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Riverside Officer Begged for Mercy Before Parolee Shot Him

November 16, 2010  | 

The Riverside, Calif., Police officer who was shot by a career criminal during a foot pursuit at night in a park begged for mercy prior to being fatally shot.

Dist. Atty. Rod Pacheco on Monday filed a first-degree murder charge against Earl Ellis Green, 44, for the "assassination" of 27-year-old officer Ryan Bonaminio, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Bonaminio was chasing Green through the city's Fairmount Park when he slipped and fell and, while in a "vulnerable position," he was attacked by Green and had his gun taken away, according to Chief Sergio Diaz.

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scpdblue @ 11/17/2010 7:39 AM

my partner after being shot 4 times with a .45 also begged for his life before the scumbag shot him in the head with his own gun.The scumbag is serving life without the possibility of parole. Di I want him dead,Hell yes but I would have to live through years of appeals before the SOB was put to death.. S.C. State Constable Robert Bailey E.O.W. 14 May 2007was not only my partner but my father-in-law as well.

Coastie @ 11/17/2010 9:29 AM

The article stated that witnesses saw what occured. California is a "may issue" state concerning concealed carry of firearms. If national reciprocity was passed in Congress, California citizens would be able to carry concealed weapons and would be able to prevent a peace officer from being murdered instead of just watching. As a former Federal Officer and current security professional in Riverside County California , I wouldn't have hesitated to aid this officer, especially if I had a concealed carry permit. It's time to pass national reciprocity for all citizens, to let bad guys know that citizens aren't just victims and to give citizens the means to assist law enforcement officers should the occasion arise.

David Cook @ 4/30/2012 5:59 PM

What kind of an animal could deliberately assassinate a brave young Officer who was just trying to make a living by trying to make this Country a safer place for all people to live. It takes a real monster to look a young officer in the eye while listening to him beg for his life. Then without feeling or hesitation pull the trigger and end the life of someone so young and promising. Another brother lost to evil. My prayers go out to you and your family.

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