Shooting/Shots Fired

Bad Habits Create Bad Circumstances

 
While working a delayed family disturbance call in a grocery store parking lot, an emergency tone-out sounded over our primary radio channel. Dispatch advised that an unarmed security guard working the exterior night watch at a bank on the outskirts of our town had been shot.

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Officers Surprised by Suspect during Shots Fired Call

 
Officers received a call for shots fired in the area. They responded to a house for a disturbance involving the individual who fired the shots. Officers were checking the yard while another officer went to the front door to meet the complainant. One officer observed the suspect in the corner of the back yard.

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Swatting Incident at University

 
A male subject called 911 and said that his “roommate” had a gun and was headed to a named school campus and planned on shooting people. The caller added that his “roommate” was dressed in black. University, city, state and federal law enforcement agencies responded.

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Potential Friendly Fire Incident Following Mall Shooting

 
Patrol officers were dispatched to the complaint of a shooting at the mall. Initial reports indicated two people were shot, possibly a third. Officers responding to the scene were told via dispatch that multiple subjects with weapons were fleeing on foot in the area.

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Active Shooter Hoax at University

 
Communications received a text report of an active shooter occurring at (Major University) main group building. Incident Command made the decision to enter the building to search for the shooter. Responding officers from the local police department and the university police department formed into teams to begin the search. After a 2.5 hour search of multiple buildings with multiple teams, no shooter was found. The incident was determined to be a hoax.

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Stop Stick Malfunction During Vehicular Pursuit of Shooting Suspect

 
At 0100 HRS, dispatch aired a vehicular pursuit following a shooting that had just occurred in the area. The pursuit was heading onto a nearby highway at approximately 100 plus mph. I was able to get into the area of [the interstate] and drove southbound down the northbound off-ramp to get into position. I grabbed the Stop Sticks from the trunk of my patrol car as the pursuit was quickly approaching.

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