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#370868 - 03/18/10 04:32 PM San Pedro Police Officer shoots one of his own
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Several shots rang out breaking the dead of night. According to neighbors in the area, as many as 8 shots were heard coming from the police barracks, situated behind the San Pedro Police Department building.

Reports are still sketchy, since the incident occurred around 3am Thursday, March 18th. What is known is that one officer was transported to the San Pedro Poly Clinic in serious condition. It is alleged that Sergeant Paulino Reyes shot one of the department's Corporals - Corporal Gavin Sanchez. As of 6am, Corporal Sanchez had been confirmed dead by officials close to the investigation.

Read more: The San Pedro Sun

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#370918 - 03/18/10 09:13 PM Re: Breaking News: Police Officer shoots one of his ow [Re: spsun]
SP Daily Offline
Police officials will be having a press conference at the San Pedro Police Department today at 2:00 p.m.

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#370923 - 03/18/10 11:05 PM Re: Breaking News: Police Officer shoots one of hi [Re: SP Daily]
sandyb Offline
Is this Sanchez a tall, black man about mid thirties?
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#370925 - 03/18/10 11:15 PM Re: Breaking News: Police Officer shoots one of hi [Re: sandyb]
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#370941 - 03/19/10 01:32 AM Re: Breaking News: Police Officer shoots one of hi [Re: SP Daily]
Amanda Syme Offline
We also have a Sergeant Sanchez at the San Pedro station - the prosecutor.

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#371075 - 03/20/10 07:12 PM Re: Breaking News: Police Officer shoots one of hi [Re: Amanda Syme]
Cayemen Offline
Hope Sergeant Reyes is innocent for self defense and this incident does not affect his carrier.

Otherwise it makes no sense, then why was Sergeant Sanchez wearing a Bulletproof West and Operating a Gun while he is off Duty while breaking in Sergeant Reyes Room.

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#371111 - 03/21/10 04:41 AM Re: Breaking News: Police Officer shoots one of hi [Re: Cayemen]
Peter Jones Offline
Nine shots?! In self defence? If it's found that he fired all of them I should think it WILL have a considerable effect on Sgt Reyes career.

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#371172 - 03/21/10 08:46 PM Re: Breaking News: Police Officer shoots one of hi [Re: Peter Jones]
ScubaLdy Offline
Peter - Where did you get 9? I heard 8 all together - some from each man and Sanchez shot first and woke up Reyes. I was married to a Marine and no one could touch him when he was asleep - he would come out fighting. AND all police are trained to shoot to kill. It is amazing that Sanchez died having on a Kevlar vest.

I'm sure we will hear all kinds of distortions to the facts before this is over.
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#371190 - 03/22/10 01:19 AM Re: Breaking News: Police Officer shoots one of hi [Re: ScubaLdy]
Amanda Syme Offline
Not amazing really, because he was wearing a vest he was shot in the head. No doubt the reason he was shot in the head is because he was wearing the vest. I believe the other shots were to the legs - so I would guess that after being shot in the legs, he didn't let go of his weapon so more excessive action was required which ended up in the head shots.

This is a very terrible situation for everybody involved, the fallen officer, his wife and children, the soldiers and the police officer that fired the shots, their families, the San Pedro police department and everybody that lives here.


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#371216 - 03/22/10 04:50 PM Re: Breaking News: Police Officer shoots one of hi [Re: Amanda Syme]
bywarren Offline
Dr. that did the autopsy reported 9 entry wounds and 7 exit wounds.

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