Woman calls 9/11, Cops shoot her in the chest for no reason

KRSOne

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Too many Barney Fifes, not enough Andy Taylors making them keep their bullets separate from the gun.

San Diego police are under close scrutiny after accidentally shooting a homeowner who called 911 after allegedly seeing a man in a ski mask prowling the neighborhood.

While searching for the man, police entered the backyard of the woman’s home, San Diego County sheriff’s homicide Lt. Larry Nesbit explained. There, they made contact with the homeowner and, horrifyingly, shot her.

While police say Jennifer Orey was struck in the arm, her family maintains otherwise.
“You know what, you guys need to get your story straight,” Dennis Morgan, the woman’s father, admonished. “She wasn’t shot in the arm she was shot in the chest.”
Her sister-in-law added: “Part of a bullet ricocheted off and hit her in the pinky, and they also had to do a little bit of repair to her pinky as well.”
Orey successfully underwent surgery Monday, and is expected to be okay.
Fox5 has more information:

10News has more information on the unusual shooting:
[San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore] said the deputies thought Orey’s open gate looked suspicious, so they went into her backyard. The deputies ran into Orey, and one of them had a “spontaneous reaction.”
Authorities said they did not know exactly what prompted the shooting. They said the woman did not have anything in her hands and was not armed at the time.
Morgan said Orey told him she heard something in her backyard so she went to check it out.

“She saw a flashlight and identified herself as the homeowner and he shot her,” said Orey’s father, Dennis Morgan.
Orey told relatives the deputy told her to lay on her back until paramedics arrived.
Her father said Orey was the first woman accepted in the Navy’s Air and Sea Rescue team and she knew if she stayed on her back she would die, so she turned on her side and waited.
Morgan said he believes the sheriff’s department is downplaying the shooting. “I told them I’m really pissed off,” he said. “I’m pissed off as hell. A cop could have very easily killed my daughter.”
Before she was rushed to the hospital, Orey had one question for the deputy. “After he shot her, she looked at him and said, ‘Why did you shoot me?’” said Morgan. [Emphasis added]
Apparently the officers never responded, and the matter is under investigation.
 

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Ok the situation makes me sympathetic for the homeowner, but the OP is making me suspicious that this is the whole story.
 

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Ok the situation makes me sympathetic for the homeowner, but the OP is making me suspicious that this is the whole story.
Yep. Had the same feeling as i read it. Just because it's him, it's instantly suspicious.
 

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It's unfortunate but if you're going to make an omlette you have to break a few eggs. "Jennifer Orey" from San Diego is obviously a white woman so she can't play the race hand. With 314,000,000 people nationwide there will be occasional collateral damage in the course of protecting the citizenry. Sucks to be her.
 

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“She wasn’t shot in the arm she was shot in the chest.”
Her sister-in-law added: “Part of a bullet ricocheted off and hit her in the pinky, and they also had to do a little bit of repair to her pinky as well.”
Her chest causes bullets to ricochet? Damn, that's some hard titties.
 

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She shouldn't have gotten in front of that hero's bullet.
 
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She called September 11th? "whaa"
I had the same thought when I saw the thread title. If that's the case, she deserved to be shot because she's obviously a terrorist.


[San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore] said the deputies thought Orey’s open gate looked suspicious, so they went into her backyard. The deputies ran into Orey, and one of them had a “spontaneous reaction.”
I bet that guy's wife has the same complaint.
 

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Barney Fife only had 1 bullet, and he only shot the floor...accidentally.


Poor analogy.
 

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Here is a real link. Still doesn't look good.

Woman Shot By Deputy Released From Hospital; Deputy ID'd
Deputy Luke Berhalter Placed On Leave After Shooting Jennifer Orey

POSTED: 5:49 pm PDT August 21, 2012
UPDATED: 7:53 am PDT August 23, 2012

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Deputies were called to the 8900 block of Leigh Avenue shortly before 10:30 p.m. Sunday to investigate a suspicious man seen in the area wearing a ski mask, according to San Diego County sheriff's homicide Lt. Larry Nesbit.

Deputies arrived and determined the man had left the area, walking away in an eastbound direction, Nesbit said in a statement.

While checking for the man one to two blocks away from Leigh Avenue, deputies entered the backyard of a residence in the 200 block of Via Tapia, Nesbit said.

"At some point, while in the backyard of the residence, there was contact between the deputies, who had their weapons drawn, and a female resident of the home," Nesbit said. "During that contact, one of the deputies fired from his service weapon. The female was struck in the arm by the round."

On Tuesday, Deputy Luke Berhalter was identified as the law enforcement officer that opened fire on Jennifer Orey, who is retired from the U.S. Navy.

Orey was a swimmer for the Navy's Air and Sea rescue team and the first woman to earn Wings of Gold, according to family members.

10News learned the sheriff's department placed Berhalter on administrative leave pending an investigation.

Jim Morgan, the shooting victim's brother, told 10News her injuries show that she was shot in the chest, and not in the arm as the sheriff's department reported. 10News learned the bullet went through her left breast, into her arm and through her pinky.

"She's angry they don't want to be held accountable for they did … or take responsibility for their actions. She just wants them to own up to their mistake," said Morgan.

Morgan said his sister asked the deputy why he shot her.

"The cop said, 'Well, I'm sorry, you startled me,'" said Morgan.

Orey told her family she remembered the second she realized she was about to get shot.

"She saw the black smoke and the fire coming from the barrel," said Morgan. "When she got shot, her initial reaction was the pain and then she went to put her hand on the officer who shot her and he said, 'Get your hand off me.'"

Orey's father, Dennis Morgan, told 10News on Monday, "I told them I'm really pissed off. I'm pissed off as hell. A cop could have very easily killed my daughter."

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore told 10News with assurance that Orey had been shot in the arm and that her pinky was "scratched."

Gore said the deputies thought Orey's open gate looked suspicious, so they went into her backyard. The deputies ran into Orey, and one of them had a "spontaneous reaction."

Authorities said they did not know exactly what prompted the shooting. They said Orey did not have anything in her hands and was not armed at the time.

Orey has been released from the hospital.
Pic/vid of the woman at the link:

http://www.10news.com/news/31374150/detail.html

EDIT: Lets see if this works.




Good news is, she's now cancer free.:icon_cool
 

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I'm pretty sure the 911 operator's main advice in these situations is "Stay in your house".
 

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She just wanted to get some skittles and tea from the grocery store.
 

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And of course the PTC will be more offended by the almost nip than the actual violence
 

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I'm pretty sure the 911 operator's main advice in these situations is "Stay in your house".
And since the Treyvon case everyone knows you must take orders from 911 operators. If they tell you to jump, you jump.
 

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And since the Treyvon case everyone knows you must take orders from 911 operators. If they tell you to jump, you jump.
You should look up the definition of advice.