Lincolnton man, 70, shot by cop

Feb 28, 2014 Full story: Lincoln Times-News 21

An incident Tuesday in which a York County Sheriff's deputy shot an unarmed Lincoln County man during a traffic stop near Clover serves as the ninth officer-involved shooting in South Carolina this year, officials with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Divison said.

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Lincolnton, NC

#1 Mar 1, 2014
The old man reached in the bed of his truck. Cop thought he was reaching for a gun. Bam! Cop had to protect his self, I'd have shot the man. Stupid move on the old man's part Boom! Another one of Lincolnton's finest .

Since: Sep 12

Cherryville, NC

#2 Mar 3, 2014
He was reaching for a cane. He is 70 years old. I would not want my grandfather shot because he needed the help of a cane to walk. It was the cops responsibility to assess the situation and determine the threat. Obviously the policeman did a poor job of assessment.
Martin

Lincolnton, NC

#3 Mar 3, 2014
Hey Alfred boy I'd have blasted his or yours if you made a false move and I was arresting your ass! Our cops do a great job!!!!

Since: Sep 12

Cherryville, NC

#4 Mar 3, 2014
Wow Martin you absolutely drip with intelligence. I mean around here I would have expected some sort of redneck/hick type of reply, Not one that so obliviously demonstrates your elegant grasp of the English language and your witty repertoire .And your use of the phrase "false move", wow I have to say that is so original. You should really consider a career in writing.

And speaking of cops doing a great job. Are you referring to the three cops from the Cherryville police department that were just sent to federal prison? Or are you referring to the ex chief of police who is getting ready to be sentenced to prison for his defrauding the City of Cherryville?

Yes, Martin I guess that cops being cops can do no wrong.
cmcoto

Casar, NC

#5 Mar 3, 2014
I would have to hear all the details on this one before I could rule who was at fault here.
Did the officer say anything before shooting the man?
Did he say, "Freeze!" or "Hands in the air!"
I know that if I am pulled over, I am to hold my hands in the air or on the steering wheel and not move around in my vehicle at all until the officer approaches and shines his flashlight in my eyes (lol).
Even if I have to reach in the dash for something I let the officer know I am going to and wait for him to say ok.
Did the elderly man even say anything about needing a cane or ask the officer about getting his cane before he reached for it?
Can't judge this one without more information.
I feel for the elderly man for having to go through this ordeal. May God heal this man.
I feel for the officer for having to go through this also. I would not want to be any officer that shoots anyone. How that must rest on their minds. May God be with him also.

Since: Sep 12

Cherryville, NC

#6 Mar 4, 2014
cmcoto wrote:
I would have to hear all the details on this one before I could rule who was at fault here.
Did the officer say anything before shooting the man?
Did he say, "Freeze!" or "Hands in the air!"
I know that if I am pulled over, I am to hold my hands in the air or on the steering wheel and not move around in my vehicle at all until the officer approaches and shines his flashlight in my eyes (lol).
Even if I have to reach in the dash for something I let the officer know I am going to and wait for him to say ok.
Did the elderly man even say anything about needing a cane or ask the officer about getting his cane before he reached for it?
Can't judge this one without more information.
I feel for the elderly man for having to go through this ordeal. May God heal this man.
I feel for the officer for having to go through this also. I would not want to be any officer that shoots anyone. How that must rest on their minds. May God be with him also.
I agree with you. You can not determine what happened here without having been there or at least seeing the dashcam video.But to blindly pass judgement that the old man is at fault and that cops never make mistakes is just plain silly. Here in Cherryville we have learned that cops are very likely to be faulty and just as human as anyone else. I think that a lot of cops get caught up in the "I am God" complex of the title and job.I hope that this shooting has the benefit of teaching other cops to not be so trigger happy.
Madman

Hickory, NC

#7 Mar 6, 2014
First off when you are stopped by the police you stay in the vehicle unless told to exit the vehicle.And when you do exit when told you dont do something stupid and do what your told to do.Com mon since.The man is lucky he isnt dead.

