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Body camera captures Oklahoma cop fatally shooting man outside church wedding

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Chee-to, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    An officer was involved in a fatal shooting for the first time since police in Muskogee, Oklahoma began wearing body cameras, the Tulsa World reports.

    In the video, Officer Chansey McMillin — who was responding to call that a man outside the Old Agency Baptist Church was telling people his ex-girlfriend “had a bullet with her name on it” — approaches 21-year-old Terence Walker and tells him he is going to pat him down for weapons.

    “Just relax for me,” McMillin says as he pats Walker down. “What are you shaking for?”


    At that point, Walker takes off running with McMillin in pursuit. After a few seconds, Walker bends down to pick an item he dropped and briefly turns toward McMillin with the item pointing towards him.

    Officer McMillin fires six shots at Walker, striking him three times.

    The pastor from a nearby church who initially called the police then rushes up to Walker’s body, which had half-fallen into the ditch. “I’m the pastor, let me check on him” he tells McMillin, who yells at him to “Get back! Get back! Sir, get back, he has a gun!”
     
  2. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    Just think if he didn't have the body cam on he would be another Darren Wilson. It happens so fast! If I was a Leo I would buy one myself if the dept. didn't issue them. Good insurance policy.
    Good guys 1

    Stacy
     
  3. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Glad the officer is OK.

    That was impressive shooting. He was running, winded, amped on adrenaline, and yet still made 3 hits out of 6 shots on a moving target at 10+ yards.

    Too bad the kid had to die but that is a consequence of his poor life choices and not any wrongdoing by the officer.
     
  4. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Was it a gun?
    Of course that doesn't matter if perp wasn't complying and turned with object pointed at cop. I would have shot at that point too.
    It will matter in the court of public opinion if it was a gun and not a cell phone though!

    Shots after perp stopped pointing and was running away ?? I'm not a cop and don't know what their training says if a guy points a gun then flees. As a civilian I would have held my fire at that point.

    As soberpups said, "That was impressive shooting"!

    The Pastor was an idiot and lucky to be alive.
     
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  5. forefathersrback

    forefathersrback Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    To me it was certainly a justified shooting. I think all LEO should have to wear a body cam. There have definitely been some LEO that have been very nefarious. This way it leaves no questions as to what happened. As a matter of fact, I think judges should have to wear them during any backdoor chamber meetings.
     
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  6. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter

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    If you watch the whole video it was indeed a gun and was loaded and the hammer was cocked.
     
  7. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Oh, I missed the end, aprox 4:04.
    That's where the other Cop plants the loaded gun on the victim:D

    Just kidding, but someone will claim it was planted because the vid does move around a lot.

    After seeing that though I have no doubt it was justified, even after perp commenced to fleeing. Gun in hand means shoot to kill in anybody except Al Sharpton and his followers eyes!
     
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  8. MilitantBEEMER

    MilitantBEEMER Eugene Refugee from the People's Republic of Illinois Gold Supporter

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    One of the Oklahoma stations published a slow motion version and in that video you can see him point the gun at the officer when he picks up the gun. To bad the officer had to shoot, however it seems justified to me. On a side note I read somewhere that this same officer was involved in a shooting over the summer, that may be problematic for him.. You LEO's be safe out there!
     
  9. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Sounds to me like it is more "problematic" for the criminals he has encountered......
     
  10. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Add all the two faced politicians to that body cam list!
     
  11. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    But he was such a good boy, he never hurt nobody, he was getting ready to go to collage, bla,bla,bla. I can already hear it and see the pics of him when he was 12 coming.

    Thankfully the LEO was wearing the body cam. One less bad man, no court costs.
     
  12. ARKLITE881South

    ARKLITE881South USA Well-Known Member

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    One bad thing, one of the other cops picked up the handgun, putting his prints all over it. Not good, but, its all on tape.
     
  13. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Screen shot perp's gun

    mw385k.jpg
     
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  14. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter

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    Looks like a Bersa Thunder. Or something similar.
     
  15. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    Good Shoot.
     
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  16. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Should have had an obstruction or interfering charge. Or a face full of pepper spray.
     
  17. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with the Bersa Thunder,,, in the right hands of course.:rolleyes:
     
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  18. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter

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    Never said there was.