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Search Result: Gun Battles

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Deputies in Gun Battle with Suspects in South L.A.

December 1, 2009
Authorities are searching for at least two suspects tonight after a routine stop in South Los Angeles turned into a gun battle between deputies and two men who had been pulled over.

Police Sniper Ends Standoff With Armed Man

October 6, 2009
Renardo Antonio Flores, 32, fled to the backyard of the house with an assault rifle, after officers used flash-bang grenades and tear gas in the house. It was there that a Pleasant Hill police sniper shot him.

Leonard Peltier's Parole Request Denied

August 21, 2009
The Native American, who was convicted in 1977 of murdering two FBI agents during a 1975 shootout in South Dakota, has been denied parole, the FBI announces. Next parole hearing: 2024.

Two Florida Deputies Killed by Gunman at Shooting Range

April 26, 2009
Two Okaloosa County deputies were shot and killed Saturday afternoon at a gun club near Crestview while attempting to arrest a man on domestic violence charges.

Affidavit Outlines Shootings That Left Three Pittsburgh Police Officers Dead

April 6, 2009
Richard Poplawski fired several shots into the body of a wounded Pittsburgh police officer during a siege Saturday that left three officers dead and a fourth wounded, a neighbor told police.

Murdered Pittsburgh Officers Reportedly Responded to a Domestic Dispute Over a Dog

April 5, 2009
Richard Poplawski, the suspect in the killing of three Pittsburgh police officers yesterday, emerged from his Stanton Heights home after shooting two of the officers and fired additional shots into one of the victims, who was sprawled on the ground near the front stoop, a report says.

Deadly Ambush Claims the Lives of 3 Pittsburgh Police Officers

April 5, 2009
Pittsburgh police Officers Paul Sciullo III and Stephen Mayhle were about an hour short of ending their overnight shifts yesterday when 911 dispatched them to 1016 Fairfield St. in Stanton Heights at 7:05 a.m.

The 40th Anniversary of the Glenville Riot and Shootout

July 23, 2008
It's rare to receive a formal invitation to remember a shootout and riot. But that's what participants, like myself, received for this year's 40th anniversary commemoration of the Glenville Shootout and Riot.

Shots Fired: Manchester, New Hampshire 09-08-2003

May 1, 2008

As the three met near the front of Kilbreth's patrol car, two red flags immediately registered with the officer.

Shooting From the Hip

January 1, 2007

An officer working traffic witnesses a motorist running a stop sign. He activates his emergency lights and pulls the vehicle over a short distance from where the stop sign was. As the officer approaches the stopped vehicle, the motorist suddenly explodes out of the driver’s side door and opens fire with a small-caliber handgun. The distance between the two combatants is minimal, and the officer’s reaction time needs to be even shorter.

10 Essential Skills You Need to Win a Gunfight

March 1, 2006

The great Bill Jordan once said: "There is no second-place winner in a gunfight." Even if you take nothing else away from this article, I ask that you train to win any gunfight that you become involved in, not survive it, but win it.

Armored Cars

November 1, 2005

Official reports say that at about 11:30 p.m. on Thursday March 3, Officer Richard Kunz of the Schertz (Texas) Police Department pulled over a black Toyota Corolla on Interstate 35.

In the Crosshairs

March 1, 2004

What happened that day in Texas should have served as a wake-up call to law enforcement agencies worldwide. But the Texas Tower incident was treated as an anomaly, a once-in-a-lifetime event that couldn't possibly happen again. And the law enforcement community has chosen to largely ignore this threat.

Dialing Long Distance

November 1, 2003

We all know that most police-involved shootings develop at a range of just a few feet. But there are exceptions. It’s not easy to hit a target in combat at long range with a pistol. But it can be done.

Shooting on the Move

November 1, 2003

Since the majority of OISs are up close and personal, with no cover available, movement becomes an essential element in any gunfight.

War on Wise Street: Aftermath: Overture to Disaster

September 1, 2003

The sequence of events leading to the police fatalities on Feb. 20 began on a cool Wednesday morning, one day prior to the Wise Street shootout.

War on Wise Street

September 1, 2003

Alexandria (La.) PD’s Special Response Team was executing a detailed plan to serve warrants and search for evidence to connect Anthony Molette, 25, to recent ambush attack. Intelligence gathered before the assault told them that Molette would not be home. It was wrong.

Lead Vs. Steel

April 1, 2003

Since the turn of the 20th century when criminals first became mechanized, officers have recognized a need for gun and ammunition combinations capable of penetrating the light sheet metal of vehicles.

Outgunned—The Politics of Being Outgunned

March 1, 2003

One of the problems that all SWAT teams and all police departments face is that their need for weaponry or equipment conflicts with their local governments' desire to avoid the appearance of "heavy-handed" law enforcement.

Outgunned

March 1, 2003

There is a tendency among all law enforcement to believe that no matter the odds, their bravery and training can save the day. It’s an instinct that a good SWAT officer must overcome. Because believe it or not, there are times when even a SWAT team may be outgunned or otherwise need help.

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