From the Kingman Daily MA 31-year-old man was shot and killed by a Kingman Police officer Wednesday night after he reportedly pointed a BB gun at an officer.
The gun was designed to look like a semiautomatic pistol.
Ryan Dean Burgess of Kingman was reportedly punching holes in the walls of a home he shared with his mother in the 2200 block of Lucille Avenue when officers responded to the domestic violence call at about 9:45 p.m.
When Kingman officers Chaz Truver and Wayne Hollan arrived, Burgess reportedly walked outside and pointed the BB gun at Hollan.
Truver, a recent police academy graduate, has been in field training for several weeks. Hollan is a 14-year veteran and Truver's training officer.
Truver reportedly ordered Burgess to drop the weapon before he fired several rounds, killing the man, according to Mohave County Sheriff's spokeswoman Trish Carter. http://kdminer.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=65143
Kingman Police contacted the sheriff's office to investigate the officer-involved shooting.
Carter said the CO2-powered gun was a replica of a Colt Defender 1911 semiautomatic pistol.
"The weapon is the exact same size, shape and weight of the real weapon," said Carter.
Hollan sustained a knee injury in the incident and was treated and released at Kingman Regional Medical Center.
While Carter said Truver fired several rounds, it is not known how many struck Burgess or where he was hit.
Burgess' body was transported to the Mohave County Medical Examiner's Office in Lake Havasu City. Carter said an autopsy has not yet been scheduled, but investigators believe alcohol might have played a role in the man's actions. http://kdminer.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=65143
Well, I suspect that none of the racist brothers are going to show up in Kingman to protest this thug's death.
And the tools and fools who have been protesting killings by cops will ignore this case as it appears the cops had no choice but to kill the thug.
As an aside, I know the cop who killed the thug and he is heartbroken about it. The officer had only been a cop for about 2 months. While
So, please keep the cop in your nightly prayers but not so much, the thug.