Garland Police Officer, Fired For Shooting 41 Rounds, Killing Suspect

Dec 8, 2004
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Michael Vincent Allen with his daughter.


A Texas police department terminated an officer who killed an unarmed suspect by shooting at him 41 times following a car chase last summer.

Disgraced cop Patrick Tuter had claimed that he feared for his life while pursuing Michael Vincent Allen, but Garland Police Department officials fired him on Friday. Their investigation revealed that the 7-year veteran had rammed his cruiser into Allen's truck, cornered him and twice reloaded his semi-automatic gun while firing 41 shots at him, KXAS reported.

Three bullets struck Allen and the father of a 4-year-old girl died on a cul-de-sac in Mesquite where the 30-minute chase came to an end, CBS News reported. Allen, 25, was wanted for allegedly fleeing police in Sachse days before the Aug. 31 shooting.

"He did not deserve the death sentence," Allen's mother, Stephanie Allen said to KXAS. "Patrick Tuter was not judge and jury, and that's what he made himself out to be."

A Garland police spokesman said Tuter was fired for violating the department's guidelines for pursuit and use of force, the Dallas Morning News reported.

He had been on administrative leave since the shooting.

Police in Mesquite passed along the findings of their investigation to the Dallas County district attorney's office. A grand jury will decide whether to indict Tuter, KTVT reported.
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KRSOne

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41 shots again?


Maybe there should be a 40 capacity mag limit.
 

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He was rightfully terminated after only hitting his target 3 out of 41 attempts. The minimum standard should have been at least 33 hits out of 41. We can't have that sort of incompetence.
 

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How can you fear for your life if you are chasing someone? All he had to do is hit the brakes, and the percieved threat would be gone.
 

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This cop a graduate of the Joe Biden School of Shooting?
 

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How can you fear for your life if you are chasing someone? All he had to do is hit the brakes, and the percieved threat would be gone.
Their investigation revealed that the 7-year veteran had rammed his cruiser into Allen's truck, cornered him and twice reloaded his semi-automatic gun while firing 41 shots at him, KXAS reported.
If you stop somebody by ramming them, get out of your car and they continue to floor the gas towards you, you may be at risk of being struck by the suspect. Without any video of the incident, no idea how much peril the officer was in. They say he violated the rules for pursuit. Which means he didn't ask for permission to pursue OR ramming a suspect vehicle was not allowed without authorization.

As far as the asshole he shot. Fuck him. Take your pinch like a man. He put other peoples lives in danger because you fucked up.
 

wangznthangz

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Fair enough Mr. MH, I didn't think of that. The article is somewhat vague, so my civilian brain wasn't connecting the dots. I agree though, the suspect was a piece of shit. Unless you ask his mom, "he was a good boy and didn't deserve this."