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N.Y. Cops Justified In Killing Knife-Wielding Grandma

August 03, 2012  | 

An officer was justified in shooting a woman who charged at police with knives after fatally stabbing her 4-year-old grandson, Buffalo's police commissioner said Thursday.

Charlene Fears was covered in blood and had a butcher knife in each hand when she came at two officers and refused their repeated orders to drop the weapons, Commissioner Daniel Derenda told reporters Thursday, a day after the shooting inside a Buffalo home.

"It became a life or death situation for the officers," he said, citing the initial investigation.

Read the full Associated Press story.


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[email protected] @ 8/5/2012 2:35 PM

This female (?) killed a 4 year old child and then attempted to kill two LEOs. Justice is served. Glad the Officers went home safe. My condolences to the childs family.

Steve @ 8/6/2012 5:07 PM

Why on earth would you post something with the phrase "gunning down"? Even if it was an unacceptable shooting, the terminology is offensive and incorrect for any line of duty LE shootings.

B F @ 8/6/2012 11:27 PM

I agree with Steve that the choice of the word "gunned down" is unprofessional language for a LE publication to refer to a OIS, although in this case, I like it.

Morning Eagle @ 8/7/2012 3:24 AM

Had the same thought as Steve and B F when reading your head line. The use of that phrase gives the impression the officers shot their assailant because they were feeling mean toward a 'grandma' rather than defending themselves from a deadly threat though I am sure that was not your intent.

Milt @ 8/7/2012 6:02 PM

"Grandma" was 38 years old. The headline makes it sound like she was some little old lady. Pretty much what you would expect from liberal media though. Never let the facts get in the way of a good headline.

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