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Teen Shot By Off-Duty SF Deputy During Robbery

September 13, 2012  | 

An off-duty San Francisco County Sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a 17-year-old Alameda boy near Oakland's Lake Merritt early Monday after the suspect tried to rob the officer and his girlfriend, authorities said.

The victims were moving the woman's car parked on the 400 block of Lee Street in the Adams Point neighborhood when the youth allegedly held them up shortly after 1:30 a.m., said Oakland police Sgt. Mike Gantt.

The juvenile demanded money while pointing a gun at the woman, Gantt said. The woman's boyfriend, a 20-year veteran of the San Francisco Sheriff's Department, pulled out his service pistol and shot the boy several times, police said.

Read the full San Francisco Chronicle story.

Comments (19)

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S/O Goody @ 9/13/2012 4:44 PM

Wrong place wrong couple for that kid.

Vincenzino @ 9/13/2012 5:08 PM

CRAPS!!! YOU LOSE!!!!!!!!

Good Jod @ 9/13/2012 5:33 PM

Good job by the off duty officer, its to bad he didn't kill the little motherfucker. Maybe the next time he commits another robbery he'll be shot dead.

[email protected] @ 9/13/2012 6:11 PM

I'm sorry: "boy"? This punk was threatening to kill someone. Sorry to hear he was still breathing. It being kali he'll probably sue the Officer and the City for interfering with his livelyhood. And win. Good shoot Deputy. Blue, stay safe.

Tom Ret @ 9/13/2012 7:11 PM

People getting shot isn't necessarily bad, it all depends on who is getting shot. If Calif allowed more law adiding civilian carry then maybe more people who deserved to be shot, would be.

carson @ 9/13/2012 7:19 PM

NIce work officer! glad the good guys are safe. Betcha its
fault and mommy launches a lawsuit!

John B @ 9/13/2012 7:24 PM

"Teen shot by off duty SF Deputy?" Should have read, "Gun weilding thug rightfully shot by off duty SF Deputy." Some people deserve to be shot, regardless of their age.

Bob @ VA @ 9/14/2012 4:41 AM

Poor victim selection skills. But because CA disarms law-abiding citizens, if the intended victim has not been an off-duty LEO, the "boy" could have done whatever he wanted to the couple.

Dan @ 9/14/2012 8:25 AM

He and his folks will still probably try to cut a fat hog in court because poor Johnny was just walking along minding his own business when the mean old deputy decided he wanted to shoot someone.

tedb @ 9/14/2012 8:28 AM

What the hell was a 17 year old "BOY" doing on the streets at 0130? Maybe somebody ought to look up his momma and shoot her too. It's been years since I left California, but doesn't 602 W&I still apply?

Capt David-retired LA Cou @ 9/14/2012 11:14 AM

One of the benefits of carrying concealed.

Martyb @ 9/14/2012 12:09 PM

Why would any sane person go Oakland if you wern't compelled to? Even if it was Lke Merrit...

Slammer @ 9/14/2012 1:38 PM

You have to register to comment on stories in this leftist, sensationalist rag called the San Fransisco Chronicle. They make you send an email to them commenting on the article to verify you are not a bot. So I did. This is the body of that email:
I want to register to comment on this article you idiots wrote. The title clearly should have been "Teenage Robber armed with gun shot by Off-Duty Sheriff." But no, you decided to go with "Teen shot by Off-duty SF Deputy." Yellow journalism at its best, it needs commented on. I fully expect you morons to deny my request to register.
Keep on obfuscating!

I wonder if I'll be allowed to comment? LOL!

Fed Cop @ 9/17/2012 7:09 AM

Good comment @Slammer, really. I'm sure the local papers will publish a follow on, saying the poor little lad was just on his way to church to get milk for his baby, and because of Romney, he's out of work and can't provide money for his 5 baby-mommas.

marshal @ 9/17/2012 5:24 PM

I think the cop and his girlfriend should sue the kid's family for the PTSD suffered from the attack of their child that shouldn't have been out in the first place. You know the frickin family will try to sue the officer and his department stating some crap like the officer should have know that this kid has some type of BS mental issue. The parents should be held responsible for the kid being out and what he was doing. Parents should be parenting their kids and not expecting the police and society to be doing it for them then bitching when something happens to their poor little darling. Police have rights and should not be treated as less then human just because they are the police and are expected to take shit from people.

sidney @ 9/20/2012 11:44 PM

fuck all you guys that say this kid deserved it, you guys are clearly not educated on what goes on in the streets of oakland and what are youth have to go through everyday just to try and survive in the hood. No one should be saying shit, and keep there mouth close because who knows the situation. and fuck sfpd and opd, all those motherfuckers arnt out here to protect anybody, they are trained to kill.

[email protected] @ 9/20/2012 11:58 PM

Sidney sweetie, I sure hope that was an attempt, though poor, to be funny. I'm also quite taken with your command of the english language. You are a college grad, right? Blues, stay safe.

Slammer @ 9/24/2012 7:20 AM

Sidney. Wow. I'll say it again. THE KID DESERVED IT! It's a shame he wasn't removed from the gene pool. BTW, they didn't print my comment. In fact, I think they banned me. LOL!

Mindee Jo @ 8/10/2014 1:25 PM

I am the mother of this teen boy. I am eternally grateful to the officer for calling the ambulance for my son and saving his life. The thought of suing this man sickens my entire being. God has mysterious ways of humbling all of us.

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