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An off-duty police officer has been charged with executing a man in a sports bar - after an argument over a game of darts. Riverside County sheriff's deputy Dayle Long, 42, allegedly shot Samuel Vanettes, 36, three times, leaving him to die on the floor of the bar in Murrieta, California. It is reported that Long, who had been drinking alone, struck up a conversation with Vanettes and his friends at Spelly’s Bar and Grille before the shooting. An altercation allegedly broke out after the police officer told one of the friends 'I’m better at darts than you are', Chris Hull, 39, told Patch.com. 'My buddy says, "Aw, you suck at darts". (The man) says, "That’s why I’m a cop, I can do whatever I want to do".' Hull tsaid his friend asked; 'Really, you can do anything?' The police officer then pulled out his gun, Hull claimed and after the group repeatedly asked him to put it away he 'pops three rounds into my friend Sam'.
"That’s why I’m a cop, I can do whatever I want to do".
Kielar said the suspected shooter told the bar's manager to call the police before firing three or four rounds at Vanettes. The off-duty officer "called the manager over and told him to go call 9-1-1," Kielar said. "The manager said why, then (the deputy) pulled the gun out, and (the manager) went to do it saw the look in the guy's eyes." "That's when he shot him."
Kielar said the disagreement between the victim's friends and the deputy was "like arguing over spilt milk."
Cop Allegedly Killed Unarmed 'Peacemaker'
A man whom officials believe was fatally shot by an off-duty sheriff's deputy in a bar was unarmed and was trying to break up a fight, an official says.
Originally posted by FoxStriker
so he'll be let go on full pension with early retirement?
Dayle William Long, 42, formerly a sheriff's deputy, stands in a courtroom at the Southwest Justice Center during an arraignment hearing.
Originally posted by CharonIncarnate
reply to post by Cobra.EXE
Maybe we are the stupid ones. For creating a system that lets just about anyone become a cop. Maybe since they have a serious job they should be up there with doctors. Peoples lives are in your hands.