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Old 04-26-2010, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default Talk about a close call.

Cop Pulls over car, asks a few questions, driver pulls gun on cop, shots fired, and finally guy crashes into power pole in the distance.

Hamilton Police Officer Ross Jessop

HAMILTON A coroners jury ruled Tuesday that Hamilton Police Officer Ross Jessop was justified in shooting Raymond Thane Davis to death after the Hamilton man opened fire during a late night traffic stop in January.

It took the six-woman jury one hour to make its ruling following nearly five hours of testimony, which included a videotape that showed Davis pointing a pistol inches from Jessops face and pulling the trigger.

The click of the revolvers hammer hitting a previously fired round was audible on the tape.

Davis fired a second time as the officer fell back and drew his own weapon.

Jessop fired his pistol 14 times into Davis vehicle as it sped away. One round hit the man in the back. Davis, 36, died on the scene.

His .41 caliber revolver was recovered on the floorboard. Its hammer was cocked and ready to fire.

Witnesses testified Tuesday Davis taste for whiskey and a bad case of jealousy were to blame for the fatal confron-tation.

Shannon Diaz, bar manager at Hamiltons Office and Silver Coin Casino, said Davis was acting strange enough on the evening of Jan. 1 that she wouldnt serve alcohol to him.

"He was completely not like himself ... when he starts drinking whiskey, he just completely turns into a different person," Diaz said.


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Yikes...6 woman jury...no wonder it took so long to decide.
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Damn! That's got to get the adrenaline going!

That guy is probably one of the 0.8% of the population which most don't understand, who ruin it for everyone else:
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Holy ******* **** ****!!!!
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So quick I watched it 4 times. Drunk guy with a gun, baaad. Officer Jessop did what he had to do. Lucky too.
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holy **** that was rough it seems to me that the driver was bound and determined to pwn someones face and ended up getting his own face pwnd. Unfortunate but he brought it on himself.
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He responded pretty darn well. That was some good shooting.
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He responded pretty darn well. That was some good shooting.
No ******* kidding. I was just having a conversation with some friends locally about stories we've heard about cops that have unloaded guns at point blank range and not hit anything. That guy was good.
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He did alot wrong,

He has his flashlight in his gun hand, he approached the vehicle without touching it (do that so youre fingerprints are on it) and he’s standing right in front of the guy, obviously not paying attention to his hands. You are supposed to stand behind the door frame.
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^ Thats why I don't **** with people that cautious. You're ready to shoot if I scratch my nuts.
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He did alot wrong,

He has his flashlight in his gun hand, he approached the vehicle without touching it (do that so youre fingerprints are on it) and hes standing right in front of the guy, obviously not paying attention to his hands. You are supposed to stand behind the door frame.


Maybe so, but honestly I don't think any of that could of changed this situation. This guy was obviously ready to shoot and try to kill the officer. He dodged the guys fire and in the end, killed him...I'm not sure what else could have been done.
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Just my two cents.

The first shot didn't go off. He would have been shot if it wasn't for that. He should of seen that big *** gun.
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yep, and if he were following procedure the guy wouldn't have been able to line up a shot in the first place. He should have also aimed his light into the guy's rear view...
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He did alot wrong,

He has his flashlight in his gun hand, he approached the vehicle without touching it (do that so youre fingerprints are on it) and hes standing right in front of the guy, obviously not paying attention to his hands. You are supposed to stand behind the door frame.

+1 he got lucky/complacent. Had the bad guy had the hammer cocked on a loaded chamber the cop would have lost that battle.
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+1 he got lucky/complacent. Had the bad guy had the hammer cocked on a loaded chamber the cop would have lost that battle.
Yep, we'd be reading a very different story if that was a loaded chamber that went off first. IMO he even stood there for half a second too long before running behind the vehicle and unloading. But I guess going from routine to fighting for your life can take a second to register in the brain.
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Was that click the first round? It seemed like a long delay between pointing and shooting there. Holy crap, now that is luck. Hopefully that gets used for training for lots of departments.

What impressed me was how fast training took over after that though. Draw, fire untill empty, call it in, add the data about the crashing into a pole, all in about 10 seconds.
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