Combat-shotgun.com
Sign up Calendar Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
combatshotgun

Avatar / Picture

Administrator
Registered:
Posts: 1,770
Reply with quote  #1 
ADMIN:  Warning when you read this you are going to spit your teeth out and curse.   Three LEO's are trying to arrest a guy.  He shoots two of them multiple times so one of them use a Taser on him.   No, I am not making this up.  The Officer further endangered him or herself and their partners by using non lethal force on a perp who had already used and was using lethal force on them.   I hope an internal review gets rid of the Deputy that used the Taser as that Deputy is a risk to others.

Two Virginia deputies were shot when a man fired at them during a Christmas Eve dispute with his daughter, police said.

Three deputies responded to a “domestic incident” just before 4 p.m. at a home in Loudoun County, about 30 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., police said. The deputies found Douglas V. Johnson Jr., 39, arguing with his 19-year-old daughter in the house and attempted to calm him, according to FOX5DC.

About an hour later, Johnson walked upstairs and into a bedroom closet. Two of the deputies attempted to arrest him when he reached for a gun and fired a spray of bullets, striking both the officers. One deputy deployed his taser and struck Johnson.

The two deputies, a man and a woman, were hospitalized and treated for gunshot wounds to one arm and their legs.

“I am proud of the actions and bravery of our deputies tonight and would like to thank the community for the outpouring of support we have already received,” Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman said in a news release.

“I am glad the deputies are doing well as the situation could have ended much worse,” he added.

 Johnson was arrested and charged with attempted capital murder. He is being held without bond. 

__________________
JD McGuire, Owner
AI&P Tactical, LLC
http://www.aiptactical.com
http://www.tacticalgunslings.com
Remington LE Armorer
Mossberg LE Armorer
0
David Armstrong

Administrator
Registered:
Posts: 371
Reply with quote  #2 
i'd like to hear more before I comment.  Our local agency policy is that whenever possible a less-lethal, such as Taser, should be deployed with another officer(s) with a deadly force option at hand.  If that was the case and the badguy took on the officers the Taser may have been the fastest response the deputy had to try and stop further damage, as opposed to drop the Taser and then go for his handgun, which may have added about 2 seconds to the encounter.  I'll certainly agree that if this went down and the officer's chose to go to the Taser first it was a pretty bad decision.
0
combatshotgun

Avatar / Picture

Administrator
Registered:
Posts: 1,770
Reply with quote  #3 
Good point and I hope that was the case.  Best part of the story is no LEO was killed.   I just have doubts and of course there is never a follow up to these types of stories unless you are local to the place it happened.  
__________________
JD McGuire, Owner
AI&P Tactical, LLC
http://www.aiptactical.com
http://www.tacticalgunslings.com
Remington LE Armorer
Mossberg LE Armorer
0
entropy

Senior Member
Registered:
Posts: 304
Reply with quote  #4 
Another Social Worker with a gun. If you want to become a cop "To help people", just become a freaking Social Worker. Yes, often cops help people. But they have to be ready to defend people, including themselves. He had probably made a conscious and/or subconscious decision he wasn't going to be put in the 'hot seat' for a 'bad shoot' and instead got his partner and him shot. Quite the humanitarian; not a good partner. 
0
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.