CHP officer shoots and kills man in Ventura County

July 7, 2019

A 20-year-old man suspected of walking in traffic is dead following an officer involved shooting in Ventura County on Friday. [Cal Coast Times]

Shortly after 6 a.m., the CHP officer responded to a report of a man walking in traffic. The officer found a man who matched the suspect’s description walking near Portal Road and Ventura Avenue.

The officer attempted to talk with the man who allegedly attacked him.

The officer fired one shot striking the 20-year-old in the chest. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The officer was treated at a hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

A witness at the scene confirms the officer’s details of the fatal shooting, according to the CHP.

Further details of the confrontation have not been released.


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DocT

Suicide by cop. It’s the only form of assisted suicide that is legal in California. It’s free, fast and effective.


You don’t need a gun! Just attack a cop with your hands or move towards them, or reach into a pocket….they’ll do their job, which is to protect themselves above all else.


MrYan

I wonder how many “suicide by cop” incidents happen with a single officer in the patrol vehicle versus 2 officers? It seems to me that the justification for the shooting often is fear for their own safety (not disputing this as legit either). Which logically in a 1 on 1 situation will rise naturally.


2 cops would be more likely to contain a drugged out or mentally ill “attacker” than 1, which cuts down on needless deaths and the mental trauma (for the cop) associated with carrying out the act.


2 cops in every car would also save a lot of blue lives during traffic stops too.


DocT

I completely understand how a cop might fear for his life when attacked by someone large, athletic and crazy. I would also be afraid….


I also fully agree with you that having 2 cops would cut down (in theory) “needless deaths.” Suicide by cop is the epitome of a “needless” death. Barring other factors, having 2 cops in every car is good for public safety.


My beef is that we all agree that getting killed by cops is normal,easy, fast and reliable. That mindset is terrifying to me. Cops are ‘supposed’ to kill people, not protect them is what it amounts to…..protecting themselves first, serving themselves first, etc. That is quite problematic and I don’t think having 2 cops will fix that mentality.


laftch

Prays for the CHP officer and his family. Thank you for your service.


OtisCampbell

Suicide by cop. Unfortunately, not uncommon.


Mjd

Folks,


I support our brave law enforcement officers!


We must not tolerate a lawless society, and the millennial generation thinks they can behave anyway they want, so I say good riddance.


This officer deserves a promotion, not a suspension.


Just saying.