didn't protect herself she would be dead. Hopefully, the jury will be fair and not convict her with all of this evidence and she can sue the State for jeopardizing her safety and failing to protect her as this madman should have been behind bars, not free to roam the streets. She is not his only victim, there are plenty others.



posted on Apr, 21 2015 @ 12:21 AM
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I don't think I'm going to get too too upset over this one..not sure the police knew exactly what happened..even then

"They demanded that she drop her weapon but when she turned toward them with the gun in her hand, at least one officer fired at her, wounding, but not killing her".

I think as sh$tty as it is for her I can't fault the cops..it's very unfortunate but not the typical overboard crap we see here so often...why she didn't drop the gun?, she might of been in shock and not comprehended the command.

At least they didn't empty their guns on her and looks like she will be ok.

Damn
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posted on Apr, 21 2015 @ 12:23 AM
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Well it was more her turning around with a shotgun not so much her protecting her self.

It is sad that she survived the man trying to kill her only to be shot by those meant to protect her.



posted on Apr, 21 2015 @ 12:26 AM
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originally posted by: Jana12
a reply to: Anyafaj

Those who make the laws, so-called "Lawmakers", are more likely to be corrupt than rational and normal, and as a result the laws are made to protect the criminal/LE/Court/State/Govt Officials, but not typically regular citizens.

I think she did the right thing. If she didn't protect herself she would be dead. Hopefully, the jury will be fair and not convict her with all of this evidence and she can sue the State for jeopardizing her safety and failing to protect her as this madman should have been behind bars, not free to roam the streets. She is not his only victim, there are plenty others.



That's what killed me. That she had restraining order after restraining order after order. I can tell you now, after going down that route, those orders are worthless! Why they bother to tell people to get them is so completely beyond me. I guarantee when her mother called 911 her mother more than likely told 911 that her daughter had a restraining order. And obviously we see how much it bothered the cops. Ugh!



posted on Apr, 21 2015 @ 12:28 AM
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originally posted by: vonclod
I don't think I'm going to get too too upset over this one..not sure the police knew exactly what happened..even then

"They demanded that she drop her weapon but when she turned toward them with the gun in her hand, at least one officer fired at her, wounding, but not killing her".

I think as sh$tty as it is for her I can't fault the cops..it's very unfortunate but not the typical overboard crap we see here so often...why she didn't drop the gun?, she might of been in shock and not comprehended the command.

At least they didn't empty their guns on her and looks like she will be ok.

Damn



Yeah, let's not get too upset a victim, who may of been in shock, may not have heard the commands and might have been grateful cops finally arrived, only to be shot by them. But hey' she'll be fine in the end, so it's cool. *eye roll*



posted on Apr, 21 2015 @ 12:36 AM
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a reply to: Anyafaj

Hey at least the cops didn't kill her like they did to other people.



posted on Apr, 21 2015 @ 12:38 AM
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a reply to: Anyafaj

Another day in the police state

Just by leaving house to get your groceries

You might not come back

Shot by cops in whatever circumstance



posted on Apr, 21 2015 @ 12:46 AM
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a reply to: Anyafaj

She is lucky she wasn't killed by all the police opening fire like they tend to do lately.
You know, the typical 6 cops, 1 bad guy scenario where one cop twitches and they all let off 8 rounds or more.

I can see how she should of put down the gun before turning to face them though. At least she wasn't killed is all I can say.

Good for her protecting herself though.
Better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6.



posted on Apr, 21 2015 @ 12:59 AM
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a reply to: Anyafaj

Upon rereading my post I can't find anywhere I said it was cool.

I'm not going to get my usual irate self over the cops this time because ..she did not drop her weapon and they have a split second to make a decision..believe me I feel for her but I'm not going to crucify the cops..for this one. I'm not super fond of cops but I can think about each situation instead of just blanket hating on all of them..been there done that.
Cheers.



posted on Apr, 21 2015 @ 01:03 AM
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originally posted by: ShadowLink
a reply to: Anyafaj

She is lucky she wasn't killed by all the police opening fire like they tend to do lately.
You know, the typical 6 cops, 1 bad guy scenario where one cop twitches and they all let off 8 rounds or more.

