Vallejo police kill fleeing suspect

May 28, 2012 Full story: SFGate 14

The most recent incident began shortly after midnight when two officers assigned to look for drunken drivers saw a motorist in a white Lexus driving without his lights on near Santa Clara and Indiana streets, said Vallejo police Lt.

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Antwan

Vacaville, CA

#1 May 28, 2012
This sounds suspicious.
SGT LARUE

Dublin, CA

#3 May 29, 2012
And they say OPD shoots first and asks questions later. VPD must get their training from Richmond and Oakland or could it be LA.
Der Sensenmann

Pleasanton, CA

#4 May 29, 2012
Walk a mile in the officers shoes dumbasses!
Salty Dog

Vallejo, CA

#5 May 29, 2012
Love you thread line- "police kill fleeing suspect"

How about police kill parolee after running stop signs, a stop light and with lights out before being cornered after flattening tires and after failing to respond to officer's commands and after reaching into his pocket for a shiny object.

But then...that would take out all the drama while the truth takes a vacation so the narrative fits the agenda.
Silasbarnabe

Vallejo, CA

#6 May 29, 2012
So the litmus test of law here is that if you run stop signs, stop lights, and failing to respond to Vallejo Officers (that term is loose as such beavior might afford them to be considered thugs in other municipalities) that the Police have the right to kill you?
Salty Dog

Vallejo, CA

#7 May 29, 2012
Maybe not a litmus test, Silas, but its a reason to be a little concerned about personal safety as the pursuer with the legal right to apprehend.
Furman

Vallejo, CA

#8 May 29, 2012
Cops lie sometimes.
Common Sense

Vallejo, CA

#9 May 30, 2012
I would love to know what others would do if placed in this situation. A man who has clearly broke the law and is trying to escape runs towards you with his hand in his pocket. Then you see a flash of metal. Tell me, what would you think it is? Are you going to wait until you make sure it's not a gun you see? Or are you going to take the risk and possibly get shot/killed? Think about it.
SGT LARUE

Dublin, CA

#10 May 30, 2012
Common Sense wrote:
I would love to know what others would do if placed in this situation. A man who has clearly broke the law and is trying to escape runs towards you with his hand in his pocket. Then you see a flash of metal. Tell me, what would you think it is? Are you going to wait until you make sure it's not a gun you see? Or are you going to take the risk and possibly get shot/killed? Think about it.
WE are trained to take cover then Return Fire
SGT LARUE

Dublin, CA

#11 May 30, 2012
Der Sensenmann wrote:
Walk a mile in the officers shoes dumbasses!
Been there, have you??
Do Tell

Los Angeles, CA

#12 Jun 1, 2012
It could have been the Zodiac! This was Vallejo and the driver was not co-operating. There was a book recently released written by a former highway patrolman claiming he knew who the real Zodiac was but that man subsequently died and was thought to be too old (was in his nineties). The real Zodiac is thought to be about 72 years old.

If the real Zodiac is still alive, in the area and driving, he may feel he is at risk of finally being caught considering the recent attention on the cold case with this new book!
Wanglow

Vallejo, CA

#13 Jun 1, 2012
The fact that this is Vallejo and the driver was not co-operating proves this was the Z.......... think I'll save my money on the "new book".
ghost of vallejo

San Francisco, CA

#14 Jun 4, 2012
Do Tell wrote:
It could have been the Zodiac! This was Vallejo and the driver was not co-operating. There was a book recently released written by a former highway patrolman claiming he knew who the real Zodiac was but that man subsequently died and was thought to be too old (was in his nineties). The real Zodiac is thought to be about 72 years old.
If the real Zodiac is still alive, in the area and driving, he may feel he is at risk of finally being caught considering the recent attention on the cold case with this new book!
where can I get a copy?
Do Tell

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Jun 4, 2012
ghost of vallejo wrote:
<quoted text> where can I get a copy?
The book was written by Lyndon Lafferty, a retired highway patrol officer. I think there was a book signing not long ago at a book store in or near Vallejo. Google the author's name and you can probably find out. You could also call bookstores or check with Amazon.com . I don't recall the title.

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