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Posted: 8/27/2004 12:11:55 PM EST
Officer Hurt During Shootout
Police Chief Says Wounded Cop Lucky to be Alive

POSTED: 6:28 a.m. EDT August 26, 2004
UPDATED: 2:30 p.m. EDT August 26, 2004


Story by wsbtv.com

ATLANTA -- An Atlanta police officer was recovering Thursday after a shootout the day before that left a robbery suspect dead and his mother wounded.


Officer Laila Sabree, 23, remained Thursday at Piedmont Hospital, where she was being treated for gunshot wounds to her hands. Her wounds were not believed to be life threatening. A steady stream of officers visited their wounded colleague.


The dead man was identified as Chablis A. Owens, 26, of Atlanta, and his mother as Elizabeth Owens, 57, a licensed practical nurse. Owens has been charged with battery and aggravated assault, police said.

The incident began shortly after 5 p.m. with an attempted robbery of a woman at a Bank of America ATM in northwest Atlanta on Northside Parkway. The victim drove from the scene and called police to report the incident.


The officer spotted the vehicle described by the victim and followed the car before it ran off the road and wrecked. When the officer pulled up to the vehicle and approached the car, the suspect allegedly opened fire, which was returned by Sabree.

She was struck in the hands, the woman suspect was grazed on the head and her son was fatally wounded, Police Chief Richard Pennington said.

He praised the way the officer responded during the situation.

"When you look at the position she was in she could have sustained a very serious injury," he said.

Lots of people get hit in the hands during shootouts. People get tunnel vision, focus on the weapon being used by their oponent and tend to shoot where they look. Probubly a career ending injury for the cop.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:17:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:22:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 12:44:30 PM EST by AR15fan]

Originally Posted By Sweep:
This was all over the news yesterday. They said she should come out of it fine. Don't think it ended her career but I can see where it could have.



I defer to your local knowledge.
Driving, typing, shooting, cuffing, grappling, writing tickets, LE work requires full use of your hands. Glad to hear her injuries are not permanantly disabling.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:36:26 PM EST
Why dont you ever post about regular everyday people being shot? Are cops somehow better and deserve more and or better recognition?

Who gives a fuck if a "cop" gets shot. Its "People" that you/we should be concerned with. The fact that a "person" that got shot and has an occupation as a "cop" is not relevant. Get off the high horse already you're making me sick with your over inflated ego.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:38:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1776:
Why dont you ever post about regular everyday people being shot? Are cops somehow better and deserve more and or better recognition?

Who gives a fuck if a "cop" gets shot. Its "People" that you/we should be concerned with. The fact that a "person" that got shot and has an occupation as a "cop" is not relevant. Get off the high horse already you're making me sick with your over inflated ego.



Wow....talk about sand in the crotch. Got a problem with LEOs or what?
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:39:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 12:40:28 PM EST by AZ-K9]

Originally Posted By 1776:
Why dont you ever post about regular everyday people being shot? Are cops somehow better and deserve more and or better recognition?

Who gives a fuck if a "cop" gets shot. Its "People" that you/we should be concerned with. The fact that a "person" that got shot and has an occupation as a "cop" is not relevant. Get off the high horse already you're making me sick with your over inflated ego.


ASSHAT OF THE DAY AWARD GOES TO 1776



Edit: Don't worry, it's probably the only award you'll ever get.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:40:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1776:
Why dont you ever post about regular everyday people being shot? Are cops somehow better and deserve more and or better recognition?

Who gives a fuck if a "cop" gets shot. Its "People" that you/we should be concerned with. The fact that a "person" that got shot and has an occupation as a "cop" is not relevant. Get off the high horse already you're making me sick with your over inflated ego.



Whoa!
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:41:22 PM EST
You can always find a thug at his mom's house.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:41:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1776:
Why dont you ever post about regular everyday people being shot? Are cops somehow better and deserve more and or better recognition?

Who gives a fuck if a "cop" gets shot. Its "People" that you/we should be concerned with. The fact that a "person" that got shot and has an occupation as a "cop" is not relevant. Get off the high horse already you're making me sick with your over inflated ego.










Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:42:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1776:
...The fact that a "person" that got shot and has an occupation as a "cop" is not relevant.



It is when their occupation is the REASON they were shot.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:42:54 PM EST
Damn 1776, you should have also bitched that it said "FEMALE" cop shot. Why not just say "COP??" FUCK females!!! You are a fucking idiot!!
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:43:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1776:
Who gives a fuck if a "cop" gets shot.



I do. In a big way.

Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:45:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 12:48:03 PM EST by bull_8]

Originally Posted By 1776:
Why dont you ever post about regular everyday people being shot? Are cops somehow better and deserve more and or better recognition?

Who gives a fuck if a "cop" gets shot. Its "People" that you/we should be concerned with. The fact that a "person" that got shot and has an occupation as a "cop" is not relevant. Get off the high horse already you're making me sick with your over inflated ego.


The reason is because they place their lives on the line to protect us and our property you Assclown.
I hold them higher than "joe snuffy the civilian" because they are held to a higher standard than the rest of the civilian populace because they hold a public position of trust and worked hard to earn that position!

