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Posted: 5/20/2010 10:50:15 AM EDT
Just heard on the radio...

BREAKING NEWS
Suspects in police shooting killed in West Memphis shootout
Posted: May 20, 2010 12:17 PM CDT
Updated: May 20, 2010 1:38 PM CDT
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Aerial view of the shooting scene recorded by Chopper 5.Internet Insider

WEST MEMPHIS, AR (WMC-TV) - Four West Memphis police officers were shot, two fatally, Thursday afternoon in West Memphis.

The chain of events started late Thursday morning, when two officers were shot and killed during a traffic stop near I-40 and Airline Road.

West Police Chief Bob Paudert said his son, Brandon Paudert, was shot in the back of the head and died. The other officer, Bill Evans, also died.

After the shooting, the suspects escaped.

After closing down portions of I-55 and I-40, and searching car-to-car, police tracked the alleged shooters to the Walmart in West Memphis.

There, a second shootout occurred.  During the gunfire, both suspects were killed. Additionally, two police officers were injured.  Both officers were taken to the hospital by helicopter.  Their immediate condition is unknown.

Brandon Paudert and Bill Evans were assigned to the West Memphis Police Department's drug interdiction unit.



Link to story
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 10:51:04 AM EDT
[#1]
in







 
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 10:52:07 AM EDT
[#2]
Damn... That sucks...
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 10:52:53 AM EDT
[#3]
Damn
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 10:53:12 AM EDT
[#4]
Shot in the back of the head?

My condolences to the injured/killed officers familes. And may the perps rot in hell.
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 10:54:15 AM EDT
[#5]
West Memphis..yup.
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 10:54:41 AM EDT
[#6]
Damn. Prayers to the families.
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 10:55:23 AM EDT
[#7]
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 10:55:59 AM EDT
[#8]



Quoted:


Shot in the back of the head?



My condolences to the injured/killed officers familes. And may the perps rot in hell.




Save the typographical errors, this thought could not have been related better while remaining CoC compliant.  




 
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 10:56:04 AM EDT
[#9]
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 10:56:06 AM EDT
[#10]
RIP
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 10:56:54 AM EDT
[#11]
Third strike felons?
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 10:57:34 AM EDT
[#12]



Link Posted: 5/20/2010 10:58:19 AM EDT
[#13]
My utmost condolences to the officers and their families.

Drug interdiction unit?

You know, any narcotics unit, anywhere around the world, is perhaps the most dangerous job in law enforcement. When you are doing a narco bust, you deal with suspects who have totally nothing to lose. Most of these perps are also veterans of the trafficking scene and are conditioned to become stone cold killers. Narco is an extremely dangerous profession and it takes real men with iron hard courage to go in.
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 10:58:25 AM EDT
[#14]
again?!?!....fuck......
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 10:58:50 AM EDT
[#15]
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:00:02 AM EDT
[#16]
Dude...condolences.

The chief's son?

Shit.
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:00:18 AM EDT
[#17]
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:00:20 AM EDT
[#18]
Damn.



Prayers for the family and friends of the fallen.
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:00:32 AM EDT
[#19]
Shitty start, but at least the ending was fitting......

Whole lot chaeper then 437 years of capital murder trials and appeals.....

condolences to the families....
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:00:37 AM EDT
[#20]
Jesus Christ.

RIP, that's awful.
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:00:38 AM EDT
[#21]
RIP.  








Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:02:20 AM EDT
[#22]
edit b/c I just realized this was west memphis rather than memphis.



condolences
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:03:40 AM EDT
[#23]
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:04:24 AM EDT
[#24]
Quoted:
My utmost condolences to the officers and their families.

Drug interdiction unit?

You know, any narcotics unit, anywhere around the world, is perhaps the most dangerous job in law enforcement. When you are doing a narco bust, you deal with suspects who have totally nothing to lose. Most of these perps are also veterans of the trafficking scene and are conditioned to become stone cold killers. Narco is an extremely dangerous profession and it takes real men with iron hard courage to go in.


What makes it dangerous is that to a majority of narcotics BGs, it's just business and they are not particularly dangerous. The remainder, however, are murderous savages, and an officer never knows which kind he's getting.
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:04:34 AM EDT
[#25]
I hope the perps were not 2 of Calderone's fine exports.

Prayers to the officers families.
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:06:00 AM EDT
[#26]
damn that suxs..
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:06:26 AM EDT
[#27]
Prayers to the families.
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:06:51 AM EDT
[#28]
What's with all the armed confrontations with LEO's recently? and unfortunately, several have been fatal.

Prayers are with the officers, and their families and friends.
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:06:54 AM EDT
[#29]
Damn. We had a officer shooting yesterday a few miles from my house. Luckily he was only grazed, suspect dead.
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:08:48 AM EDT
[#30]
Condolences to Fallen Officers.  

Justice was served in the end as the suspected perps are dead - no longer to threaten civilized society or bog down court system.

I'm curious as to what will come out as to WHY this all occurred...lots of angry, racist blacks in West Memphis.  The missus and I went thru there recently and the place was just like sub-Saharan Africa.

Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:09:19 AM EDT
[#31]
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:09:23 AM EDT
[#32]
The website the OP posted has raw video.

A dog leaps out of the perps van and runs at 00:18 into the video.  

