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  • Vegas "Murder"

    http://www.fox5vegas.com/news/21162841/detail.html

    What do you officers think of this???

  • #2
    "Oquendo’s 15-year-old son, Tanner Chamberlain, was shot Tuesday when, police said, he threatened his mother with a knife and refused their orders to put the blade down."

    I only read to that part, it was justified based on that alone.

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    • #3
      It would be real nice not to call this a Murder....But an Officer Involved Shooting (OIS). The officer is not a Murderer....

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Outshined
        What happens in Vegas , stays in Vegas.


        Back on topic, if you call the Police on your son when he is threatening your life you have to at least contemplate what the outcome can be. If you don't want the Police interfering with your family matters than don't call.

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        • #5
          Dont Call

          Originally posted by Incognito007 View Post


          Back on topic, if you call the Police on your son when he is threatening your life you have to at least contemplate what the outcome can be. If you don't want the Police interfering with your family matters than don't call.
          Point Blank !

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          • #6
            If you wanted only LEOs to post here the proper place to put the thread would be the "Ask a cop" section..

            But I'm kind of bored right now so I'll break down this news story in sequential stupidity.

            They aimed to kill.
            Very "dramatic" statement. Because we all know officers are trained to shoot an armed person in the leg first

            This cop murdered him and he needs to pay for this!"
            Oh, there we go. It's all about the $$$

            Officers arrived after the family called 911 for an ambulance. Oquendo said her son, who suffered from bi-polar disorder, was acting irrationally and needed paramedics to calm him down.
            Did they really expect paramedics to "calm" this kid weilding a knife? If they were so sure he wasn't capabale of hurting anyone, why bother with 911?

            He was scared and he jumped and he just put [the knife] toward me,” she said. “He wasn’t going to hurt me.”
            Bi-polar teenager + Knife = danger

            The teen’s MySpace page can be found under the link “Sociopathic Nihilist,"
            Hahah sounds like a good kid

            although his mother and friends insisted he was a popular student who was not prone to violence.
            I think Jeffery Dauhmer's mother said the same thing up until his death.






            Futurelaw89

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            • #7
              Although I do not fault the police response, I think that you have to recognize that most parents would not look at the confrontation in the same frame of mind as the police; parents, especially mothers, tend to be more concerned with the welfare of their children than with their own safety. In addition, being in an emotional state, they are not likely to appreciate that the police will put the welfare of the innocent parent (and their own welfare) first.

              By the way, I seem to recall that there is an Oquendo Street in Las Vegas.
              Last edited by DAL; 09-30-2009, 07:14 PM.
              Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
              Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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              • #8
                ............
                Last edited by fordman318; 03-28-2010, 11:20 PM.

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                • #9
                  The mother of the teenager fatally shot by Las Vegas police Tuesday afternoon in an east valley apartment complex confirmed today that she had been in an argument with her son that preceded the shooting.

                  Evie Oquendo, 49, said she was arguing with her 15-year-old son, Tanner Chamberlain, about homework the teenager needed to complete.

                  Oquendo, who said her son was bipolar, said he refused to do his homework and instead wanted to go to a friend’s house. When Oquendo refused to allow that, she said her son became irate and started thrashing her apartment and got physical with her, including pulling her hair and punching her.

                  After about 45 minutes, the scene inside the apartment grew calmer and the two went outside to talk.

                  Oquendo said Las Vegas police arrived at the residence as her son was sitting on the stairs leading up to her apartment. Oquendo said her son, who had a fold-up knife with a blade that was no longer than 4 1/2 inches, grabbed her from behind and held the knife in front of her head, but not at her throat.

                  She said she heard one officer order her son to put the knife down, but he didn’t. An officer fired a shot and struck the teen in the side of the head, she said.

                  Oquendo said the entire encounter with police lasted about 30 seconds.

                  Despite the circumstances, she feels the shooting was not justified and she did not feel threatened by her son while they were outside.

                  “They shot to kill. They murdered my son. They did not try to negotiate with a sick person, a 15-year-old who has an emotional disorder.”

                  Chamberlain was a junior at Chaparral High School. He died about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday outside Sunridge Apartment Homes, 4855 Vegas Valley Drive
                  http://www.lvrj.com/news/School-offi...-62885022.html

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                  • #10
                    Wow this sheds some more light on the story. Not only did the officer do the right thing but he's a damn good shot.

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                    • #11
                      See nothing wrong here.

                      The officer had to do what he had to do.

                      If he did not act, the media would have probably took out a story like this:

                      "Officer failed to act and watched as a teen slit his own mothers throat"

                      And again, if they feel the police should not be there and he wasnt a "threat", why call us in the first place?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Incognito007 View Post
                        Not only did the officer do the right thing but he's a damn good shot.
                        hahah that's what I JUST thought. I was thinking their SWAT did this but wow..good shot.

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                        • #13
                          It was a good shoot. However, the general public needs to be more informed on how the 911 system works. We do not send in the medics until the scene is safe. Obviously the mother did not know that.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Incognito007 View Post
                            Wow this sheds some more light on the story. Not only did the officer do the right thing but he's a damn good shot.
                            +1 One timed him and folded him up, and went home at the end of the day. This "good kid" more than likely would have killed someone eventually. One less potential threat to society stealing oxygen from the rest of us.
                            It's better to be hated for what you are, then to be loved for what you are not.

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                            • #15
                              “They murdered my son,” she said. “They shot at his head. They could have shot at his arm. They could have shot at his leg. They could have Tasered him. They aimed to kill.”
                              Ignorance at its finest. Just another, "why didn't you just shoot the gun out of his hand?" Unbelievable.

                              She said he pulled her hair and punched her in the head. She said he did not hurt her.
                              Just a tad contradictory wouldn't you say? This was a good shoot, anyone with any brains could see it. I understand that the mother is distraught over the death of her child, but even according to her account of what happened, the officer did nothing wrong.

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