By Wyatt Earp | June 17, 2011
This is a completely justified shooting, but I wanted to put it out there just the same. Why? Because moments after I hit “Publish,” the trolls will be coming out of the woodwork claiming this incident is explained by:
1. The militarization of the police.
2. Police brutality.
None of these excuses hold water, but people will stand by them, because they think they know more about this case than I do.
Separate shootings by police today have left one man dead and a second wounded. The fatal shooting occurred about 10:20 a.m. on the 7900 block of Rugby Street in the Stenton section of East Mount Airy, police said. No other details are available, except police confirm a man was killed by police gunfire.
Luckily for you I have the details, since I was working today. The officer involved approached the location and saw a male engaged in a domestic dispute with a female. While the officer was talking to both parties, the female’s brother (the suspect) arrived on the scene. The officer saw that the suspect was carrying a handgun, and he asked him if he had a permit to carry.
The suspect responded with, “Yeah, here’s my permit,” before drawing his gun. The officer shot the suspect, who died shortly afterward.