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originally posted by: roadgravel
Kinda hard for a deaf person to hear sirens.
originally posted by: jjkenobi
Being deaf doesn't mean you can ignore police and sirens.
something happens during the chase that cause both vehicles to be damaged; driver exits vehicle; detective say that the LEO and occupant got into "an encounter" of unknown details; occupant shot by LEO and died at the scene)
originally posted by: windword
Well, that was NEW news to me, so I had to do some research. Seems the trooper purposely "bumped" Harris during the pursuit. Witnesses say Harris' car spun out of control when he came to a stop and immediately existed his vehicle.
The articles that I looked at didn't say for sure, but are making a big deal about "unmarked" police cars, and how their light systems work.
So, my question is, was the trooper in an unmarked vehicle when he tried to pull Harris over? Did the trooper follow procedure...
... or did he put on his siren first, drive belligerently, scaring Harris into believing he was being pursued by some road rage nut, and then he put on his lights and called for back up. Perhaps Harris believed the police were chasing his road raged attacker.
Also, they say the chase went on for some 7.5 miles. I'm wondering if the off ramp that Harris finally took was the first available off ramp. Maybe he saw the lights, but didn't feel safe, for whatever reason, stopping on the freeway and kept driving until the next exit. When the trooper deliberately rammed him with his vehicle, Harris flipped out, and kept driving till he got to a "safe place".