PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Police say they had no choice but to shoot and kill a Camp Pendleton Marine after he refused to pull over, drove into one officer, and tried to drive off with another officer hanging halfway out of his car window.
The Marine repeatedly ignored orders to stop after being approached by officers on bike patrol around 2 a.m. Saturday, the Palm Springs Police Department said in a statement Monday.
My son is a Marine and it's hard to read things like this because it hits home. To think they were willing to screw the rest of their lives up by being stupid. After reading the story the officer's did what they had to do so that no one else would be hurt. I wish it could have gone differently but if people would realize if the police say stop, then stop and deal with what ever the situation is and not escalate to where you place your life and /or others at risk.
Please God, Bless our Troops and keep our Law Enforcement Officers safe.