New details on Tahoka police shooting released

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Updated: 12/28/2012 2:56 am
The Department of Public Safety released new details on a fatal shooting by a Tahoka police officer. Relatives say the victim is 35 year-old Rodney Moore, though police and Texas Rangers investigating the incident have not yet released the name.

Officers from the Tahoka Police Department, Lynn County Sheriffs Deputies and DPS troopers responded to Avenue N and 1st street Sunday afternoon after a 911 caller reported a man walking with knife.

The name of Tahoka police officer who killed the man has not been released. That officer has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

DPS Cpl. John Gonzalez told FOX 34, "On Sunday, December 23rd at 3:16 pm, a 911 call came in to the Lynn County Sheriffs Office from a Tahoka residence. A man was reported to be walking with a knife at Avenue N and 1st Street. Tahoka police, Lynn County Sheriffs deputies and DPS troopers responded to the scene. Officers arrived at the scene and witnessed a man standing in front of a residence holding a knife. After a lengthy standoff with officers, the man refused to drop the knife. The man then turned and approached an officer with the knife, forcing the officer to fire his service weapon. The man was injured and the officers on scene immediately started first aid. The man was transported to Lynn County Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The officer involved has been placed on leave, which is standard procedure. The Texas Rangers are investigating the shooting at the request of the Tahoka Police Department. Further investigative findings will be released to the Lynn County District Attorney's office."


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Truthseeker - 1/4/2013 8:56 PM
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Tragedly? I think the word you were looking for is tragically, as tragedly is not a word. And by the way thanks for the crash course in cause and effect...I'm well aware of each action having consequences. For example...had Rodney dropped the knife and not charged the officer, his consequences would have been quite different. And you threw up the race card...bravo. You are one of the fine American citizens that is never going to let racism die because you lean on it like a crutch. There, no mean name calling that time. ;) Also, please don't assume that you know what I have experienced in life. Thank you, have a nice day.
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