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  • Lightfoot3 Dec 3, 9:38 a.m.

    “What you grow up to be is a result of the environment you were raised in!” - yankee1


    “No ... blame the family, they did not do a good job as parents to keep this person out of trouble.” - bombayrunner


    There are PLENTY of bad kids that come from good families. While the chances of a bad kid are greater if it’s a bad family, there’s no guarantee that a good family won’t have a rogue kid.

  • atheistswillserveinhell Nov 30, 7:41 p.m.

    one less dirt bag

  • gabewilliams12 Nov 30, 7:13 p.m.

    oh well. He was doing wrong. shot at the police..Good shot FPD. My parents live over there. Better him then them.

  • cbiga220 Nov 30, 5:52 p.m.

    Sad, people will do anything for Christmas money, though not much to get from a gas station at 2 or 3 in the morning, good for Fayetteville's Finest

  • eoglane Nov 30, 5:24 p.m.

    way to go Fayetteville PD knock the criminals down

  • dleham Nov 30, 5:23 p.m.

    Good!! He won't be robbing anything else.

  • yankee1 Nov 30, 5:21 p.m.

    right on Bartmeister!

  • signbiz1 Nov 30, 5:08 p.m.

    Thanks for comin' out.

  • Bartmeister Nov 30, 5:01 p.m.

    Live AND die by the sword. No sympathy here for the dead criminal.

  • beachboater Nov 30, 4:59 p.m.

    "I agree Relic. No officer I ever worked with goes to work wanting to shoot, kill or injure someone. It isn't what they want or need, as the public crucifies them in the media even when justified." topfan4unc

    "------ that, is NOT a fact." bombayrunner

    What's up with that Bombayrunner? Most of the LEO's that I have known have never fired their gun except in training (or hunting).

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 30, 4:56 p.m.

    Thank you Fayetteville police department for taking at least one criminal off the streets.

    If had been your love one, would you have the same chat? I don't believe so. So here please have some compassion. This was not a joke at all. Someone lost a love one, regardless of their wrong choices. It happens in your family. No one is perfect as you want us to believe. Have a great weekend.

  • bombayrunner Nov 30, 4:46 p.m.

    I agree Relic. No officer I ever worked with goes to work wanting to shoot, kill or injure someone. It isn't what they want or need, as the public crucifies them in the media even when justified.
    topfan4unc

    ------
    that, is NOT a fact.

  • bombayrunner Nov 30, 4:43 p.m.

    Quit feeling sorry for him and wet nursing his family, he didn't know right from wrong and attempted to rob your neighbor at gunpoint and got caught & died like a coward, end of story.

  • whiffer1 Nov 30, 4:41 p.m.

    Thank you Fayetteville police department for taking at least one criminal off the streets. This seems the only way justice can be served these days with our court system putting them back on the street. And for those feeling sorry for this guy and his family I'll say this. If you commit a crime armed with a gun you should be prepared to die. I'm just saying!

  • yankee1 Nov 30, 4:40 p.m.

    My condolences to his family and friends. Hold on to God's unchanging hands and He will see all of you through this difficult time....charmcclainlovesdogs2

    Gee! Would you have had the same liberal, sympathetic view if it had been one of the cops who died? I doubt it! What you grow up to be is a result of the environment you were raised in! Continually giving a pass to parents and family who are more concerned with standing in line at the Social Services office than raising their kids is causing this endless death march that we see in the usual communities! How about addressing that instead of looking for excuses.

  • bombayrunner Nov 30, 4:39 p.m.

    No ... blame the family, they did not do a good job as parents to keep this person out of trouble. It is rare you find a CRIMINAL, go where he grew up and find mother teresa baking cookies.

  • SportsLover75 Nov 30, 4:38 p.m.

    Thank you FPD... now a million more to go!

  • southerntalent Nov 30, 4:31 p.m.

    what kind of person opens fire towards cops or even thinks about it

  • Just Plain Common Sense Nov 30, 4:05 p.m.

    All he had to do was surrender. Stupid decision, and now his family and all involved will be tormented forever.

  • Jimm57 Nov 30, 3:58 p.m.

    Not so tough now, huh? Shoulda just got a Slim Jim and on his way

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 30, 3:47 p.m.

    Does stink for his family though. nauti-dog

    Lets not blame the family for this young man wrong choices. He made the choice and not his family.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 30, 3:46 p.m.

    My condolences to his family and friends. Hold on to God's unchanging hands and He will see all of you through this difficult time.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Nov 30, 3:46 p.m.

    If only he had obey the officers and dropped his weapon, he could be alive today. May others learn from this tragedy.

  • topfan4unc Nov 30, 3:44 p.m.

    I agree Relic.

    No officer I ever worked with goes to work wanting to shoot, kill or injure someone. It isn't what they want or need, as the public crucifies them in the media even when justified.

  • Dynol Yn Cael Ei Nov 30, 3:39 p.m.

    Sorry to hear it, but what else could the cops do.

    Sorry this criminal's choices hurt the ones who loved him.

  • fifefan4life Nov 30, 3:34 p.m.

    Such a sad story, a young man dead for naught. My prayers are with his family, and the LEO.

  • Darcy Evans Nov 30, 3:32 p.m.

    piene2isclueless--I love your user name! Agree with it 100%!

  • beachboater Nov 30, 3:25 p.m.

