At Least 5 Youths Shot Dead in Wisconsin; Sheriff’s Deputy S

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  1. S&W 40

    S&W 40 Active Member

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,299946,00.html

    Town on lockdown, gagorder, legal?

    And a LEO on top of it all, not trying to bash.
     
  2. Boy Racer

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    It doesn't have to be an officer: it could be a secretary, or clerk, or office manager. It just reads "a person" with the department.
     

  3. Molon Labe

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    It was an off-duty deputy
     
  4. Macktee

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    Yahoo! News

    Off-duty Wis. deputy sheriff kills 6

    By ROBERT IMRIE, Associated Press Writer 15 minutes ago

    An off-duty sheriff's deputy went on a shooting rampage at a home early Sunday in northern Wisconsin, killing six people and injuring a seventh before authorities fatally shot him, officials said.

    The suspect was 20 years old and worked full-time as a Forest County deputy sheriff and part-time as a Crandon police officer, Sheriff Keith Van Cleve said. He would not release the suspect's name but said he was not working at the time of the shooting.

    A seventh shooting victim was in critical condition at a hospital in nearby Marshfield, said Police Chief John Dennee. A Crandon police officer who fired back was treated for minor injuries and released.

    Gary Bradley, mayor of the city of about 2,000, said earlier Sunday that the suspect had been brought down by a sniper, but Van Cleve would not confirm that officers shot the suspect.

    It wasn't immediately clear what the suspect's motive was. The shooting occurred in a white, two-story duplex about a block from downtown Crandon.

    One of the dead was 14-year-old Lindsey Stahl, said her mother, Jenny Stahl, 39.

    She said her daughter called her Saturday night and asked whether she could sleep over at a friend's house. Jenny Stahl agreed.

    "I'm waiting for somebody to wake me up right now. This is a bad, bad dream," the weeping mother said. "All I heard it was a jealous boyfriend and he went berserk. He took them all out."

    The State Patrol and the Crandon Fire Department detoured a steady stream of traffic from two blocks of U.S. Highway 8 in the downtown area. Some residents stood in nearby front yards.

    Marci Franz, 35, who lives two houses south of the duplex, said gunshots awoke her.

    "I heard probably five or six shots, a short pause and then five or six more," she said. "I wasn't sure if it was gunfire initially. I thought some kids were messing around and hitting a nearby metal building."

    Then she heard eight louder shots and tires squealing, she said.

    "I was just about to get up and call it in, and I heard sirens," she said. "There's never been a tragedy like this here. There's been individual incidents, but nothing of this magnitude."

    The sheriff said he would meet with state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen on Monday morning to discuss the case. Dennee said the state Department of Criminal Investigation will handle the case because the suspect was a deputy and officer.

    The Crandon School District called off classes Monday.

    The community, about 225 miles north of Milwaukee in an area known for logging and outdoor activities, is facing a trying time but is pulling together, Bradley said.

    "We are a strong community. We always have been," he said. "This is agonizing, but we will prevail."
     
  5. RedBeard

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    But I thought only the police could be trusted with guns...
     
  6. Axeman

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    +1 You beat me to it.
     
  7. Boy Racer

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    So much for my theory. I tried. :(
     
  8. asbrand

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    They are the only one's professional enough...
     
  9. jgullock

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    This tragedy is no doubt caused by the wide availability of handguns. Oh wait... :roll:
     
  10. triggerman357

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    He was a good boy. He just caught up with the wrong crowd. They didn't have to shoot him....
     
  11. merlock

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    LEO's need to take vows of celibacy. :)

    Kidding aside, my thoughts are with the victims' families.
     
  12. Guest

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    They are the ones that have TRAINING

    LEO: 0
    GCO: 1
     
  13. Malum Prohibitum

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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,300003,00.html

    Notice how when one of the "elite" uses an AR-15 to pump 30 rounds into a crowded room, the word "assault" does not appear in the story? Why the difference in terminology?

    He did it after they called him a "worthless pig."
     
  14. Malum Prohibitum

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    http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/10/07/wisconsin.shooting/index.html?iref=newssearch

    If that's all that was needed to bring down a bad guy with an evil black rifle, how can the Miami officers still justify their need?

    http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/10/08/wisconsin.shooting/index.html?iref=newssearch

    :-k What makes it "police-style"?

     
  16. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    The professional holding it.
     
  17. blind_shake

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    http://news.aol.com/story/ar/_a/ins...y/20071007163409990001?ncid=NWS00010000000001

    Soooo, the 18 yr old soldiers in Iraq are too young too?
     
  18. jgullock

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    It's a "Patrol rifle", not an assault rifle. Only WE have the evil assault rifles. :roll:

    http://armedandsafe.blogspot.com/2007/1 ... ifles.html
     
  19. moonchicken

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    My thoughts exactly. It's funny how you can't legally consume alcohol until you're 21, but at 18 you're old enough to vote and go to war. :?