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Would be Robbers shot..+1 for good guys

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by BleedNOrange, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. BleedNOrange

    BleedNOrange Go Vols

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    Undercover Officer Stops Hotel Robbery

    Posted: Mar 25, 2010 4:14 AM CDT Updated: Mar 25, 2010 6:52 AM CDT
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    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – According to Kristin Mumford with the Metro Nashville Police, a coincidence led to the arrest of three would-be robbers Thursday morning.
    Undercover Officer Justin Fox was at the right place at the right time.
    Fox was working a separate investigation at the Hyatt Place Hotel, which is just off Old Hickory Boulevard near Brentwood, when three robbers walked into the lobby around 2 a.m. with guns drawn.
    Fox shot all three suspects.
    Despite being shot, the suspects got away in a maroon mini-van. That same mini-van was pulled over on Interstate 65 North around the Wedgewood Lane exit.
    Medics were called to the scene, and emergency officials rushed the three suspects to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Two suspects were in critical condition and one had non-life threatening injuries.
    Mumford said the suspects could be charged with aggravated robbery.
    Fox was put on administrative assignment for the time being.
     
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    Kadetklapp Methberry PD

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    Good shoot. Good control and shot placement.
     
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    matt86 Oink Oink

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  5. steveksux

    steveksux Massive Member

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    Nice shooting!

    Obviously this guy was a CCWer before he joined the force! :tongueout::rofl:

    Randy
     
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    A three-fer? Fine, fine work!
     
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    Officer Fox obviously did not see their CCW badges. The men should have asked officer Fox if they were being detained, and then invoked their miranda rights. But apparently the worst offense is that Officer Fox did not have any police authority since he was undercover and obviously could not have been wearing his hat. :whistling:
     
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  8. SPDSNYPR

    SPDSNYPR Zippy's Friend.

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    What's this +1 for the good guys crap. My math says +3



    The El Prezidente comes to life . . . :thumbsup:
     
  9. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    The officer was also CCW'ing at the time... but not sure if he wore both his police badge and his CCW badge... but if he wore his CCW badge, that would be enough to trump all other badges.
     
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    It goes without saying... :rofl:
     
  11. BleedNOrange

    BleedNOrange Go Vols

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    From what info I can gather all 3 suspects(or at least 1 or 2) were armed with shotguns. They attempted or even forced him and another undercover Officer to lay down. The "OH CRAP" look on their faces would have been priceless. Damn Fine job!!
     
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    PoliceOne Senior Editor Doug Wyllie Editor's Corner
    with PoliceOne Senior Editor Doug Wyllie

    Plainclothes cop shoots gunmen, ends robbery spree

    Nashville Police Officer Justin Fox was at the right place at the right time to shoot three masked gunmen in a hotel lobby


    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — An overnight robbery spree in the Nashville metro area was halted by a plainclothes police officer who encountered the three masked men early Thursday morning at a hotel in the suburbs just south of the Music City.

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    Nashville NBC TV affiliate WSMV reported Officer Justin Fox “in defense of his own life and the lives of others in the lobby, shot all three suspects.”



    Three suspects reportedly burst into the lobby of the Hyatt Place Hotel in the small hours of the morning on March 25th, after allegedly already robbing three people at another location in town. Unfortunately for them, 35-year-old Officer Justin Fox was already there — purely by chance — as part of an unrelated, ongoing investigation at the hotel.

    The gunmen had forced the hotel clerk to give them cash when Officer Fox and an unnamed undercover cop from another agency entered the lobby at about 0230 hours.

    The suspects then ordered the officers to the floor at gunpoint, striking and kicking both men while threatening to kill them, according to a Department press release made available to PoliceOne late Thursday afternoon.

    Nashville NBC TV affiliate WSMV had reported during its early morning broadcast today that the Nashville cop, “in defense of his own life and the lives of others in the lobby, shot all three suspects.”

    Later in the day, Nashville PD provided some much-needed detail.

    “Before Officer Fox went completely to the ground,” said the Nashville PD press release, “he pulled out his department issued handgun, turned around, and fired on all three suspects in defense of himself and the other officer who did not fire a weapon. The suspects did not return fire. A handgun, dropped by one of the suspects, was recovered from the lobby floor.”

