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Oxford police kill suspected robber

Posted March 4, 2011
Updated March 6, 2011

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— A police officer shot a killed a man suspected of robbing an insurance agency in downtown Oxford Friday morning, police said.

A man walked into the Nationwide Insurance office on Gilliam Street shortly after 10:15 a.m. and robbed a worker at gunpoint, police said.

A short time later, an officer spotted a man fitting the description of the robber about a half-mile away on Railroad Avenue and tried to detain him, police said. The officer and the man struggled, and the officer fired one shot and killed the man.

Police identified the suspected robber as Ike Hutcherson, 40, whose last known address was on Railroad Avenue.

He had a single previous conviction for possessing stolen goods in 2007, according to state Department of Correction records.

The officer, whose name wasn't released, was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of reviews of the incident by the State Bureau of Investigation and the Oxford Police Department.

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  • Lightfoot3 Mar 7, 2011

    I'm thinking your blowing smoke and that has become so common no a days that it's sickening.” – Rabbitdog


    Oh no! Some unknown person on the Internet disagrees with me! What ever will I do? Woe is me! Woe is me! What’s more sickening is the lack of logical reasoning by most on the Internet these days.


    Some of you might think cops never do any wrong, but that’s not reality. I saw a white cop chasing a black guy. Cop shoots black guy. Then he pulls out a knife and rolls it in the black guy’s hand. Another cop (who eventually became the police chief) was the second one on the scene. Don’t know if he was in on it or not. Don’t know why the black guy was running. Both my dad and I witnessed this.

  • Lightfoot3 Mar 7, 2011

    “Why is it so hard for you to believe the officer in this case?” – anitov


    I didn’t say I didn’t believe the officer. I’m saying just because he claims it doesn’t make it so. What do you expect him to say?


    “I think I saw that same movie too.” – anitov


    Was it about the LAPD?

  • parkstonemm Mar 4, 2011

    My friend's uncle was shot today. My friend's uncle was KILLED today. And you people say GOOD JOB??? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU??? My friend's UNCLE was killed. I'm pretty sure they could've tried something else. But no. My friend's family is grieving because of this incident. Right outside of a middle school. This just shouldn't happen. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HEARTLESSNESS!!!!

  • Tax Man Mar 4, 2011

    Openmind. No this fellow was shot because he was a robber, criminal and he resisted an officer and threatened the officers safety. Good police work and one less criminal on the loose! We commend the law enforcement work here! Thanks for protecting us.

  • gpdk922 Mar 4, 2011

    Great Job by the officer! Obvioiusly due to the other violent crimes you see on this site by repeat offenders there will be less crime now. Especially since our "justice system" doesn't like to keep bad people in prison.

  • applylogicb Mar 4, 2011

    @ kilquian Still no reason to kill the unarmed ,, the drunken, and the distraught.

    Didn't read anything about him being unarmed or drunk,, Truth be known, we will probably learn that he did have a gun and tried to shoot the officer. A law abiding citizen would have stopped and talked with the officer and if he had done nothing wrong...no story.

  • greywolf30 Mar 4, 2011

    A OFFICER HAS A SPLIT SECOND TO MAKE A DECISION, MOST OF YOU COULDN'T DO THAT, BUT HAS ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD TO QUATERBACK SOMETHING YOU HAVE NO IDEA ABOUT OR EVER BBEN IN A SITUTION THEY FACE EVERYDAY THEY WORK. OFFICER I SAY JOB WELL DONE!!!

  • Blessed1991 Mar 4, 2011

    Seriously people do you really think the cop really wanted to end a man's life? Put your self in the officer's shoes, if a person drew a gun on your would you just and do nothing about it? I think not

  • Keyboard Toughy Mar 4, 2011

    "Come on people, let's get all of the facts...." -strivin2serveu

    How about taking you own advice here. The article doesn't say the officer shot a killed a man for being a suspect. It says he was stopped for being a suspect. He was shot and killed during a struggle. There is nothing in the article to explain what took place during the struggle. Your opinions and theories are not facts regardless of how well you convince yourself they are.

  • boneymaroney13 Mar 4, 2011

    Oh, here's another question you can ask. If they were just struggling, why did the officer shoot him. Your answer - the law states the officer can use ". . . . that ammount of force necessary to effect the arrest". And "that" being whatever level the arrestee decides to escalate the struggle too.

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