Since: Sep 12

Cherryville, NC

#8 Mar 7, 2014
@madman yes, the man is lucky to not be dead, but no thanks to a police officer that shot him. "A police officer shoots an elderly man that was reaching for a cane." That is the headline to this situation. I think that the dash cam video of what happened will be very telling.

Without having been there it is very hard to defend the actions of the police officer. This police officer in particular will be held to the higher standard because after all he was the only one there with a firearm.

I just have a problem with anyone that indicates that a police officer has enough leeway to NOT be held accountable for shooting an unarmed man. Citizens have enough danger out there as it is. We should not have to be worried about police officers shooting us because we make a "wrong move". And we have not come even close to the constitutional rights of this man being violated.
COP DIDNT ACCESS

Pineville, WV

#9 Mar 8, 2014
I KNOW THIS MAN AND HE IS A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY. HE IS THE MOST KIND HEARTED OLD MAN. WHEN MY CHILDREN WERE YOUNGER I WOULD TAKE THEM OVER TO HIS FARM AND HE WOULD TEACH THEM ABOUT ALL THE ANIMALS HE HAD. HE HAS HAD 3 STROKES AND HE NEEDS THE CANE TO WALK WITH. YES HE SHOULD HAD STAYED IN THE VEHICLE I SAY THAT BUT SINCE HE DIDNT THE COP SHOULD HAVE ALSO WARNED HIM WHICH HE DID NOT . HE GOT OUTTA HIS VEHICLE AND STARTED TO SHOOT. HE SHOT 4 TIMES AND HIT THE TRUCK. ONE BULLET WENT RIGHT BY HIS PASSENGERS HEAD. THE 5TH BULLET WENT IN HIS CHEST . SOMETHING HE WILL HAVE TO LIVE WITH THE REST OF HIS LIFE SINCE HE IS TOO OLD AND TOO RISKY TO HAVE THE SURGERY TO REMOVE IT. HE SURE IS LUCKY BUT AS USUAL THERE WILL PROBALLY BE A COVER UP AND THE YOUNG COP WILL GET OFF FOR SURE. JUST THE WAY IT ALWAYS HAPPENS THEY LIE AND COVER UP FOR THIER OWN
Tandy

Lincolnton, NC

#10 Mar 9, 2014
How many times has Madman been knocked in the head and arrested???
reader

Mooresboro, NC

#11 Mar 10, 2014
COP DIDNT ACCESS wrote:
BUT AS USUAL THERE WILL PROBALLY BE A COVER UP AND THE YOUNG COP WILL GET OFF FOR SURE. JUST THE WAY IT ALWAYS HAPPENS THEY LIE AND COVER UP FOR THIER OWN
You were doing ok and then I read your last line..."BUT AS USUAL THERE WILL PROBALLY BE A COVER UP AND THE YOUNG COP WILL GET OFF FOR SURE. JUST THE WAY IT ALWAYS HAPPENS THEY LIE AND COVER UP FOR THIER OWN ."
You must not be from Lincoln County, NC...this election is a win win situation as of this point, for no one is running against the Sheriff,(unless you want to give it a try !)
This attitude toward ALL officers is uncalled for and is part of the reason the officers have their attitudes changed for the public.
About the shooting, I have no comment for I have no known facts at hand except for what I read in the local paper and what I "was" reading here on topix.
reader

Mooresboro, NC

#12 Mar 10, 2014
JUST THIS AREA NEWS PROVES YOU WRONG !

Corrupt cops get 1 to 3 years in federal prison.
were sentenced Wednesday.

Dellinger, 42,(Dellinger was on reserve with the Cherryville Police Department, formerly having worked in the narcotics division) got the stiffest sentence. He was given three years in prison, two years of probation and a $400 fine.

Golden, 41,(Golden was a captain on reserve with the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office) was sentenced to 20 months in prison, one year probation and a $200 fine.

Hoyle, 40,(resident brought in by Dellinger) was ordered to serve 21 months in prison and two years on probation and pay a $300 fine.

Each man has already served 16 months in prison and will be given credit for time served.

