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Posted: 4/23/2001 10:17:00 AM EDT
Who says .223 can't do the job?

Police: Forced to kill ex-con

Jim Walsh
The Arizona Republic
Apr. 21, 2001

When police tracked down a suspected Tempe bank robber, the man apparently decided he'd rather commit "suicide by cop" than return to federal prison.

And that's what happened, according to a Chandler police report released Friday on the April 4 shooting at Williams Field Road.

The report said Jerry McDonald taunted police to kill him, then left them with no other choice when he charged them with a chrome knife that officers mistook as a handgun. He had warned police he had a gun and would use it.

"I'm going to come out and force you to kill me," McDonald, 44, told Mesa police Sgt. Warren Solomon, a negotiator, as McDonald sat in his car surrounded by police at gunpoint, the report said.

Chandler police Officer Scott Yarbrough, fearing McDonald would kill an officer, fired one fatal shot with an AR-15 rifle. Tempe Officer Chris Sinclair fired simultaneously, hitting McDonald twice with non-lethal rubber bullets.

The man's death ended a tense standoff that started when police chased him from a Tempe bank where he had stolen more than $3,000.

McDonald had been released from a halfway house in March, just a few weeks before the shooting, the report said.
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 11:25:41 AM EDT
Well, he did the right thing,by forcing the police to kill him, he saved all us taxpayers alot of money, and made room at the pen for another, more deserving dumbass, Oh well, another one bites the dust!!!!
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 11:31:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 11:34:35 AM EDT
Hot damn, another consientious person helping to strenghten the gene pool!!!!
Link Posted: 4/23/2001 12:37:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Sgt  Hulka:
Hot damn, another consientious person helping to strenghten the gene pool!!!!
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Arrrrrrrrrmy training sir!  Love that movie.  Welcome Sgt Hulka.
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