    I'm glad the store clerk was able to get out before all this got started. Baracading oneself inside a convenience store know the police are coming in force is not a real smart thing to do.

    As has been said several times already, the robber decided it was easier to steal from someone than to earn an honest living. He paid the ultimate price.

    And I agree, the officer that was called upon from his training and duty to fire that fateful shot will have to life with that. But I hope he takes at least some comfort in knowing that the public that is sworn to protect is behind him or her.

  • lumberman Nov 30, 3:21 p.m.

    All this nonsense over 50 bucks. Well the good news is there will not be a trial or a tax payer funded stay at the cross bar hotel.

  • NotUrTypicalAmerican Nov 30, 3:19 p.m.

    They just built that Shell station and already it was hit up to get robbed.

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Nov 30, 2:50 p.m.

    Does stink for his family though. I'm sure not all of them would have supported the decisions he made that resulted in his demise. Hope they can find comfort

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Nov 30, 2:45 p.m.

    piene2isclueless

    I concur.....with your statement and moreso your username.

  • SaveEnergyMan Nov 30, 2:32 p.m.

    This action is unfortunate, but as others have said, the criminal chose his path. I feel for his family, who now faces the loss of a family member. I also feel for the officer - who took a life. That's never easy, regardless of the situation. I hope he finds peace with what happened.

  • Relic Nov 30, 2:14 p.m.

    I am sorry to hear that the Fayetteville Police Department has had an officer become a victim again. No, I did not mistype that. When an officer is FORCED to shoot a person in a deadly threat incident then the OFFICER is the victim. The persons that forced the officer's actions is the suspect and if the shooting is justified is never, ever the victim.

  • maria40nc Nov 30, 1:40 p.m.

    I live within a mile of that location and drove right into it on my way to work at 7:30 a.m. (and had to U-turn). I am grateful that the Fayetteville Police Department took action. That young man chose his path.

  • Trekker Nov 30, 12:37 p.m.

    “hapd....if you wonder too much about folks in NC, both lanes of Interstate 95 northbound are open and you may return to the place from whence ye came.” sweetsea2

    I guess she told you. Now you’re being deported from Banjoland for wondering.

  • chfdcpt Nov 30, 12:36 p.m.

    Lightfoot3, as a former cop, and still being involved in law enforcement, police are trained to shoot to stop the threat. I was trained to keep shooting until the threat was negated.

    You usually do a double tap (shoot 2 times) and if the threat is still there, you do another double tap. The way officers are trained in handling fire arms is mandated by the State. They have a certain method of training and shooting course, depending if they are shooting a revolver or a pistol.

    @Rabbitdog, sir, that action was taken by a law enforcement officer, therefore his actions become a public record. LEO critics are going to criticize anyway, regardless of what the facts are.

  • AestheticStyle Nov 30, 12:26 p.m.

    Sorry for the mans family who lost a loved one. Kudos to FPD for a job well done and bringing everyone home.

  • censorbait Nov 30, 12:26 p.m.

    hapd....if you wonder too much about folks in NC, both lanes of Interstate 95 northbound are open and you may return to the place from whence ye came.

  • Lightfoot3 Nov 30, 12:25 p.m.

    “The information you want can only serve to help critics of LEO's.” – Rabbitdog


    Only those that think cops are perfect and/or never do any wrong would believe that. Or perhaps those that want to hide and cover the misdeeds or inadequacies of some cops. EVERY shooting should be analyzed for what went right, and what, if anything, went wrong. That way you can fix problems, and replicate successes. You were an instructor and never did any case studies? Really?


    “You don't need that information.” - Rabbitdog


    Only if the United States was a 3rd world dictatorship.

  • batcave Nov 30, 12:18 p.m.

    The comments here make me wonder about people here in North Carolina.
    hapd.

    This comment makes me wonder about the person who made it. Post what state you are from so I will be sure to stay out, must be a scary place.

  • Raleigh Rocks 1 Nov 30, 11:39 a.m.

    ABC reporting the man has died

  • mj1angier Nov 30, 11:16 a.m.

    "The comments here make me wonder about people here in North Carolina."

    Why, because most don't think the crook is the victim in this story?

  • PracticalMagick Nov 30, 11:00 a.m.

    The comments here make me wonder about people here in North Carolina.

    How so? Because you have a bunch saying, "Good job, FPD," or because you've got a couple of gun enthusiasts asking a question, or????

  • Hans Nov 30, 10:51 a.m.

    Well, at least they didn't manage to shoot everyone else in the vicinity like the cops up in New York did.

  • mattcli Nov 30, 10:46 a.m.

    I'm glad this was resolved without innocent people being hurt.

  • pappybigtuna1 Nov 30, 10:42 a.m.

    this should happen more often, no more hugs for criminals

    society did not make criminals they are self made. If they are too stupid to know right from wrong this was a good thing

    I feel nothing for the perp. - Next story, please

  • hapd Nov 30, 10:12 a.m.

    The comments here make me wonder about people here in North Carolina.

  • PracticalMagick Nov 30, 9:56 a.m.

    I had heard on the news this morning that the witness interviewed only heard one shot, but then said that didn't mean that there weren't more. I don't know if that helps, though, Lightfoot... :)

  • Rebelyell55 Nov 30, 9:53 a.m.

    I bet that hurt.

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