There was yet another brutal case of gun crime last Sunday, when an off-duty cop was killed in a shootout with a neighbour. Seriously?
Now they are saying that there isn’t enough evidence to charge the neighbour with murder. What? Apparently there are many different stories about what happened when the officer exchanged words with his neighbour. After that, those people were shot. Although it is still not clear who are the ones who are guilty here, Lorenzo Clark, the suspect is being held on a $100,000 bond of possessing a firearm.
Although tragic, the officer who died was not in complete police uniform when it happened, but has used his service weapon in the ensuring shootout. This is brutal, because the shooting is not being treated as a death of an officer, because the officer who died wasn’t technically on duty at the time.
It is worth pointing out that the suspect surrendered peacefully after trading shots with the officer, shooting him multiple times which resulted in a death.
The police department has strong words for what has happened in the community. It is emotionally draining, he said to go through this on pretty much an annual basis. Oldrige, the officer is the 2nd to be fatally shot in 3 months. Olridge has a fiancé who is 4 months pregnant.
If you’re wondering why all I talk about is gun related crime on this website, it is because these are the first pieces of news that come up when I do a Google search for ‘Tennessee news’, other than the sports pieces which I just tend to ignore. And I think that’s sad, seeing that this is the only country in the world where gun crime happens with such incredibly alarming regularity. According to the Economist, there is a mass shooting happening in America at a rate of one per day. That’s insane. Here’s John Stewart’s take on the whole issue:
In the latest news at Tennessee, three students have been hospitalised due to a shooting at a party near the state university early yesterday morning.
According to police reports, a large house party was held, when 3 men arrived and did their best to break in and get inside, but they were turned away by the people actually doing the hosting. After which, shots were fired outside the party. We’re still not sure of why those shots were fired, or why those men were there in the first place, but the thing we do know, is that 3 men have been shot, 2 20 years old and a 19 year old. All of the victims have been brought to the hospital.
Although there was a gunshot wound to the head, the 19 year old is said to be in critical condition. Most of the attendees at the party are students at local universities, partying the night away at a local house.
There are many descriptions of the suspects that are available, and we urge you to come forward and give us your take on what is right and what is wrong. We want to catch these people and put them away, at least for a long, long time.
The suspects were wearing hoodies, one green, one purple and one grey. The incident is still being investigated by the police. Honestly, I think we’re all a little sick of gun crime, and the kind of violence it brings to the community. I have friends from all over the world who think that America is pretty much the scene of a violent shootout every single day, purely from the amount of coverage mass shootings get here.
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