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Authorities found the man, identified as Magdiel Sanchez, on the porch of a house after they were called to a hit-and-run crash about 8:15 p.m., Oklahoma City Police Department Capt. Bo Mathews said at a news conference. Lt. Matthew Lindsey confronted Sanchez, who had a pipe in his hand. Police initially said Sanchez had a stick.
Sgt. Christopher Barnes arrived after Lindsey called for backup. Both officers ordered Sanchez to drop the pipe, but he refused and continued to move toward Barnes, police said.
Lindsey deployed his taser and Barnes fired his gun, striking and killing the man, officials said.
originally posted by: norhoc
a reply to: Krakatoa
Was he blind and stupid? Did he not see their guns drawn? or mouths yelling orders? OR did he think it was a good idea to advance towards police with guns drawn while wielding a metal pipe. A deaf man can kill police with a pipe the same as a non deaf man. Let me explain use of force for police very succinctly to laymen. Police are trained to always be one level above the assailant on force, ie if they have fists you can use a baton, if they have a stick, or bat, or pipe, or knife, you use your gun. No one ever holds the individuals involved responsible for their actions that lead to the shootings.
originally posted by: sine.nomine
a reply to: RadioRobert
That's a lot of maybes. Maybe the cops lied on the police reports. Maybe the guy didn't have a pipe at all. Maybe they were not in uniform, and instead wearing clown masks.