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Police fatally shoot man in Wilson

WILSON, N.C. (AP) - Wilson police officers have fatally shot a man suspected in an early-morning shooting. Police told WRAL-TV in Raleigh on Monday that officers responded to a report of shots fired just after 4:00 a.m. When police arrived, a man brandishing a gun failed to comply with police orders. Police shot the man, and he later died. The man's name has not been released. A person suspected to have been shot by the man was taken to Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville. No word yet on that person's condition. Under standard procedure, the State Bureau of Investigation is reviewing the case. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Sick and Tired of being Sick and Tired

According to what is happening to our young men at the hands of (police depts)around the country how would you react knowing there are (some) officers out there who are just as if not worse than all the killers locked up;because they have a license to KILL. Just ask the families of all the loved ones killed with out reason by(law enforcers). Sean Bell is the most recent young man who was shot and killed and his killers allowed to go free. Maybe if he and his guests had tried to defend themselves he may have possibly been alive today. When people continiously here these kinds of stories what would you suggest they do? Wait until they (law enforcement)fire at you at least 50 times first?

Let the people in Wilson know....

...that this story is posted here. The "Oh He Was a Good Boy" Kneejerk Choir will undoubtedly want to log on and give a performance.

when a man brandishes a gun

when a man brandishes a gun and points it at you, are you going to wait for him to shoot before you shoot back? not if you want to see your wife/husband and family again.

I am going to shoot!

WAIT? Absolutely not! I will be going home to my family if I hit the mark. Everyone has rights, deserved or not, in a court of law. The Constitution of this great county insures this. Your best and greatest chance is in a court of law. If challenged by law enforcement it is a very simple thing to comply. You get to keep breathing that way! If, they are wrong, you will get your pound of flesh in the court system. To brandish a weapon when being challenged by law enforcement is suicide. It is not murder, it is not a negligent homicide, it is suicide. All this man had to do was drop his weapon and comply. Then, the courts would have handled it. By his choice, he is now dead. End of story!