Since: Sep 12

Cherryville, NC

#13 Mar 10, 2014
Three years for acting like a thug and basically using his badge at every opportunity to be a bully. Three years for getting caught in an FBI sting moving and protecting stolen goods across the county. Three years for offering to front a kilo of cocaine. Really? This is a fair and balanced judgement?
reader

Hudson, NC

#14 Mar 13, 2014
that was intented to prove a point to the one that said, "BUT AS USUAL THERE WILL PROBALLY BE A COVER UP AND THE YOUNG COP WILL GET OFF FOR SURE. JUST THE WAY IT ALWAYS HAPPENS THEY LIE AND COVER UP FOR THIER OWN"
The police get caught sooner or later, just like the next guy.
It is up to the public to turn an officer breaking the law as well as any other person breaking the law. SHOW UP in court on the date and testify against the officer is the way to get them put behind bars. Just calling and telling on them is not enough proof that it happened.
Anyway, this subject is about the little old guy getting shot and not how the cops cover their own, so to speak.

Since: Sep 12

Cherryville, NC

#15 Mar 14, 2014
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/03/12/sc-sheri...

SO the cop cried after he realized he had totally screwed up. This is sad. But like involuntary vehicular manslaughter there is still consequences.

Since: Sep 12

Cherryville, NC

#16 Mar 14, 2014
Watch the following clip. It is hard to watch. But, after viewing it, it is painfully obvious to me that the police officer had the mind set that all civilians are potential threats and targets. An old man gets out of his truck and gets his cane out of the back of his truck. The cop operating on fear and adrenaline shoots him. He immediately realizes his mistake. That is the thing it is a mistake that should not have been made.

http://www.wbtv.com/video...
cmcoto

Hudson, NC

#17 Mar 14, 2014
Alfred E Newmanm wrote:
Watch the following clip. It is hard to watch. But, after viewing it, it is painfully obvious to me that the police officer had the mind set that all civilians are potential threats and targets. An old man gets out of his truck and gets his cane out of the back of his truck. The cop operating on fear and adrenaline shoots him. He immediately realizes his mistake. That is the thing it is a mistake that should not have been made.
http://www.wbtv.com/video...
I have to agree with you. As soon as the guy picks it up, I could tell it was a cane. His yelling over the traffic could have been hard for the elderly man to hear him. I crinched up as the other vehicle was passing the scene too, while the shots were being fired, thinking how lucky that person was not to have been shot also. That video WAS painful to watch.
Sammy

Lincolnton, NC

#18 Mar 30, 2014
Sounds like Alfred E is an egg sucking liberal or Queer!!! I'm glad the old fool was shot!! I'd shot Alfred's ass in making an arrest. I bet Madman would have taken you out if he were the arresting officer. I don't think he takes any shit either.. Now shut the F....up!
Dante

Lincolnton, NC

#19 Mar 30, 2014
I likes da police now!

Since: Sep 12

Cherryville, NC

#20 Apr 1, 2014
Sammy wrote:
Sounds like Alfred E is an egg sucking liberal or Queer!!! I'm glad the old fool was shot!! I'd shot Alfred's ass in making an arrest. I bet Madman would have taken you out if he were the arresting officer. I don't think he takes any shit either.. Now shut the F....up!
Oooooooo! Another intelligent reply from the unwashed masses. You do sound so witty with your reply. I envy the obvious admiration by your fellow man. I mean who wouldn't? You are such a man. Everyone around you must look up to you as you utter obscenities through tobacco stained precancerous lips.

What makes me an "egg sucking liberal or queer" ? Or is it when you get on an elevator and a good looking man gets on with you and smiles you get nervous?

And "I'd shot Alfred's ass in making an arrest." Tell me what does that statement have to do with this situation?

And who the heck is "Madman"?

I suggest that before you start typing on the greasy keys of your keyboard that you sharpen your mind slightly and at least watch the dashcam video of this incident. The police officer was very upset and even cried when he shot the old man as the old man reached into the bed of the truck to retrieve his cane so he could hobble to the officer.

Drinking and typing on the internet should always be discouraged.

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