    Even as new details slowly emerged throughout the day, Jim Glennon, Lead Instructor for the Street Survival Seminar told PoliceOne, “Here’s the thing: life changes fast. You can go from a bike theft, an animal complaint, a domestic issue, or a traffic accident — to taking a life — within seconds. This officer did a great job physically but maybe more importantly he was mentally and psychologically prepared, which is a different animal altogether. There are a lot of officers who can earn a sharpshooter, marksman, or master shooting badge. Adapting to the dynamic reality of real deadly force situations and acting outside of the static training environment is what separates this officer from many others.”

    “Being unexpectedly pulled into the middle of an armed robbery is pretty damn frightening,” adds Street Survival Seminar Instructor Betsy Brantner Smith. “In that moment, Officer Fox needed to assess the situation and make some very critical decisions, quickly, and correctly. To be able to draw and deliver multiple rounds to multiple offenders is the epitome of When/Then thinking, and this officer’s response is a lesson to all of us.”

    Glennon spoke also of his friend and colleague Bob Nicholas, a Sergeant from Elmhurst Police Department and trainer at the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy in Glen Ellyn, Ill. “Bob tells his academy classes: ‘This is the only job where you can save a life, take a life, and or lose a life in an eight-hour period. You never know when one of those moments will present itself. You have to be prepared whenever a door opens’.”

    Brantner-Smith concludes, “In the Seminar we teach: ‘On duty, you go to calls. Off duty, some calls come to you.’ This is often the case when we’re in plainclothes as well. We have to decide how critical this situation is and should we take action or just be a good witness until the uniforms arrived. If we decide to take action, can we do it safely, tactically, legally? Are we going to make the situation better or worse by getting involved? Will more innocent people get hurt as a result of my actions? There is so much to consider in that one-quarter of a second that all cops get to make those life and death, million dollar decisions, which is why we recommend that you think about and visualize various scenarios, like being the victim of a robbery while in plainclothes, and decide in advance how you’re going to respond.”

    The masked gunmen, two of whom were critically injured, fled in a maroon van, but Officer Fox followed them in his unmarked car and called in to dispatch their direction of flight. The suspects were soon apprehended as they drove north on Interstate 65 into Nashville. When police searched the van, purses and wallets from the night’s earlier robberies were discovered.

    The suspects, identified as Deaunte Carter, 23, Rory Gilmer, 22, and Antonio Leggs, 20, were taken to nearby Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where Carter and Gilmer are reportedly in critical condition. Leggs is in stable condition.


    In 2008, Carter was convicted of facilitation of aggravated robbery and sentenced to eight years. Leggs has two previous theft convictions, and Gilmer has been arrested 11 times for driving offenses and for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

    The website for the local newspaper, Tennessean.com, indicated that Officer Fox — a 12-year veteran who reportedly has never before been in a shooting incident — is on routine administrative assignment following the shooting.

    We’re standing right there beside you Officer Fox. Job well done!

    http://www.policeone.com/pc_print.asp?vid=2027637
     
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  13. steveksux

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    This strikes me as great advice. All of it, especially the bolded part, with CCWs included.

    Lest there be any doubt, nice shooting by the officer... not second guessing here at all, he saw his opportunity, took it, executed beautifully and made it happen. Good example of when TO take action.

    Randy
     
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    BleedNOrange Go Vols

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    Exactly. I'm not gonna mention names but some would suggest you just lay there and take it because according to ALL the research and statistics nobody hardly ever gets shot by robbers:upeyes:. Damn proud of my fellow officer!!
     
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    In 2008, Carter was convicted of facilitation of aggravated robbery and sentenced to eight years. Leggs has two previous theft convictions, and Gilmer has been arrested 11 times for driving offenses and for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

    Once again it is the court system failing us, why were these people not in jail?
     
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    Because our judicial system is broken beyond repair. Simple enough.
     
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    Probably good advice for a non LEO. I believe trained officers have somewhat more of an obligation to stop crime, when possible.

    If I were in that situation I wonder if showing the BG's my CCW badge would have helped. :rofl:
     
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    I guess you missed the part where the officers were being kicked while on the ground. Of course you as a CCW holder always has the option of letting them find your ccw badge after they have beat you and shot you. But of course statistically that never happens right? Lay there and take your beating if you want.
     
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    Nice job, I am just always quite suprised that the officers names are released. Imho thats wrong.