Robbery Suspect Nearly Wins Darwin Award By Refusing to Drop BB Gun
By Bob Owens
An armed robbery suspect in southeast Washington D.C. was shot by Metro Police after a foot chase after he unwisely refused to drop the BB gun he’d used in an armed robbery just moments before.
Police say officers in southeast Washington, D.C., shot a man who refused to drop a weapon that turned out to be a BB gun.
Police said in a statement Tuesday that officers were flagged down by pedestrians after a robbery and when they approached the suspect, he brandished the weapon. Police say he ignored multiple commands to put it down and officers fired.
The man was taken to a hospital with serious injuries and police say charges are pending against him. Police say a BB gun was recovered at the scene. No officers were injured.
The lack of simple reasoning skills common to many violent criminals never ceases to amaze me, and this case is no different. The suspect had to know that his BB gun was not going to be an effective tool to scare away law enforcement officers, and yet he decided to brandish it and refused to drop it even after multiple commands to drop it were issued by the officers who had closed in …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms