Man shot to death by police

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009 10:46 PM
Last updated 11:40 PM
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A man who tried to hit officers with his vehicle was shot to death by deputies Tuesday night.

Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength said that three narcotics officers went to an address in the 1900 block of Ohio Avenue to attempt to arrest a man on several felony warrants. The officers confronted the man in the front yard with one officer standing directly behind his vehicle and two officers standing on the sides. When the man put the vehicle in reverse and drove in the direction of one of the officers, the deputies fired several shots, the sheriff said. The man continued traveling down the roadway in reverse for about 200 yards before getting out of the vehicle and collapsing.

The man was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital and was pronounced dead at 9:38 p.m., according to Richmond County Deputy Coroner Johnny McDonald.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the shooting, Sheriff Strength said.

The names of the officers and the victim were not released.

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suspicious1
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suspicious1 11/18/09 - 12:54 am
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When will they learn?

When will they learn?

CalvinCool
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CalvinCool 11/18/09 - 12:57 am
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Guess he won't be

Guess he won't be accumulating any more felony arrests now??

Georgialina
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Georgialina 11/18/09 - 01:05 am
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Good job guys. Thank you for

Good job guys. Thank you for your service. RCSD is still #1 in my book!!

baronvonreich
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baronvonreich 11/18/09 - 01:32 am
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Unfortunately it appears that

Unfortunately it appears that they will never learn to obey the laws and respect others.

MrsD
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MrsD 11/18/09 - 01:44 am
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When will people learn that

When will people learn that you will be shot if you attempt to run a police officer over? Thankfully our officers were not injured in this case... Sad situation, but the guy chose his own destiny and our officers did what they had to do to protect themselves...

ispy4u
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ispy4u 11/18/09 - 01:48 am
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They never will. It is a

They never will. It is a shame that deadly force is the only thing that criminals understand. These deputies place their lives on the line daily for us and yet only get a small amount of respect until we need them. Wait for the surprise.

MrsD
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MrsD 11/18/09 - 02:05 am
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ispy3u-- I agree with you...

ispy3u-- I agree with you... Unfortunately we live in a society that looks at whatever our officers do as being the wrong action... They are 'darned' if they do & 'darned' if they don't...Personally, I am grateful to have one less methamphetamine user roaming the streets & doing crazy things--like attempting to run over an officer(s)... Luckily no one's children were outside & in the way of that maniac!

eachoneteachone
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eachoneteachone 11/18/09 - 02:45 am
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Good work RCSD

Good work RCSD

justus4
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justus4 11/18/09 - 04:25 am
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Another citizen shot? Another
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Another citizen shot? Another family in morning...another use of deadly force incident...another life, another day.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/18/09 - 05:22 am
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Justus what did you think

Justus what did you think they needed to do??? Pat him on the hand..Bad boy bad boy

jb5365
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jb5365 11/18/09 - 06:22 am
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Don`t do the crime if you

Don`t do the crime if you can`t do the time...sounds like he wanted to avoid the consequences. Did he actually think...ahhh, there`s the problem, that THINKING part...

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smartie 11/18/09 - 06:47 am
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of course, an investigation

of course, an investigation is in order. but, i'm certain that if he had cooperated, he wouldn't be dead today. ultimately, we are responsible for our own actions. i'm pretty sure, that if anyone reading this article were in the shoes of the officers, they'd have done the same.

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CobaltGeorge 11/18/09 - 08:10 am
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justus4 - Another [filtered word]shot?

justus4 - Another [filtered word]shot? Another family in morning over the loss of there will brought up son...another great use of deadly force incident...another life not in our society, another beautiful day.

WISE-OLE-OWL
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WISE-OLE-OWL 11/18/09 - 08:40 am
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Victim?

Victim?

jericojones
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jericojones 11/18/09 - 08:44 am
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Yes justuazz, another family

Yes justuazz, another family in "morning"!!! Amazing, and this idiot votes!

ispy4u
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ispy4u 11/18/09 - 09:17 am
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You are just as much an

You are just as much an idiot, and you vote. So at least you cancel each other out.

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Little Lamb 11/18/09 - 09:25 am
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At "gangsta" meetings they

At "gangsta" meetings they must sit around and tell the inductees, "If the police approach you, just get in a vehicle and floor it. You'll get away from those flatfeet for sure."

jericojones
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jericojones 11/18/09 - 09:28 am
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ispy and you aren't old

ispy and you aren't old enought to vote, so you are not a cause of worry, yet!

KSL
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KSL 11/18/09 - 09:38 am
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Justus, would you rather it

Justus, would you rather it be the police officer's family that was in mourning today?

KSL
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KSL 11/18/09 - 09:39 am
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ispy, your 12:48 AM post was

ispy, your 12:48 AM post was great. Why did you have to go and ruin it @ 8:17?

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1of the frontrowgang 11/18/09 - 10:09 am
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jail or death . he made the

jail or death . he made the wrong choice.good work rcsd.

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Reality 11/18/09 - 10:17 am
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Sorry the police had to shoot

Sorry the police had to shoot the guy, that is something they will have to remember. On the upside, the thug criminals will weed themselves out.

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terry67 11/18/09 - 10:20 am
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Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 11/18/09 - 10:45 am
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I'd have chosen the word

I'd have chosen the word 'subject' rather than 'victim'. The officers were the victims in this case where the man tried to assault them with his vehicle while trying to flee.

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Javital 11/18/09 - 11:16 am
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I believe there was still a

I believe there was still a way to avoid the mans death, My Prayers go out to the family and the officers that took the shot.

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corgimom 11/18/09 - 11:54 am
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Yes, there was a way to avoid

Yes, there was a way to avoid the death. He could've surrendered. Stop blaming the police. This is not the officers' fault, it is the suspect's. He made his choice.

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CSLEWIS II 11/18/09 - 12:45 pm
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And to think we got alll the

And to think we got alll the information (news) we needed without the names/pictures of the officers being plastered all over the pages of the AC......a bit of a change from last week!

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sevw626 11/18/09 - 01:45 pm
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LOL! At all the people in

LOL! At all the people in here who made underhanded ASSumptions that he was black. LOL

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butler123 11/18/09 - 01:56 pm
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That's mourning dip ----!

That's mourning dip ----!

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crackertroy 11/18/09 - 04:38 pm
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Uh oh, Al Sharpton will be
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Uh oh, Al Sharpton will be here soon. More dumpster fires etc etc

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