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GetCocky11
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Officer shoots homeowner after responding to a false alarm from alarm company (video)
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Dramatic body camera video of the shooting of a man inside his home last month has been released by the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

In the video posted on the Sheriff’s Office’s YouTube page, Capt. Tim Brown, with the office of professional standards, explains that a silent medical panic alarm went off at a home on Eastcrest Drive in Simpsonville at 11:49 p.m. on June 14.

Brown said the alarm company and 911 dispatchers tried to contact the homeowner, but were unable to.


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He said as the deputy started to walk off the porch, he noticed movement from inside the home and went back to the front door to further investigate.

Brown said as the deputy returned to the front door he noticed a man, later identified as the homeowner, inside the home with a gun.


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Brown said when the deputy saw the man with the gun, he fired his weapon and retreated off the porch. He said the homeowner was struck several times.


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"I cannot recall a more egregious set of circumstances,” Beattie Ashmore said. “It is clear from the body camera video that the front door was closed, it was locked and my client was shot four times through the window of his own front door.”


Liveleak with the bodycam footage

The link also contains the call from the alarm company to 911.


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Obviously it sucks to get shot but as the homeowner you have to be happy with the police response here had it been a real break in.


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Obviously it sucks to get shot but as the homeowner you have to be happy with the police response here had it been a real break in.



Why would their be any suspicion of a break in because a medical alarm went off?


GetCocky11
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Why would their be any suspicion of a break in because a medical alarm went off?



When I listened to the call from the alarm company to 911, it sounded like the alarm company person never said "medical silent alarm" but just "silent alarm".

Then, the officer rang the doorbell at midnight but I guess (speculation) never actually announced himself vocally before shooting the homeowner through the front door/window after seeing the homeowner with a gun.
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Why would their be any suspicion of a break in because a medical alarm went off?



Why would you assume a medical alarm doesnt ever involve injury from a break in? Maybe it was the most convenient alert mechanism and what was he doing with a gun if he was having a medical emergency?

I'm not saying the officer is absolved but it's not like it was obvious what was going on.


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Why would their be any suspicion of a break in because a medical alarm went off?


They tell you during the commercials they can be used for medical, fire, or break in situations. I watch enough weather channel to see these a lot.

"ALL SENIOR CITIZENS SHOULD HAVE LIFE ALERTTT"


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GeauxTigerTM
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Obviously it sucks to get shot but as the homeowner you have to be happy with the police response here had it been a real break in.


...accept it wasn't a break-in. He was responding to a medical alert.

Are we to the point now where we're ok having police shoot into building without being able to actually see what they're shooting at...and when they hit the homeowner the homeowner's first response should be, "Well...even though I own this place and you shot me without any clear sight of what you were shooting at within a locked home, thanks for responding so fast!"


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back the blue or something like that


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Obviously it sucks to get shot but as the homeowner you have to be happy with the police response here had it been a real break in.



What?


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re: Officer shoots homeowner after responding to a false alarm from alarm company (video)
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but I guess (speculation) never actually announced himself vocally before shooting the homeowner through the front door/window after seeing the homeowner with a gun.

I never understood this thought.

Why am I supposed to put my gun down because the person at my door at midnight claims they are a cop. It is very easy for a burglar to say these words too...


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Wtodd
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he fired his weapon and retreated off the porch.

Pussy....shoot and run



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Cop should have announced himself. Isn't that a law in most places?


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LarryCLE
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Obviously it sucks to get shot but as the homeowner you have to be happy with the police response here had it been a real break in.

It’s crazy how so many people don’t pick up on sarcasm.


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The homeowner was not charged, Brown said.




Well, no shite.


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This is 100% terrible decision making by the officer and/or poor training. There is no procedure or training that calls for him to do what he did. This type situation is avoidable 100% of the time if the officer follows their training. It is gross negligence, and the officer should be prosecuted to the fullest extent possible.


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That is fricked up.

I know the attorney handling the homeowner's case, I argued on the other side several times when he was a federal prosecutor. He is a better civil attorney than criminal, the homeowner chose well.


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Obviously it sucks to get shot but as the homeowner you have to be happy with the police response here had it been a real break in.


You make gaucho look funny.


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Gatorbait2008
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Yea...that is a really bad response by the officer. No way to defend it. I get things happen, but you don't identify yourself and shoot through a window? Can't be the right way to handle the situation.


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Brosef Stalin
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re: Officer shoots homeowner after responding to a false alarm from alarm company (video)
The cop dindu nothing, right?


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I’m glad he survived because that would be devastating for that family. I thought he died while watching the video and that shite isn’t good for a Monday


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