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Angier man killed in scuffle with officers

Posted December 3, 2012

— An Angier man was killed Sunday morning in a scuffle with officers responding to a domestic disturbance, police said Monday.

Jose Espindola was shot during the scuffle, which occurred at about 11:30 a.m. inside an apartment at 150 Coats Circle, police said.

Espindola, 22, of 45 Crestview Drive, had outstanding warrants for first-degree kidnapping, second-degree kidnapping, assault on a child under 12, assault on female, communicating threats and injury to real property, police said.

The name of the Angier officer involved in the shooting hasn't been released. Police said he has been placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of a review by the State Bureau of Investigation, which is standard procedure.


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  • simplelogic Dec 4, 2012

    "Too bad this officer has to live knowing he HAD to kill someone for what probably started as a simple family argument."

    This guy had warrants for kidnapping, assault (on a child!) and property damage. I doubt it was a "simple family argument". He seems to have been a very violent individual.

  • twatkinsntp Dec 4, 2012

    Most likely not and Angier man but a bit further south than that. No mention if he is legal or not and why does WRAL insist on calling this a scuffle? Poor writting or just another way of realy making people mad in order to have more to write about.

  • oleguy Dec 3, 2012

    In a domestic Violence call , You arrive calm,, the people there are already mad and fired up,, Its an easy way to get yourself killed,,, Enter prepaired,,, Good job LEO,,

  • chrisnrali Dec 3, 2012

    could've been the other way around. Too bad this officer has to live knowing he HAD to kill someone for what probably started as a simple family argument. Glad the good prevailed either way.

  • dontstopnow Dec 3, 2012

    About time to read about one that got what he deserved! Pin a gold star on that officer.

  • Falcon93 Dec 3, 2012

    rman -- it don't take much for these low life scums to be out. I have turned in 3 known drug dealers -- who have been verified as dealing to youth in the same area and nothing has been done to date.

  • Barfly Dec 3, 2012

    I wonder what his past tense legal status was?

  • Bartmeister Dec 3, 2012

    Good job. Good guys 1, bad guys 0.

  • rman Dec 3, 2012

    With all these outstanding warrants why was he out free walking the streets in the first place? What panty-waist judge would let him walk? Here-in lies most of the domestic violence tragedies.

  • beachboater Dec 3, 2012

    People just don't respect the law anymore. Go into a fight with your fists or a knife against a gun or a taser is just not too smart. Domestic call with prior felony domestic warrants is not a safe situation for the LEO.

    Sorry for the outcome, but at least it was the bad guy that paid the price.