Wily Suspect Baffles Police

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Police Kill Armed Robbery Suspect Pointing Gun at Officers

An armed robbery suspect who must have wanted a death by cop makes for a bad day for police.

 

The Jackson County Prosecutors office has released dashcam video from an officer involved shooting involving Blackman Leoni Township Department of Public Safety, Jackson County Sheriff's Department and the City of Jackson Police Department. On March 11, 2018 at 2:24 p.m., a Blackman Public Safety Officer (PSO) was dispatched to the Dollar General store at 3025 E. Michigan for a report of an Armed Robbery that had just occurred. At approximately 2:39 p.m., Blackman PSO Fryt observed a person matching this description on Tyson Street near Watts Street. Officer Fryt stopped his patrol car on Tyson Street facing the robbery suspect and made verbal contact. The officer asked Townley to walk towards him and he did. At about that time, additional police officers arrived on the scene.

 

Officer Fryt gave Kenneth Townley at least four verbal commands for Townley to put his hands on top of his head. He did not comply. Then, Townley reached his right hand into the pocket of his sweatshirt. Townley did not comply. Townley raised the gun and pointed it at PSO Fryt's vehicle. Townley raised the gun to shoulder level, pointing it at the officers. At that point, the officers fired their guns multiple times at Townley. Townley fell to the ground after being shot. He was taken to Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital where he died during surgery. It was discovered that Townley's gun was not a real gun, but an Airsoft pistol. The autopsy results showed Townley was shot 5 times. The Jackson County Prosecutors office has ruled this officer involved shooting justified.

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Fullauto223cal's picture
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sato's picture

here shots wouldn't be fired unless the suspect fires first, and even then it'd be to the legs. suspect would get fixed up, his mental health seen to, the government would work pretty hard to find him a job, and 9 times out of 10 he pays it all back 20x over in taxes on the salary he earns in his next 40 years of life.

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danmanjones's picture

Japan, right?

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trooper_trent's picture

and the dead police officer who wasn't allowed to protect himself until after he got shot? Is the funeral and support for his widow and children included in the "pay it all back"?

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daftcunt's picture

I have a feeling the same video with a black suspect would have been much shorter.

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ubershin's picture

I have a feeling this happened in CHitcago cant really tell but that would be my guess cuz guns are banned there so that means it is easier for criminals to get guns demoncrat logic at its best

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