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Colorado deputies shoot and kill man who asked for help after car crash

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After getting stuck on a dirt road in Clear Creek County in June, Christian Glass called 911 for help.

Instead, the 22-year-old was killed while locked inside his own car after a long, tense, confusing and chaotic confrontation played out between him and Clear Creek deputies and a handful of other agencies. Video footage was released by his family’s lawyers.

“I’m in a 2007 Honda Pilot. I will not be fine on my own,” he told an operator. “You’re sending someone right? You tracked my location? My car is stuck under a bush … I love you. You’re my light right now. I’m really scared. I’m sorry.”

A Boulder County resident, Glass was an amateur geologist and had some knives and a hammer in his car from a recent trip to Utah.

Glass, whose parents are from the United Kingdom and New Zealand, told the dispatcher he had what could be perceived as weapons in the car and he offered to throw them outside when officers arrived.

“I have two knives and a hammer and a rubber mallet,” he said, in a slight accent, to the emergency dispatcher. “I’m not dangerous. I’ll keep my hands completely visible. I understand this is a dodgy situation.”

The dispatcher relayed that information to deputies.

“I’m not having any luck clearing this party and he’s not making much sense,” the dispatcher told the deputies.

When they arrived on the scene, Glass again offered to throw the tools and knives out the window.

Deputies said they didn’t want him to throw the weapons out of the car and instead demanded that he get out of the car.


Glass told officers with his hands up that he didn’t feel safe getting out of the car. He took the keys out of the ignition and put them on the dashboard and told them he was scared and wanted to stay in the car. He wasn’t suspected of any crime.

“Please push me out, drag me out, I’ll follow you to a police station,” Glass told the officers. “I’m so scared.”

More officers arrived on the scene. At one point, officers from Clear Creek, Idaho Springs, Georgetown Police, Colorado State Patrol and the Colorado Division of Gaming were on the scene.

But the increasing number of officers on the scene remained there, engaged for almost an hour and 20 minutes, attempting to get Glass to come out of the car. At one point, a deputy climbed on to the hood of the car and shined a flashlight into his eyes and remained there, eventually drawing his gun and pointing down into the car at Glass.

“We’re poppin’,” a deputy said as they attempted to break the car window. Glass picked up the knife.

“He’s got a knife in his hand!” another officer said. “Watch crossfire, watch crossfire."

The first officer on the scene deployed his yellow Taser gun and struck Glass. He started screaming again. Officers were on all sides of him at this point with flashlights beaming. A few seconds go by, and officers scream at him again to drop his knife.

“You can save yourself!” he yelled, his last words. “You can still save yourself! Lord hear me. Lord hear me.”

One deputy fired several rounds, striking him and killing him.

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The next morning, on June 11, deputies released a press release with the following information:

“Deputies were able to break out the car windows and remove one knife. The suspect rearmed himself with a rock and a second knife,” it read. “Deputies deployed less-lethal bean bags, and Taser with negative results. The suspect eventually tried to stab an officer and was shot. The suspect was pronounced deceased on scene.”

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escalation

Definitions

noun
a rapid increase; a rise.

an increase in the intensity or seriousness of something; an intensification.


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Sucks he got shot and died but I’m confused as to why this guy was being such a pussy.

British I know.. but this story makes zero sense.


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That sounds like a weird situation. Seems like he had some sort of instability issue.


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Collectively, cops are the dumbest people on the planet.


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Sucks he got shot and died but I’m confused as to why this guy was being such a pussy.

You know how everyone laughed when the Defund the Police stuff tried to get psychologists-social workers to respond? This is the stuff they're referencing. Dude was clearly a little off but no danger to anyone. The last thing he needed was LEO escalating a situation to fulfill their blood lust.


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frick man, this is a bummer



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“I have two knives and a hammer and a rubber mallet,”


seems like and odd assortment


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Sounds like suicide by cop


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Christian Glass called 911 for help.


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“I’m in a 2007 Honda Pilot. I will not be fine on my own,” he told an operator. “You’re sending someone right?

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re: Colorado deputies shoot and kill man who asked for help after car crash
What sort of sources does Colorado Public Radio have? Obviously it wasn't first hand.


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re: Colorado deputies shoot and kill man who asked for help after car crash
Sounds like dude had some mental issues


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seems like and odd assortment

The problem here is this guy being British and thinking knives are terrible weapons from the UK conditioning people to think butter knives kill. There was no reason to tell dispatch you have geology tools in the car. That info made the situation spiral out of control.


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re: Colorado deputies shoot and kill man who asked for help after car crash
Why was he scared to get out?

I think both sides could have handled this better, but there was absolutely no reason for them to shoot that man.

Also, there does seem to be some holes in the story. He was in a car crash but said he would follow the officers to the police station?

Maybe he was under the influence or hit his head in the crash and was kind of out of it?


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“I have two knives and a hammer and a rubber mallet,”


seems like and odd assortment


Was the Brit actually Pectus?


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What sort of sources does Colorado Public Radio have? Obviously it wasn't first hand.

Here's the same story covered by a reporter on local 9 news:

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When they arrived on the scene, Glass again offered to throw the tools and knives out the window.

Deputies said they didn’t want him to throw the weapons out of the car and instead demanded that he get out of the car.

Glass told officers with his hands up that he didn’t feel safe getting out of the car. He took the keys out of the ignition and put them on the dashboard and told them he was scared and wanted to stay in the car. He wasn’t suspected of any crime.

“Please push me out, drag me out, I’ll follow you to a police station,” Glass told the officers. “I’m so scared.

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But the increasing number of officers on the scene remained there, engaged for almost an hour and 20 minutes, attempting to get Glass to come out of the car. At one point, a deputy climbed on to the hood of the car and shined a flashlight into his eyes and remained there, eventually drawing his gun and pointing down into the car at Glass.

God how fricking depressing. Cops are literally the worst.


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re: Colorado deputies shoot and kill man who asked for help after car crash
Weird. I think the dude had a breakdown.


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Sounds like dude had some edibles issues
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There was no reason to tell dispatch you have geology tools in the car. That info made the situation spiral out of control.

Really? Seems like it’s a good idea to let them know that so the cops don’t show up and freak the frick out because they see a knife. This is a weird situation, but I don’t fault the dude for informing 911 of that.

And I didn’t see the video in that link? Am missing it?


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