FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Autonomous Robots Prevent Crime

Ask The Expert

Stacy Dean Stephens

VP Marketing & Sales

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

Mass. Cops Fatally Shoot Teen Who Stabbed Detective

May 21, 2012  | 

New Bedford (Mass.) Police officers fired two fatal volleys at a 15-year-old who attacked and stabbed a detective, authorities said during a Friday press conference covered by South Coast Today.

Shortly after 8:40 p.m. Thursday, New Bedford PD's Detective Tyson Barnes, 34, and a second officer encountered Malcolm Gracia and another male in the Temple Landing housing development.

After Gracia stabbed detective Barnes multiple times, Gracia was shot several times by officers and fell to the ground. Gracia got up, ignored commands to drop the knife, and was hit by a second volley of rounds from officers.

Read the full South Coast Today story.


Comments (3)

Displaying 1 - 3 of 3

STEVE GAINES @ 5/21/2012 6:09 PM

He WONT do that again!!!! My prayers are with all of the officers involved.

JimA @ 5/21/2012 9:58 PM

Thugs are thugs, whether age 9 or 90. But I do strongly wonder what drives a 15 year old to arm himself with a knife and attack the police. How bad is life that one would do that? There is more to this story, but the cause of this incident is not the cops involved. Prayers for the officers are in order. Also the family members of the kid.

Jim A

Jim A

[email protected] @ 5/25/2012 11:23 PM

JimA, Probably has alot to do with the way he was raised. I don't see a discription of the 15 year old but I have a feeling he wasn't small & skinny, as it states he was hit several times and still got back up. Like I was told years (decades?) ago, your just as dead if the perp is 10 or 100. I sure hope Det.Barnes is back on the job soon.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Michigan Trooper Shot at Friday Traffic Stop
MSP says the trooper was taken to Munson Medical Center in Traverse City and is expected...
Florida Agency Launches Initiative to Combat Human Trafficking
"This is one of those areas where we are definitely being proactive about because we...
Video: Burglar Breaks into Escape Room, Calls 911 When He Can't Get Out
The Clark County Sheriff's Office responded to NW Escape Experience looking for the...
Illinois Officer Pulls Suspects from Vehicle After Fiery Pursuit Crash
Three of four people in the vehicle were arrested and charged with weapons violations...

Police Magazine