News Cop rams his car into gun wielding suspect

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  1. Slow

    Slow All The Pieces Matter DawgShed News

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    not sure if this is news worthy or not because the suspect isn't black but it is however interesting to watch. From what I heard on tv one of the suspect's many crimes was "setting a church on fire" . I hope people are out marching for this gentle latino giant.



    TUCSON, Ariz. -- Police in Arizona released video from a dashboard camera showing how a police officer used his cruiser to put an end to a crime spree in February, CBS affiliate KOLD-TV in Tucson reported.

    In the video, recorded Feb. 19, an apparent gunshot is heard as suspect Mario Valencia is seen walking down a street in Marana, a town northwest of Tucson.

    Then, in a decision that Marana police Chief Terry Rozema says probably saved Valencia's life, Officer Michael Rapiejko drives his cruiser onto the sidewalk and rams Valencia.

    According to Marana police, Valencia was fleeing from a Walmart where he had allegedly stolen a rifle. He had already been intercepted by police near a post office, where he pointed the rifle at his head multiple times and threatened suicide before firing the gun in another direction and fleeing.

    Police do not know if he was shooting at officers, and no one was hit by the bullet.

    The pursuit came to an end outside a self storage facility nearby, where Rapiejko hit the suspect with his cruiser.

    "This was a dangerous felon who'd been on a crime spree throughout the morning," Marana Police Sgt. Chris Warren told KOLD-TV in February. "He'd just stolen a weapon, loaded it, was not obeying commands from officers and was walking toward occupied businesses. It's a busy time of morning, a lot of employees at work, a lot getting ready to come out for breaks, he's walking toward those businesses. So we had to take immediate action and make sure he didn't get inside those businesses."

    Valencia was taken to University of Arizona Medical Center in serious condition. He stayed there two days before being booked into jail.

    Police were investigating whether Valencia was connected to the three earlier incidents in Tucson, including a convenience store robbery, a break-in and fire at a church and a home invasion and car theft.

    Officer Rapiejko previously served with the Tucson and New York police departments before joining the Marana police.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dashcam-video-shows-arizona-cop-car-ramming-armed-suspect/
     
  2. BaldPussy

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    did he go splat?
     
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    There be cops all up in this. :worm:
     
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    Looks like the cop in the second car thought he was Dirty Harry.
    Or, he may have lost control of the vehicle.
    Hard to tell.

    Hope the rifle wasn't damaged.
     
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    ruined a perfectly good patrol car
     
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    So now it's ok to just allow cops to run over suspects? Smh
     
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    Now THAT is how you handle a nut with a gun, great job!
     
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    You'd think it'd be legal to shoot a rifle in the air in Arizona.

    Couldn't be more than a traffic ticket, right?
     
  9. Slow

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    if you watch closely the suspect fired a shot early in the video. He is lucky he didn't get shot. The cop driving claims to have saved the suspects life and he is right. The suspect is out of the hospital already.
     
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    I liked the part where the Mexican got run over by a police car.
     
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    Holy shit! That other car came outta nowhere and hit that guy like he was playing Mario Cart on Nintendo!
     
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    :owned:

    @dawg is organizing a protest for his people!
     
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    I'm kinda thinking maybe, just maybe, you shouldn't run from the police. Seems like nothing good comes from it. Don't do the crime if you can't do the time!
     
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    After he tried to kill him
     
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    GTA!
     
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    Man down.

    You think?
     
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    is it hard to steal a rifle from a Walmart?


    it should be I figure
     
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    Guy was fucked up. As usual, the cop was even more.... Nothing is really shocking anymore. Did the conqueror really claim he saved his life?
     
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    Well he was up with some pretty good hangtime.
     
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    I would've put it in reverse and backed over him.
     
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