Last night, Metro officers, while executing a search warrant for drugs, shot and killed a man in his apartment.
Metro has been pretty quiet about the case, other than stating that the man made a "furtive" movement towards the cop. The man's name is Trevon Cole.
If you look at the Las Vegas Sun, in the comment section, there are the man's supposed relatives coming to his defense, saying he was a good man, a former football star and a man making a living. They basically accuse Metro of shooting the guy in coldblood. http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/jun/11/one-person-killed-metro-officer-involved-shooting/
The family was also on Channel 13, which seems to be the channel that people go to rip on Metro and proclaim their innocence of their relatives. http://www.ktnv.com/Global/story.asp?S=12640364
According to the online dictionary's, furtive means a stealth or secret movement. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/furtive
I do not know what happened in the apartment. The family admitted the guy smoked marijuana. Did he do more than just smoke? Don't know. Was he armed or made a threatening move toward the detective? Don't know.
I don't buy the argument from the family saying they didn't know who entered the apartment. When a warrant is served, the whole neighborhood knows what is going on because the cops are so loud.
Is it possible, the cops shot the guy accidentally? Sure and maybe that is why they are not saying much.
We won't know much for a few more days and until then, don't condemn the cops or the man shot.
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