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UCF Police Find Gunman's Body

This video clip shows University of Central Florida campus officers finding the body of student James Seevakumaran, after he activated the fire alarm and decided to kill himself rather than attack students. Warning: graphic content. Read the full story here.

March 21, 2013

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Jim B. @ 3/22/2013 6:46 AM

OK, I hate to Monday morning quarterback but I feel I must make a few comments. Besides at least one officer who appears to not be wearing a ballistic vest, there are a few tactical errors shown. Namely, pretty severe violation of the laser rule, particularly by the officer with the long gun. I understand that incidents like this are tense and adrenalin and stress are high but that is all the more reason to train and maintain good tactics. It also looks like one of the officer has a taser out. I guess I'm ok with that given that there are two other officers with firearms, but I don't know if I would have drawn my taser in this scenario. Of course, I don't know what information the officers had at the time.

pup @ 3/24/2013 8:15 AM

Jim> I agree with you. There were many tactical errors and in the event this guy was lying and waiting, it could have been a different outlook. By the video the guys enter the room like a warrant service, exposing themselves without proper equipment to protect themselves. I hope the officers review this video, be open minded and obtain tactical entry training from their local police department.

3rdRanger @ 4/6/2013 9:47 AM

Why the need to immediately rush inside the room once the entry door is opened? Instead, evaluate the interior of the room from a covered position. Gross violations of the "laser rule" and I agree the taser did not seem appropriate for this situation. Remember guys, Luck is not a tactic!

Zach @ 4/13/2013 6:28 AM

Holly FLAG- your-BUDDY-BATMAN!!!

Campus police shouldn't be doing tactical entries, they should be writing tickets in the parking lot where they belong. I'd trust any local law enforcement agency over these goobers... SHeesH, the lack of competency in any other outcome would have gotten innocent people killed...

TacDoc @ 8/15/2013 3:35 PM

Holly: Don't come to sweeping conclusions without at least some facts. I am aware of (train with as well) several campus PD's that put most large dept. specialty teams to shame. Making statements as you did sows seeds of your perceived superiority, and causes those more ignorant than you to adopt beliefs that are not only incorrect, but dangerous to the well-being law enforcement as a group.

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