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| September 19, 2022

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Lawsuit from Navy good Samaritan shot amid police standoff will go to trial

A federal judge has declined to dismiss a civil-rights lawsuit from a former U.S. Navy master chief who was shot while trying to help Island County deputies subdue an armed and suicidal sailor following an 2017 armed standoff.

Heath Garcia was shot in the foot with a high-powered rifle slung across the back of a deputy trying to arrest one of Garcia’s shipmates, Nicholas Perkins, who was drunk, suicidal and had barricaded himself in his house with several weapons, including a fully automatic M4 rifle.

The lawsuit alleges the Island County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Robert Mirabal and Lt. Michael Hawley, the scene commander, were responsible for a “state-created danger” and placed Garcia’s life at risk by allowing him to enter the house unarmed to try to talk to Perkins, while numerous heavily armed deputies huddled behind cover outside.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Zilly denied Island County’s motion for summary judgment, saying there were factual disputes only a jury could settle.

The lawsuit alleges Garcia persuaded Perkins to give himself up, led him out the front door and then grabbed him in a bear hug, shouting for deputies to help him detain the struggling Perkins, who was armed with a shotgun. That’s when Mirabal jumped into the fray, a loaded and charged AR-15 carbine slung across his back.

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Stars and Stripes

Good one for the sea-lawyers.

Investigators: Armed man shot, killed after breaking into Burke County home

The News Herald, Morganton
Investigators said a man shot and killed a home intruder early Friday morning in Burke County.

Deputies responded to 2902 Flat Gap Road in Valdese after a report of shots fired around 3 a.m., according to a release from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they found Howard Gene Cook, 37, dead at the scene, the release said.

Authorities said Cook had broken into the home and got hold of a gun there.

Cook pointed the gun at the homeowner, who also was armed, and the homeowner fired his weapon and hit Cook, the release said.

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Statesville News

Lots of thieves “finding” firearms these days.

Yakima bar patron fatally shot man out of self-defense, release by police

Hours after fatally shooting a 26-year-old man outside of a bar, the subject was released as Yakima police investigators found substantial evidence to suggest he acted out of self-defense.

According to a release issued by the Yakima Police Department, officers were dispatched to a bar on the 1100-block of S 3rd St for reports of a fight. Callers reportedly told 911 dispatchers that someone had been shot in the confrontation.

Upon arrival, police and medics made contact with the 26-year-old male victim, whose identity has not been made public at this stage of the investigation. They confirmed that he later died from his gunshot wounds.

Early into the investigation, Yakima police officers identified their suspects and tracked them down in a vehicle around midnight. These individuals were brought into custody for questioning while evidence, including surveillance footage, eyewitness accounts and other clues, were gathered by officers.

After consulting with the Yakima Prosecutor, these subjects were released back to the public as their evidence suggested the victim was shot out of self-defense.

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“I don’t care if they’re licensed legal firearms, people who are not highly trained putting guns in their hands is a recipe for disaster. So I’ll train our officers that there is a concealed carry law, but when somebody turns with a firearm in their hand the officer does not have an obligation to wait to get shot to return fire and we’re going to have tragedies as a result of that. I’m telling you right up front.” ~ Garry McCarthy, Interim Chief of Police Willow Springs, Illinois and previous Chicago Police Department Superintendent.

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“Yep, He got that gun right over there by his hand. No idea how he knew the combination to my safe or where I kept the ammo. That secret died with him I guess..
. Don’t think he will break into anyone’s house again in the middle of the night…”

MI Ranger

Sounds like the Police Chief needed to help specify the training to get a Concealed Carry License. I would not expect a Deputy to wait to get shot either if someone points a gun at them.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Make sure yours is the only story told to the po-po.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

“Street Sweeper”…..interesting story that meanders all over, yet manages to get back on point….eventually.
And the story covers a lot of interesting toys that might have been improved and made their companies financially solvent, but for the ’68 GCA. Too bad. A MAC 10? Street Sweeper? Oh, HELL to the yes! If only……too bad.

(I think even Gun Bunny would enjoy getting lost down that rabbit hole)

Gun Bunny been lost down there for the last coupla hours. Almost missed the opening to Wagon Train. Some of them toys might cause me to relieve the swelling in my bank account. Hell, I gots money, I ain’t got a wife. And I don’t have some of them toys. There may and or may not be a NOS Colt’s Comando @ Firebase Magnolia now. Doncha just hate it when someone makes you an offer you just can’t refuse?

And doncha just love some DRTs FIRST (ht 2 CW) thing in a work week. Just seems to make the day go better.

Sympathies to the Master Chief for him proving the “No good deed goes unpunished” thing.

Better to be judged by 12 than toted by 6. My LEO Compatriots go into automatic FIRE MISSION mode when confronted by a perp with a weapon. So do my non LEO Compatriots.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

Looks like gene cooks goose is really cooked