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Posted: 10/8/2004 2:21:07 PM EST
Police: Fort Lauderdale Officer Shot Partner During Call

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The Miami Herald via The Associated Press


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A police officer grievously wounded last month on a domestic disturbance call was shot by his partner, officials have revealed.

Officer William McGarry, shot Sept. 26, remains unconscious and on a ventilator from his wounds.

His partner, Officer Stevens Gelu, fired his 9mm Remington handgun three to five times, aiming for the suspect, who wasn't hit, said police spokesman Sgt. Andy Pallen.

The suspect, John Yanosik, met the two officers at the door with a gun and investigators found eight shell casings from his 9mm Star handgun on his balcony. But all those shots had been fired before the officers arrived, Pallen said.

Gelu hasn't been charged and the case was turned over to the Broward State Attorney's Office, The Miami Herald reported. Police said earlier that Gelu might have shot his partner by accident, but then declined to discuss the case until Tuesday's announcement.

McGarry, a 22-year department veteran, has undergone four surgeries at Broward General Medical Center. Surgeons extracted a bullet from McGarry's torso.

Yanosik was charged with aggravated assault for waving his gun at a police officer, Pallen said. The officers were initially called because Yanosik was allegedly shooting his gun on his balcony and yelling racial slurs at passers-by.


This is disgusting. there is simply no excuse for this type of thing. For STARTERS this agency needs to reveiw their recruiting, academy training, range training/staff, and use of force policy. The shooter should be fired, and civily sued. His training offer and supervisor should be demoted from those positions of responsibility.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 2:22:19 PM EST
Ban cops. For the chillinz.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 2:22:55 PM EST
9mm Remington Handgun?
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 2:24:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/8/2004 2:24:36 PM EST by ajm1911]

Originally Posted By AR15fan:


His partner, Officer Stevens Gelu, fired his 9mm Remington handgun three to five times, aiming for the suspect, who wasn't hit, said police spokesman Sgt. Andy Pallen.



I didn't know that remington made handguns anymore
ETA: beat me
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 2:25:48 PM EST
remington handgun are those LEO only.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 2:25:52 PM EST
Shit happens, wait till it all plays out so you can have the FACTS to look at and not hearsay, because we know the press is always right...
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 2:28:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 2:29:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 2:31:54 PM EST
cops dont need guns.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 2:33:46 PM EST
I suspect they had flanked the suspect, then there was a crossfire. I can think of a few incidents like that around here.
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