Very sad about the officers- I hope the two that are wounded will recover 100%.
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:09:43 AM EDT
[#33]
What nashvillecat said.

If there is no news on this, we'll know for sure the perps were a politically protected class.
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:09:51 AM EDT
[#34]
Quoted:
Quoted:
My utmost condolences to the officers and their families.

Drug interdiction unit?

You know, any narcotics unit, anywhere around the world, is perhaps the most dangerous job in law enforcement. When you are doing a narco bust, you deal with suspects who have totally nothing to lose. Most of these perps are also veterans of the trafficking scene and are conditioned to become stone cold killers. Narco is an extremely dangerous profession and it takes real men with iron hard courage to go in.


What makes it dangerous is that to a majority of narcotics BGs, it's just business and they are not particularly dangerous. The remainder, however, are murderous savages, and an officer never knows which kind he's getting.


Yep, absolutely right. Even the lower level BGs fear these "bosses", the hardcore traffickers, and many times, bodies that were found after a drug related murder are those of lesser BGs who were either in to make bucks, or impressed into service at gunpoint because he owed the boss some money or some other debt. Most of these "bosses" have killed before and they knew that if they are caught, they will receive no mercy from the justice system, either death or life without parole, so that is why they are so dangerous. There was a small book that was published many years ago, titled "Narc One Going Down", and it only covers just a little of the immense dangers that a narcotics officer faces every day on a bust.
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:10:42 AM EDT
[#35]
Quoted:
I hope the perps were not 2 of Calderone's fine exports.



Why would you prefer the criminals be home grown ?
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:10:55 AM EDT
[#36]
Quoted:
Quoted:
My utmost condolences to the officers and their families.

Drug interdiction unit?

You know, any narcotics unit, anywhere around the world, is perhaps the most dangerous job in law enforcement. When you are doing a narco bust, you deal with suspects who have totally nothing to lose. Most of these perps are also veterans of the trafficking scene and are conditioned to become stone cold killers. Narco is an extremely dangerous profession and it takes real men with iron hard courage to go in.


What makes it dangerous is that to a majority of narcotics BGs, it's just business and they are not particularly dangerous. The remainder, however, are murderous savages, and an officer never knows which kind he's getting.



Ultimately unnecessary and avoidable.  More pointless death and tragedy brought to you by prohibition......AKA the "War on Drugs".  I'd hazard a guess mandatory minimum sentencing factors in too.


Government regulations drive black market supply (potential for easy tax free money) and incidents like this follow as a result.

Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:14:14 AM EDT
[#37]
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:14:22 AM EDT
[#38]
According to fox news, the 2 suspects were both hispanic. Yet, our federal government continues to tell us that we have no border control or immigration problems and that laws like the one recently passed in Arizona are actually racist and are the incorrect approach to solving our illegal alien issues.  
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:14:24 AM EDT
[#39]
I have shopped at that walmart many a time.
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:17:56 AM EDT
[#40]
Quoted:
According to fox news, the 2 suspects were both hispanic. Yet, our federal government continues to tell us that we have no border control or immigration problems and that laws like the one recently passed in Arizona are actually racist and are the incorrect approach to solving our illegal alien issues.  



All they will do in Az is force them to another state, most of which will like the cheap labor influx from people who come from a working culture.

The drug war is a regulation/monetary issue.

Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:20:24 AM EDT
[#41]
Damn.  

Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:20:45 AM EDT
[#42]
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:21:59 AM EDT
[#43]
Damnit.
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:22:13 AM EDT
[#44]
that sucks





Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:24:11 AM EDT
[#45]



Quoted:







All they will do in Az is force them to another state, most of which will like the cheap labor influx from people who come from a working culture.









 
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:24:45 AM EDT
[#46]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Quoted:
My utmost condolences to the officers and their families.

Drug interdiction unit?

You know, any narcotics unit, anywhere around the world, is perhaps the most dangerous job in law enforcement. When you are doing a narco bust, you deal with suspects who have totally nothing to lose. Most of these perps are also veterans of the trafficking scene and are conditioned to become stone cold killers. Narco is an extremely dangerous profession and it takes real men with iron hard courage to go in.


What makes it dangerous is that to a majority of narcotics BGs, it's just business and they are not particularly dangerous. The remainder, however, are murderous savages, and an officer never knows which kind he's getting.



Ultimately unnecessary and avoidable.  More pointless death and tragedy brought to you by prohibition......AKA the "War on Drugs".  I'd hazard a guess mandatory minimum sentencing factors in too.


Government regulations drive black market supply (potential for easy tax free money) and incidents like this follow as a result.




Please take your rant somewhere else.
This is no place for it and it comes across like you are spitting on the graves of dead police officers.

pato
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:26:01 AM EDT
[#47]



Quoted:





I'm curious as to what will come out as to WHY this all occurred





Drugs most likely as already mentioned. Probably being ran to Nashville or East TN to be distributed on out. I40 is part of the major drug pipeline.

 
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:26:42 AM EDT
[#48]
Urban youth?
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:28:12 AM EDT
[#49]
I've spent a lot of time in West Memphis.  That Walmart probably has more car theft and break ins than any other in the country.  Right on a state line with access to 2 major interstates.

RIP
Link Posted: 5/20/2010 11:28:48 AM EDT
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