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Calif. Man Killed After Sticking Rifle Into Cop's Chest

October 22, 2012  | 

Photo: Vallejo PD
Photo: Vallejo PD

A 29-year-old man was shot and killed by a Vallejo (Calif.) Police officer after the man pointed a rifle at another officer's chest while a fire engulfed the residence.

The bizarre incident, which stemmed from a domestic dispute between two naked men, also involved the ritualistic slaughter of animals, police told the Vallejo Times-Herald.

The incident began at 1:28 a.m. Sunday, when witnesses called 911 reporting that two men were having a loud argument and trying to burn down their home. As officers entered the home to confront one of the men, 29-year-old Jeremiah Moore pointed a rifle at an officer and was fatally shot.

The men had taken a hallucinogenic drug, Vallejo Lt. Sid DeJesus told the Times-Herald. "We've dealt with meth, PCP before. But this is something different ... based on their rabid behavior."

Tags: Domestic Disputes, Vallejo (Calif.) PD, Animal Cruelty


Comments (9)

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Morning Eagle @ 10/22/2012 10:19 PM

SCORE: Police = 1; Stupid drug user - 0. Sometimes things turn out right. Good job Officer, you did what had to be done and did it in time to very possibly save the life of another officer.

Jp @ 10/23/2012 3:25 AM

I believe that he did the right thing, I hope all works out well for him in the long run.

TERRY ZECH @ 10/23/2012 5:49 AM

Imminent danger of loss of life of an officer or another human being. We don't like to take life but it saved the life of another officer. The officer did what he had to do. Terry Zech VA PD

easysixonezero @ 10/23/2012 6:10 AM

Slight adjustment to previous comments by others.

We shoot to end the threat. Seriously. That is the modern LE firearm trainer goal. We are not being punitive and this is not word-play. The goal is to end the danger to officers and the community at large as quickly as possible.

The simple fact is by ending the threat as quickly as possible it is likely that it will result in the death or serious injury of the threat.

Good for those officers. From outward appearances they did their job. Unfortunate those two adults made poor choices and it resulted in the death of one of them. But thats on them. Not the officers.

Cheers,

easysixonezero

S.S @ 10/23/2012 6:20 AM

It's going to be interesting to see what the autopsy reveals this subject was on. I'm willing to bet it was "spice". All the symptoms of what happens when its used. Good job on the part of the officer. You got to go home at the end of your shift.

Capt David-Ret LA County @ 10/23/2012 7:19 AM

stupid is what stupid does... or something

Bob @ VA @ 10/23/2012 9:48 AM

If the decedent's intent was to escape this reality via drugs, he certainly succeeded - permanently - but unfortunately at the officer's expense. Prayers are with the officers as they deal with the aftermath.

c.t.corsi @ 10/23/2012 10:47 AM

MESSAGE TO ALL THE DEAD MANS FRIENDS; ya think that might have been a bad idea..HUH ?...I FEEL BAD FOR THE OFFICER ..NOW HES GOT TO LIVE WITH ..THE SHOOTING ..THANKS TO THAT IDIOT ..HOPEFULLY HE CAN PUT IT Past him and not let it affect his life too much ...stay ruff ..ya did a good thing ....chuck

Leonard J. Mather @ 10/23/2012 5:24 PM

Speaking as a psychologist, proper behavior is rewarded. Improper behavior experiences either non-reward or punishment. Pointing a gun at a LEO is improper behavior; it should result in ending the threat and if in doing so, deadly force results in death of the Perp, all is well. Wimps, Wussies, excuse-makers, and the recent tsunami of blame casters avoiding personal responsibility are to be tolerated like gnats and flies getting in the way of progress.

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