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Video: Fla. Cops Cleared In Pursuit Shooting

August 27, 2012  | 

VIDEO: Fla. Cops Return Fire After Pursuit

Boynton Beach (Fla.) Police officers who shot and killed a bank robbery suspect at the end of a pursuit have been cleared by the state's attorney's office, reports the Palm Beach Post.

Criminal charges will not be filed against Officers Eric Reynolds and Christopher Munro, who shot Calvin Wallace in June after he robbed a Delray Beach bank.

The Boynton Beach P.D. released dashcam video showing officers pursuing Wallace's red Lincoln Town Car. Officers on the lookout for the vehicle pursued Wallace until he crashed into another vehicle while attempting to turn left on a residential street.

Wallace opened the door of the Lincoln and began firing at Officers Reynolds and Munro, who returned fire, killing Wallace. A round from Wallace struck Officer Reynolds in the foot, reports WPTV.

On Aug. 23, the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office ruled the officers were "justifiably in fear for their safety when they returned fire."


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Jeremy Young @ 8/27/2012 6:41 PM

I believe these Officers were justified. Usually, when a call comes out that there was a ARMED robbery, Officers cannot act as though he does not have a weapon, whether a firearm or whatever. They have to act as though there is, therefore they can take whatever measures necessary to disarm the suspect. Furthermore, I do not care what laws say, a Vehicle is considered a deadly weapon as well. Where he crashed into another, putting an innocent citizen in harms way, and where he opened the door and fired a Firearm on Officers, that was putting them and that citizen in danger as well. Therefore, absolutely justified. Good job Officers for taking out another scumbag.

[email protected] @ 8/27/2012 7:36 PM

Wow. It only took the SA's office two months to call it a good shoot. I guess they didn't see the video or read the witness reports. Super glad the Officers went home safe and nobody else was injured. Blues, Stay Safe!!

Bob @ VA @ 8/28/2012 5:52 AM

2 months to call a good shoot that RETURNED fire on an armed robber? Perhaps the state attorney would prefer to conduct the pursuit next time.

dano798 @ 8/28/2012 7:07 AM

Why was there any question about this being a good shooting? Glad everybody was ok. Good Job.

vicat @ 8/28/2012 8:48 AM

This is my department and two very good friends of mine who took the gunfight to the bad guy. Eric Reynolds continued to fire his weapon and end the fight after being shot. Chris Munro did a great job of not only ending the fight but had the awareness of the innocent person the vehicle that was struck. I am very proud of them both for doing the job the right way!!!!

[email protected] @ 8/28/2012 11:00 AM

vicat: My feelings exactly!! Please let these two Officers know that there is a world of people who appreciate what they do every day!

MGC @ 8/29/2012 3:59 AM

Kudos officers for a job well done. You are hero's and should have been told immediately that it was a good shoot and move on.

Sgt. Mike @ 8/30/2012 7:54 AM

I'd hesitate to be critical for the 2 month time frame for the Sa's office investigation. I know personally how long those months can feel but remember that the victims of crimes we serve sometimes feel the same way as we provide our service to them. The SA's Office, like our departments, are doing a proper and through job before publishing their findings. This is appropriate even if the conclusion appears obvious from the onset.

Good work Officers!

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