Bystander Fired Deadly Shot, Not Officer

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There were two big developments Monday in the case of a motorist who was shot and killed along Greenwell Springs Road Friday after a fight with a police officer. Investigators say an autopsy shows the deadly bullet was fired by a bystander, not the officer. Police also announced that no charges would be filed in the case, either against the police officer involved or the bystander who fired the fatal shot into the head of George Temple.

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's spokesman Greg Phares says Officer Brian Harrision was escorting a funeral procession Friday when he pulled Temple over and wrote him a ticket for breaking into the procession. According to Phares, that's when Temple attacked Harrison. Police say Perry Stevens was walking outside of the Auto Zone on Greenwell Springs Road when he heard Harrison yelling for help. Harrison was reportedly on his back with Temple on top of him. That's when Stevens went to his car and grabbed his .45 caliber pistol.

According to Col. Greg Phares, "[Mr. Stevens] orders Mr. Temple to stop and get off the officer. The verbal commands are ignored and Mr. Stevens fires four shots, all of which struck Mr. Temple."

Perry Stevens fired four shots into Temple's torso. Officer Harrison had already fired one shot into Temple's abdomen. With Temple still struggling with the officer, Perry continued to advance toward the scuffle.

"He again orders Mr. Temple to stop what he was doing and get off the officer. Those commands are ignored and he fires a fifth shot and that hits his head. The incident is over with, and as you know, Mr. Temple is dead."

Police are calling the shooting death justified. Perry Stevens has a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Col. Phares would not give out any more details relating to the shooting. Both Phares and Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff stopped short of crediting Stevens with saving the officer's life. LeDuff says the entire incident is unfortunate.

"I spoke with his father at the scene briefly," said LeDuff. "I think this is a tragic situation all around."

9 News is told George Temple has a criminal record, and Officer Harrison was involved in a shooting while employed as a prison guard in East Baton Rouge Parish, where he was suspended for three days back in 1995.
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BIV

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Brah-fucking-vo.
 

Mommadeez4u

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Man, shot right in the Temple
 

Norm Stansfield

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Perry Stevens fired four shots into Temple's torso. Officer Harrison had already fired one shot into Temple's abdomen. With Temple still struggling with the officer, Perry continued to advance toward the scuffle.

"He again orders Mr. Temple to stop what he was doing and get off the officer. Those commands are ignored and he fires a fifth shot and that hits his head. The incident is over with, and as you know, Mr. Temple is dead."
Note the exemplary discipline on the trigger, in an emergency situation. He doesn't just empty his clip in the direction of the target, he fires, reassesses the situation, fires again as needed.

Why don't cops ever have that discipline? I bet it has to do with the way they're trained.
 

BIV

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Note the exemplary discipline on the trigger, in an emergency situation. He doesn't just empty his clip in the direction of the target, he fires, reassesses the situation, fires again as needed.

Why don't cops ever have that discipline? I bet it has to do with the way they're trained.
Bash on the cops aside, that really is masterful control for a civilian. I wonder if he's ex-military.
 

Josh_R

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Note the exemplary discipline on the trigger, in an emergency situation. He doesn't just empty his clip in the direction of the target, he fires, reassesses the situation, fires again as needed.

Why don't cops ever have that discipline? I bet it has to do with the way they're trained.
Because they don't need to. They shoot up a crowd of civilians and there is barely a peep about it and most certainly none of them will lose their jobs. This man knew he would go to prison for if he had screwed up and shot the wrong person, cops do it all the time.
 

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Both Phares and Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff stopped short of crediting Stevens with saving the officer's life.
Then fuck them, because that may very well have been the case.

I can't wait to see the mainstream media lead with this story... and I bet Bloomberg is going to have some nice things to say about this good Samaritan...
 

Norm Stansfield

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Then fuck them, because that may very well have been the case.
I would say that was probably the case. The cop fired his weapon once, it didn't stop the attacker, but he didn't fire again. Logical conclusion: attacker must've grabbed the gun.

So it was only a matter of time before he took it away and used it on the cop.
 
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The shooter better be prepared for a wrongful death suit from the "victim's" family. It's just as likely as the sun rising in the east tomorrow. I wouldn't be surprised if they also sued the manufacturer of the bullets for not making the bullets good enough to stop him after 1 shot.
 
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The shooter better be prepared for a wrongful death suit from the "victim's" family. It's just as likely as the sun rising in the east tomorrow. I wouldn't be surprised if they also sued the manufacturer of the bullets for not making the bullets good enough to stop him after 1 shot.
And the police department better be prepared to cover this guys defense for saving the life of one of their officers... Ah who am I kidding, the guy is going to lose his house and all his money defending himself.

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Because they don't need to. They shoot up a crowd of civilians and there is barely a peep about it and most certainly none of them will lose their jobs. This man knew he would go to prison for if he had screwed up and shot the wrong person, cops do it all the time.
And the police department better be prepared to cover this guys defense for saving the life of one of their officers... Ah who am I kidding, the guy is going to lose his house and all his money defending himself.

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The shooter better be prepared for a wrongful death suit from the "victim's" family. It's just as likely as the sun rising in the east tomorrow. I wouldn't be surprised if they also sued the manufacturer of the bullets for not making the bullets good enough to stop him after 1 shot.
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Jeebus, is PCP making a comeback? Any who, if the cop was yelling for help, he obviously didn't have the situation under control, guy's a hero.
 

Party Rooster

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Note the exemplary discipline on the trigger, in an emergency situation. He doesn't just empty his clip in the direction of the target,
If he's using a .45 wouldn't he not be emptying his "magazine"? "whaa"

Hurricane Isaac must've knocked out Woodenplank's internet connection...:action-sm
 

CougarHunter

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.45 overcomes even the most stubborn negro brainpan.

Definitely a closed casket.
 
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