I can see how she should of put down the gun before turning to face them though. At least she wasn't killed is all I can say.

Good for her protecting herself though.
Better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6.


I agree.. I also think she was in a state of sheer panic, adrenaline surges, in pure survival-mode which prevents one from thinking clearly, and unlike LE she is not trained to remain calm and think straight while in that place of sheer panic.

She's a school teacher working with young children. She was in pure panic and survival-mode, her heart racing through her chest, inhaling/exhaling was an effort, and probably doesn't even realize or remember that she didn't put the gun down.



posted on Apr, 21 2015 @ 01:03 AM
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why she didn't drop the gun?, she might of been in shock and not comprehended the command.


You ever fire a shotgun in a confined space without ear protection? Her ears were probably ringing so hard she couldn't hear him.



posted on Apr, 21 2015 @ 01:03 AM
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They demanded that she drop her weapon but when she turned toward them with the gun in her hand, at least one officer fired at her, wounding, but not killing her.


Common sense says if you have cops telling you to drop your weapon, you drop your weapon.

For someone that literally just killed somebody to protect her own life... Cmon.

Either the cops are lying or there was more to it.

Also why does your headline say she was handcuffed? And your quote clearly contradicts that?
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posted on Apr, 21 2015 @ 01:03 AM
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posted on Apr, 21 2015 @ 01:03 AM
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posted on Apr, 21 2015 @ 01:08 AM
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originally posted by: Jana12

originally posted by: ShadowLink
a reply to: Anyafaj

She is lucky she wasn't killed by all the police opening fire like they tend to do lately.
You know, the typical 6 cops, 1 bad guy scenario where one cop twitches and they all let off 8 rounds or more.

I can see how she should of put down the gun before turning to face them though. At least she wasn't killed is all I can say.

Good for her protecting herself though.
Better to be tried by 12 than carried by 6.


I agree.. I also think she was in a state of sheer panic, adrenaline surges, in pure survival-mode which prevents one from thinking clearly, and unlike LE she is not trained to remain calm and think straight while in that place of sheer panic.

She's a school teacher working with young children. She was in pure panic and survival-mode, her heart racing through her chest, inhaling/exhaling was an effort, and probably doesn't even realize or remember that she didn't put the gun down.


That's what I'm thinking. This is a woman who was so scared of her soon to be ex that she was even thinking of taking a lave of absence to protect the kids at work! This is someone probably not used to carrying a gun. If she is that protective of the kids at school, that should tell you how frighten she was of her ex.



posted on Apr, 21 2015 @ 01:12 AM
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originally posted by: rockintitz
a reply to: Anyafaj




They demanded that she drop her weapon but when she turned toward them with the gun in her hand, at least one officer fired at her, wounding, but not killing her.


Common sense says if you have cops telling you to drop your weapon, you drop your weapon.

For someone that literally just killed somebody to protect her own life... Cmon.

Either the cops are lying or there was more to it.

Also why does you headline say she was handcuffed? And your quote clearly contradicts that?



The picture shows her handcuffed on the ground while her soon to be ex is on the stretcher right behind her.



You can clearly see the cuffs right on her wrists. Please show the quote that has contradiction. The headline? The OP? It helps if you point out which quote specifically as I can't argue for the quote if I don't know what I'm defending.



posted on Apr, 21 2015 @ 01:14 AM
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I don't doubt it..did lots of trap shooting. Like I said it's very unfortunate but I don't believe the cops were being malicious and I do believe she was likely in shock..and her hearing is a good point.



posted on Apr, 21 2015 @ 01:17 AM
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a reply to: Anyafaj

When I read the title of your thread it sounds like she was handcuffed, and then gunned down. She was in fact shot and then handcuffed to add insult to injury.

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posted on Apr, 21 2015 @ 01:20 AM
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a reply to: Anyafaj

So why does the same article say she had a shotgun?

The article even says it was "presumably" her.

So maybe a different person?

Or maybe she was shot and then handcuffed. Either way misleading title.
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