reply to post by Caji316
A similar story to this one happened in my city not too long ago, the guy had shot two of his longtime neighbors and then when SWAT arrived he began
to shoot at them, he was killed.
It reminds me of the men coming home from Vietnam, with their mind messed up from training to kill, and from killing, then coming home trying to act
like they did before they went. One could imagine after seeing and doing what they did, how hard it must be to come back to the grand life in the good
ole US, things would take on a whole new perspective, and how do you turn off the 'kill' switch???
Ok so I am guilty of commenting before reading the article, sue me. So now that I have read it, I am confused.
Grabbing his AR-15, Guerena instructed his wife and four-year-old son to hide in the closet while he confronted the intruders.
I saw this guy pointing me at the window,
we absolutely did not do a `no-knock’ warrant
who died on his feet, a rifle in his hand
I don't doubt that the person writing this particular article feels a murder or unjustified killing took place, but, as it goes if you have a gun on
you you best not pick it up when the law is in front of you unless you are ready to rumble. They shoot when threatned, and holding a gun is a threat.
This is from another source, local news in AZ
As soon as we opened the door they were confronted with an individual in a crouched position pointing an AR-15 military assault rifle and saying and
I'll quote what he said, he said, 'I've got something for you,'" said Lt. Michael O'Connor.
Vanessa Guerena tells a different story of what led to her husband's death. She says she was frightened to find armed men surrounding her home
Just who did she think these guys were, I am sure they were in SWAT uniforms, not hard to identify, and she admits she saw them outside the house and
communicated with them through the _ If I saw SWAT around my house, I would damn well know it was SWAT.
"I went into the closet and I wasn't even closing the door when I heard the (motions with hands). They never announced themselves, if they did it
would have been different," said Guerena.
OK, so she tells them through the window 'don't shoot, I have a baby' then puts the baby down. Now she goes and hides in a closet. With or without the
baby? Most likely with the baby, so how the hell is SWAT going to announce themselves to her now???
We come in very high profile, lights and sirens, we go to the door, we pound on the door we wait approximately 15 seconds and if no one answers the
door, we breach the door," said Lt. O'Connor.
When asked why they need a SWAT team to serve the warrant, the sheriff's department said it was high risk, which means the person involved could be
I hate that this Veteran died this way. I really do. But, it sounds to me like what happened is pretty standard and expected.
edit on 13-5-2011 by space cadet because: add