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Cops in Roswell, New Mexico are checking out a possibly stolen vehicle, and get into a confrontation with a security guard, full uniform and wearing a badge, and chase him and try to arrest him.

Supposedly, the security guard tries to draw his pistol and gets shot by cops.
I'm not sure if I see any drawing motion, although his left hand does go down by the pistol on his left side as the cop runs after him. (I've put my hand on my holstered pistol while running before, just to stop it from bouncing around so much).

I wonder what the story is behind this video?

 

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It looks like the cop asks him something and the guy fishes around in his pocket for a knife, and hands a big folding knife to the officer, but doesn't tell the cop about the holstered gun on his left hip, which is causing his untucked uniform shirt to bulge visibly. This was a few seconds before the foot chase.
 

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Okay, so investigating officers don't think the suspect was really a security guard at all, but that he was involved in the car theft or the possession of this stolen car.

He was just a criminal wearing a guard's uniform, complete with badge and gun. ( WTF ?? ) (That's a new technique for criminals, isn't it?)

QUOTE: "Romero was inside the Motel 6 in the 3300 block of North Main Street when the officer approached the suspected stolen car, which the officer had determined was stolen from Albuquerque.
"The suspect, wearing a security guard uniform that investigators believe did not belong to him, exited the building, walked up to the officer standing behind the stolen car, spoke briefly with the officer and then started to walk away
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Emphasis added.

LINK: http://www.leoaffairs.com/featured/...exico-suspect-turns-gun-self-graphic-content/
 

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"Yes, your Honor, he had a uniform, a badge and a gun, but we couldn't be sure he wasn't just a criminal in disguise."

"Your Honor, there was no reason to think Officer Friendly was a criminal in disguise, he had a uniform, a badge and a gun."

Upon review, I retract my previous post and give you Vinny Gambini's opinion of my opinion.

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I can at least admit when I'm wrong............ occasionally.
 

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"Yes, your Honor, he had a uniform, a badge and a gun, but we couldn't be sure he wasn't just a criminal in disguise."

"Your Honor, there was no reason to think Officer Friendly was a criminal in disguise, he had a uniform, a badge and a gun."
heh, you know that only works one-way.
 

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He did not just try to draw his pistol. He shot first!

The officer returned fire and killed him.

I hate to judge a book by the cover, but I could tell he was not a legit security guard. Something did not look right (untucked shirt? chain on baggy gangbanger pants?) and he had that nervous, evasive look that throws off red flags. I also predicted his run before he did it. The way he was walking, the body language, I have seen it too many times before. I am sure this officer knew exactly what was up.

Anyway, perp shot first.
 
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