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Ex-Con Charged with Sunday Murder of Florida Officer

December 22, 2014  | 

Officer Charles Kondek (Photo: Tarpon Springs PD)
Officer Charles Kondek (Photo: Tarpon Springs PD)

Officer Charles Kondek, a 45-year-old married father of six, was killed in Tarpon Springs, about 48 kilometres northwest of Tampa, after responding to a noise complaint around 2 a.m. ET, the local police department said.

Authorities charged Marco Antonio Parilla Jr., a 23-year-old released from prison in March and wanted for an alleged probation violation, with the first-degree murder of the officer.

Kondek had responded to a 911 call and encountered Parilla, who was at the apartments looking for someone he believed had reported him for violating his probation, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said.

Parilla fired shots from a .40-caliber handgun, hitting Kondek in the upper body with one round, Gualtieri said. The suspect then ran over the officer as he drove off from the scene, according to the sheriff.


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plato's playdough @ 12/22/2014 6:35 PM

Irene Sundiata Myers, a black woman who was selling roses and inspirational words Sunday on Harlem's Malcolm X Boulevard, said that because of Saturday's ambush, some officers might think twice about pulling the trigger on black men.

"It will change the attitude of police across the country in terms of how they go about killing black men, if they begin to think that there's a possibility that there will be a retribution," she said.

This excerpt from http://news.yahoo.com/killings-2-york-officers-trigger-backlash-201106309.html

Oh, btw, Al Sharpton sez (in the article) he didn't mean for any of this to happen, I paraphrase.

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