Thursday, March 29, 2012

Michigan State Police: 1, Criminal: 0

Another example of why pulling a gun on a police officer is typically a fatal idea, as one criminal who has since assumed room temperature just found out:

State Trooper Shot During Routine Traffic Stop

SAGINAW (WWJ/AP) - A Michigan State Police trooper was wounded Friday in an early morning shooting in Saginaw.

WNEM reporter Aisha Howard said the incident happened around 2 a.m. Friday when two troopers pulled over two people in a vehicle during a routine traffic stop near the old Saginaw High School.

At some point during the stop 24-year-old Keontae Amerson opened fire, hitting one of the troopers in the neck and arm. They returned fire, shooting and killing the suspect.

The injured trooper, an 11-year veteran, was listed in stable condition at an area hospital.

It turns out that a simple search reveals that Keontae Amerson was no stranger to the justice system, having been most recently released from jail in July 2009 for convictions for carrying a concealed weapon and fleeing a police officer and was released in July 2009. He was released before the total time of his sentence had run. Color me surprised.

He was already a convicted felon when this current incident occurred. Since it is unlawful for felons to be in possession of firearms, this whole shooting event was therefore un-possible.

Hopefully, the officer's wounds are not serious and he makes a complete and fast recovery.

1 comment:

Keads said...

Indeed! I concur with your assessment Sir!