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Man Who Shot Officer Found Dead In Squad

October 24, 2011  | 

A man who shot a northern California officer was found dead in the custody of a Sacramento Police officer late Saturday.

Tyrone Smith, 32, was found unresponsive in the rear seat of a Sacramento PD cruiser, after being caught after a foot pursuit late Saturday night. Law enforcement officers had been searching for Smith for about seven hours, after he critically wounded a Twin Rivers Police officer.

His death was not a result of police actions, it has been determined.

The shooting occurred when the officer tried to pull over Smith's vehicle on Saturday afternoon. The suspect refused to stop, then after a short car chase got out of his vehicle and fled on foot. As the officer chased him, the suspect fired and hit the officer several times, the statement said.

Source: San Francisco Chronicle


Comments (6)

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[email protected] @ 10/24/2011 6:52 PM

Neat. Judged by twelve or by One, better results. And cheaper, too!

Morning Eagle @ 10/25/2011 1:58 AM

Hopefully the Twin Rivers Officer will make a full and rapid recovery. Whatever the reason Tyrone kicked the bucket, he saved the taxpayers a lot of money. Well, maybe, it depends on how much his family will be paid since they will almost certainly file some kind of wrongful death suit against the city of Sacramento and probably Twin Rivers too since it was their officer that forced poor picked on Tyrone to have to shoot one of their officers several times in self defense. He may have been a violent scumbag criminal when alive but his death in the back seat of a police car will somehow morph him into a good man, a close friend and neighbor, a devoted son/brother/father/maybe even a husband and pillar of the community that wouldn't hurt a soul.... We can hope the officer whose vehicle he was in will not be crucified since the initial finding is that apparently no police action caused his death.

Scott in Florida @ 10/25/2011 4:08 AM

You bring up a good point Morning Eagle, in my 30 year career in Law Enforcement, I have seen countless Officers destroyed over Political Correctness and doing the right thing but because it was politically incorrect, they lost their careers. There is nothing more frustrating than to see the mother of one of these street level terrorists on the 5 O'Clock news wailing that he was a good boy and he would never hurt anyone and it was the people he ran around with. I yern for the day when we can tell it like it is.

Tucsonjohn @ 10/25/2011 2:03 PM

As Sonny Crocket (Miami Vice) told the bad guys alive or dead: "It's your Karma, pal."

COPPERK @ 10/26/2011 5:45 AM

Morning Eagle!! So Well Put. I second it!!!

krisnlc @ 10/28/2011 8:21 AM

Ha, now that is "sweet karma" wrapped in a justice blanket....wish this was the result more often....think of the money we would save on ridiculous adjudication fees!

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