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2pac Shakur
10-06-2012, 11:44 PM
The man who shot two people Thursday, Oct. 4, at a Chino Hills shopping center was an off-duty Huntington Park police officer who had been involved in a road-rage confrontation moments before, authorities said Friday.
The wounded people were taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. One was treated and released and the other remained hospitalized Friday, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said by phone.
The Sheriff’s Department said the officer, who is being considered the victim, and the suspects were traveling southbound on Highway 71 when there was an unspecified road-rage incident. About 8 p.m., both parties exited the freeway and entered the Shoppes at Chino Hills parking lot. The officer stopped and exited his vehicle, as did four men from their vehicle.
The four men moved toward the officer, who believed two of them had weapons in their hands, the release said. The officer armed himself and shot two of the men, who ran before they collapsed. One made it to the doorway of the Dripp coffee shop. The other two men ran before being arrested by deputies; one was eventually let go.
Investigators found an 8-inch knife and pepper spray at the crime scene, the release said. Bachman said investigators believe that those items belonged to the suspects.
Bachman added that the officer is considered the victim because the men advanced on him, and his status as a police officer was not a factor.
Witness Adam Nelson told CBS Ch. 2 that he encountered the two men who had been shot.
“I saw this guy and his buddy staggering in the middle of the parking lot. I went and grabbed him and said, ‘Dude, you’ve got to lay down’ cause he was bleeding all over the parking lot,” Nelson told the TV station. “And when I started laying him down he started telling me the story about how this gentleman in a fancy car was following them on the 71 and they had road rage with each other. … He followed them all the way into the parking lot. The four gentlemen that parked the car got out and the guy that was still in the car shot at them, hit one guy in the chest and hit the guy I assisted in the wrist, elbow and in the ankle.”
The suspects’ account of the shooting was not available. Bachman said she did not know which party followed the other to the shopping center.
A phone call has been placed to the Huntington Park Police Department seeking further comment.
A Shoppes spokeswoman said all stores were open Friday.



http://www.pe.com/local-news/breaking-news-headlines/20121005-chino-hills-road-rage-shooter-is-off-duty-cop.ece

The cop followed these guys off the freeway and attempted to execute them and is considered the victim. F*ck cops.

2pac Shakur
10-08-2012, 02:21 PM
Bachman added that the officer is considered the victim because the men advanced on him, and his status as a police officer was not a factor.


Of course not.

Happy Skunk
10-08-2012, 02:23 PM
It's like you hate cops or something

win diesel
10-08-2012, 02:24 PM
Take it to the reef or NA imo

Police officers are public servants but not sure if this fits in politics...thanks

2pac Shakur
10-08-2012, 02:39 PM
Take it to the reef or NA imo

Police officers are public servants but not sure if this fits in politics...thanks

thanks for the imo

2pac Shakur
10-14-2012, 01:37 PM
CHINO HILLS - The Sheriff's Department is refusing to release any information related to an Oct. 4 officer-involved shooting at the Shoppes Lifestyle center in Chino Hills.
Sheriff's officials have refused to name the off-duty officer involved in the shooting or any of the victims and have declined to elaborate on the circumstances of the shooting, which they initially described as a "road rage" incident.

In refusing to provide the information, sheriff's Lt. Brett Williams said providing any information would "endanger the successful completion of a criminal investigation and endanger the safety of persons involved in an investigation."

Williams also noted that a law enforcement agency's criminal investigative records are privileged for an indefinite period of time, and providing such materials would violate the privacy of involved police officers, witnesses and a victims.

Peter Scheer, executive director of the California First Amendment Coalition, said the Sheriff's Department is wrong to withhold all information.

"When someone who is an off-duty law enforcement official is involved in a public violent episode such as a shooting, officials can't hide behind public confidentiality rules," Scheer said.

"They need to explain the best they can to the public, and they can do that consistent with protection the civil and privacy rights of all people involved.

"They are certainly in the position to tell the public more than `no comment,' and they have an obligation to explain the circumstances," Scheer said.

"And if it turns out to be the case that the off-duty police officer at the time of the shooting is being investigated in his personal capacity ... then the special confidentiality rules for police should not apply at all."


http://www.sbsun.com/news/ci_21763259/sheriffs-officials-refuse-divulge-any-information-shoppes-shooting#ixzz29IAnPTtS

**** cops. They are above the law.

2pac Shakur
10-18-2012, 11:41 AM
Three men who were involved in the Oct. 4 road-range incident that led to a shooting in Chino Hills have been arrested.
Brian Sloma, 25, of Alhambra; Eugene Lee, 23, of West Covina; and Addison Weeks, 21, of Covina, were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Cindy Bachman wrote in an email. All have posted bail and are out of custody.
An off-duty Huntington Park police officer engaged four men in another vehicle in an unspecified road-rage incident on Highway 71. The motorists wound up at the Shoppes of Chino Hills. The officer, who is being considered the victim, said four men approached him, two of them he believed with weapons in their hands. The unidentified officer shot two men.
The Sheriff’s Department is not releasing additional details, including the defendants’ account of the confrontation, while the investigation continues.

http://www.pe.com/local-news/breaking-news-headlines/20121017-chino-hills-3-arrests-in-road-rage-incident.ece

Wow!
So now, getting shot by an off-duty cop is a criminal offense.
:usa:

2pac Shakur
10-22-2012, 05:20 PM
Three witnesses at the scene said they saw the occupants of both vehicles yelling obscenities at each other

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at a stop light after exiting the 71 Freeway.
The three men - Sloma, Lee and Weeks - were arrested a day before a Public Records Act request was submitted by the Daily Bulletin to the Sheriff's Department asking for details related to the incident.

On Oct. 12, Cochran initially denied the release of the names of those arrested. The decision went against the California Public Records Act, Scheer said.

Once someone is placed under arrest for a crime, law enforcement is required to make the names and crimes they were arrested for public knowledge, per CPRA section 6254-F.1.

"They are certainly in the position to tell the public more than `no comment,' and they have an obligation to explain the circumstances," Scheer said.

The reports of the incident have not yet been made public by sheriff's officials.

All three men posted bail and are out of custody.

The fourth man involved was not arrested.

Deputies were called to the shopping center for reports of several shots being fired outside of Dripp coffee house on Oct. 4, sheriff's officials said.

Witnesses reported two men had been shot and were lying outside the coffee shop in the parking lot.

Following the initial road-rage incident, both drivers exited the 71 and stopped inside the Shoppes' parking lot between California Pizza Kitchen and Dripp. The off-duty officer's vehicle was directly behind the vehicle with the four men.



http://www.sbsun.com/ci_21811125/withholding-shoppes-shooting-arrests-info-violated-state-code#ixzz2A3qs7h8q

Sounds like the officer followed those men.
Poor victim. Followed those men off the freeway and shot them.
God bless that cop/victim.