Now Please heed the following advice:

as well as:



Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:47:39 PM EST
Uh, I bash JBTs as much as anyone, but 1776, you've got some issues man.

I'm trying to think whats wrong with this story that's got you trying to pound sand up everyone else's ass. Nope, still can't figure it out.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:50:03 PM EST
Hey AZ-K9, is this the award you wanted to give him?

Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:52:00 PM EST
Is that 1776 by the cows ass in the other thread?
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 12:58:22 PM EST
She was shot in the hands as she was shooting at the BGs. Man, she was lucky to come out alive in that exchange! Her hands absorbed the shots that would have hit the chest otherwise, probably. Maybe she'll get a sweet movie and book deal to help her in the future because her hands might be damaged too bad for service.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 1:04:41 PM EST
I see this thread going to the crapper soon, So I say glad she's OK. Prayers for her. And bad guy got his justice. Not bad for someone some call a cop basher, Huh??

and IBTL .. fullclip
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 4:43:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 4:45:28 PM EST by tcsd1236]

Originally Posted By 1776:
Why dont you ever post about regular everyday people being shot? Are cops somehow better and deserve more and or better recognition?

Who gives a fuck if a "cop" gets shot. Its "People" that you/we should be concerned with. The fact that a "person" that got shot and has an occupation as a "cop" is not relevant. Get off the high horse already you're making me sick with your over inflated ego.


Tell us how you really feel. Where is that ignore button anyway.....

Posted by Pangea:

She was shot in the hands as she was shooting at the BGs. Man, she was lucky to come out alive in that exchange! Her hands absorbed the shots that would have hit the chest otherwise, probably. Maybe she'll get a sweet movie and book deal to help her in the future because her hands might be damaged too bad for service.


As they say, people tend to shoot at the threat, and when that includes a gun in the other persons hands, people get shot in the hands..make sure you are doing weak hand shooting/ clearing drills, because you never know when your primary wing will be disabled. Look at the Miami incident as an additional example.....
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 7:06:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1776:
Why dont you ever post about regular everyday people being shot? Are cops somehow better and deserve more and or better recognition?

Who gives a fuck if a "cop" gets shot. Its "People" that you/we should be concerned with. The fact that a "person" that got shot and has an occupation as a "cop" is not relevant. Get off the high horse already you're making me sick with your over inflated ego.



Dude ... I bet you eat your boogers.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:08:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By Pangea:
... she was lucky to come out alive in that exchange! Her hands absorbed the shots that would have hit the chest otherwise, probably. ...


Actually, I suspect there’s a good chance her vest would have stopped any bullets.

OTOH, in the rather unlikely event that she was using her sights, you’re absolutely correct.

Wonder if this would make an argument for not using your sights?

Anyway, for a 23-year-old rookie, seems like she did real good!!
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:14:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By 1776:
Why dont you ever post about regular everyday people being shot? Are cops somehow better and deserve more and or better recognition?

Who gives a fuck if a "cop" gets shot. Its "People" that you/we should be concerned with. The fact that a "person" that got shot and has an occupation as a "cop" is not relevant. Get off the high horse already you're making me sick with your over inflated ego.




Might I suggest that you get your FullAuto.com/Pre-Ban.com accounts set up now so that you won't have to wait too long to post your inevitable Arfcom-banned-me! cries and whines.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:43:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 8:46:11 PM EST by yellowjacket]

Originally Posted By tcsd1236:

Originally Posted By 1776:
Why dont you ever post about regular everyday people being shot? Are cops somehow better and deserve more and or better recognition?

Who gives a fuck if a "cop" gets shot. Its "People" that you/we should be concerned with. The fact that a "person" that got shot and has an occupation as a "cop" is not relevant. Get off the high horse already you're making me sick with your over inflated ego.


Tell us how you really feel. Where is that ignore button anyway.....

Posted by Pangea:

She was shot in the hands as she was shooting at the BGs. Man, she was lucky to come out alive in that exchange! Her hands absorbed the shots that would have hit the chest otherwise, probably. Maybe she'll get a sweet movie and book deal to help her in the future because her hands might be damaged too bad for service.


As they say, people tend to shoot at the threat, and when that includes a gun in the other persons hands, people get shot in the hands..make sure you are doing weak hand shooting/ clearing drills, because you never know when your primary wing will be disabled. Look at the Miami incident as an additional example.....



I just read about the FBI shoot out last night and was thinking the same thing!

BTW 1776, cops ARE "regular everyday people" who perform a dangerous and thankless job. Grow up.

ETA My hat is off to Officer Sabree and I hope she makes a full recovery.

-YJ
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 3:51:05 AM EST
Why is mom getting a low ball charge?
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 7:57:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By 1776:
Why dont you ever post about regular everyday people being shot? Are cops somehow better and deserve more and or better recognition?

Who gives a fuck if a "cop" gets shot. Its "People" that you/we should be concerned with. The fact that a "person" that got shot and has an occupation as a "cop" is not relevant. Get off the high horse already you're making me sick with your over inflated ego.




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