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Posted: 2/20/2006 6:55:31 PM EDT

There were two big developments Monday in the case of a motorist who was shot and killed along Greenwell Springs Road Friday after a fight with a police officer. Investigators say an autopsy shows the deadly bullet was fired by a bystander, not the officer. Police also announced that no charges would be filed in the case, either against the police officer involved or the bystander who fired the fatal shot into the head of George Temple.

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's spokesman Greg Phares says Officer Brian Harrision was escorting a funeral procession Friday when he pulled Temple over and wrote him a ticket for breaking into the procession. According to Phares, that's when Temple attacked Harrison. Police say Perry Stevens was walking outside of the Auto Zone on Greenwell Springs Road when he heard Harrison yelling for help. Harrison was reportedly on his back with Temple on top of him. That's when Stevens went to his car and grabbed his .45 caliber pistol.

According to Col. Greg Phares, "[Mr. Stevens] orders Mr. Temple to stop and get off the officer. The verbal commands are ignored and Mr. Stevens fires four shots, all of which struck Mr. Temple."

Perry Stevens fired four shots into Temple's torso. Officer Harrison had already fired one shot into Temple's abdomen. With Temple still struggling with the officer, Perry continued to advance toward the scuffle.

"He again orders Mr. Temple to stop what he was doing and get off the officer. Those commands are ignored and he fires a fifth shot and that hits his head. The incident is over with, and as you know, Mr. Temple is dead."

Police are calling the shooting death justified. Perry Stevens has a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Col. Phares would not give out any more details relating to the shooting. Both Phares and Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff stopped short of crediting Stevens with saving the officer's life. LeDuff says the entire incident is unfortunate.

"I spoke with his father at the scene briefly," said LeDuff. "I think this is a tragic situation all around."

9 News is told George Temple has a criminal record, and Officer Harrison was involved in a shooting while employed as a prison guard in East Baton Rouge Parish, where he was suspended for three days back in 1995.



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Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:04:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:13:08 PM EDT
That sure is a lot of shots from a .45. I have always heard they are one shot stoppers.

Great job on protecting the officer.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:19:14 PM EDT
since he was shooting a .45 he probably just shot him in the arm which ripped it from its socket and killed the suspect immediately. i hope the 9mm bashers read this thread.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:30:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:30:29 PM EDT
Awsome good job! Thanks for sharing.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:38:52 PM EDT
niiiice
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:44:34 PM EDT
TAG
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:47:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Accord:
9 News is told George Temple has a criminal record, and Officer Harrison was involved in a shooting while employed as a prison guard in East Baton Rouge Parish, where he was suspended for three days back in 1995.





This part pisses me off. So he was involved in a shooting where he was suspended. Most officers are when involved in shootings. The media is already taking the side of the criminal.


Good job to the bystander.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:48:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AR-180:
That sure is a lot of shots from a .45. I have always heard they are one shot stoppers.

Great job on protecting the officer.



There is No such bullet. A friend of mine shot a BG six times with his .45 P220 over a year ago, and the turd is still breathing.

+1 on a job well done!
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:53:03 PM EDT

Both Phares and Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff stopped short of crediting Stevens with saving the officer's life.



Wouldn't want to give any credit where it is due.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:53:55 PM EDT
As I always say, it should never be citizens, cops, and bad guys....

In my eyes there's only two teams.... good and bad

Sounds like the score is 1 to nothin' tonight...!
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:02:41 PM EDT
ah, it's not what is shot, but where it shoots. a .25 in the melon is better than .45 in the hand. i still prefer the .45 though.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:09:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:21:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Recon_by_Fire:

Both Phares and Baton Rouge Police Chief Jeff LeDuff stopped short of crediting Stevens with saving the officer's life.



Wouldn't want to give any credit where it is due.



Probably a politically correct thing, in their minds, for the benefit of the NAACP, ACLU, et al. They don't want to invoke the ire of those wackos by claiming the guy is a hero.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:35:04 AM EDT
I did not hear this on CNN, NBC, or FOX. If it was the other way around, CCW holder shoots Officer, it would be all over the news. As the band Filter said, "They man nice shot," or five.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:47:32 AM EDT
These things happen!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:06:48 AM EDT
glad it was justified, shows a lot of courage by the bystander.

Thanks for saving the life of a brother
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 10:56:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MONGO45:
As I always say, it should never be citizens, cops, and bad guys....

In my eyes there's only two teams.... good and bad

Sounds like the score is 1 to nothin' tonight...!



Yup. The public is the police and the police are the public. Bad guys need to be stopped by good guys.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:34:30 AM EDT
Fantasic. Why I support Concealed Carry by law abiding citizens. Unfortunately, I live in a horrible state for that. But we are still fighting.

Good shooting.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 2:24:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jewmonkey:
Fantasic. Why I support Concealed Carry by law abiding citizens. Unfortunately, I live in a horrible state for that. But we are still fighting.

Good shooting.



+1, except I live in a very good state for that and trying to keep it that way.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:48:32 PM EDT
WOW!
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:42:00 PM EDT
Another win for the concealed carry guys.
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