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41 Shots Fired In Baltimore's Friendly Fire Death

January 11, 2011  | 

Five Baltimore Police officers fired 41 rounds during a chaotic scene outside the Select Lounge nightclub on Sunday evening that led to the death of Officer William H. Torbit Jr. in a friendly fire incident.

Torbit, 33 was in plainclothes and overwhelmed by an unruly crowd when two uniformed officers approached and shot him, and then recognized they had fatally wounded one of their own.

The Baltimore Sun has a full account of the shooting that can be viewed at Baltimore Sun.com.

In addition, view video footage of Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick Bealford's briefing to the press about the incident.


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David Berkowitz @ 1/20/2011 10:04 AM

Friendly fire should not be used for this. It's a friendly as when Army Spc Pat Tillman was gunned down in Afganistan by his own..read that story, it will blow your mind. The fire was not friendly, it was chaotic and lethal. Fraticide would be better but 41 shots? Read www.whenlawmenlie.com how 1 shot to a burglar put a deputy in prison for murder.

NMCJR @ 6/22/2012 4:13 AM

THIS IS VERY UPSETTING TO SAY THE LEAST. LEO'S NEED TO HAVE A MORE UP-SCALE TRAINING PROGRAM TO PREVENT THS TYPE OF ACCIDENT.

I ALSO THINK THERE SHOULD BE A UNIVERSAL CODE OF SOME SORT THAT COULD BE USED BY ALL LEOS' WHEN A SITUATION LIKE THIS HAPPENS. SOMETIMES, A SHIELD IS NOT SEEN OR THE LEO HAS NOT PUT IT IN VIEW. I THINK ALL THE POLICE DEPT.'S AND UNIONS SHOULD ADDRESS THIS BEFORE WE LOSE ANOTHER BROTHER OR SISTER.

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