Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Did He Think He Was Above the Law?

Memphis cop dies after he busts in on ex-girlfriend, another man - Nashville, Tennessee In what is (to me anyway) a clear-cut case of self-defense, a jealous ex-boyfriend was killed when he broke into his ex-girlfriend's home and threatened her. The wrinkle in this case is that the dead guy was a cop, and the ex-girlfriend is also a cop.
Off-duty police officer Jeremy Kyle, 27, kicked in the door of his ex-girlfriend's house east of Memphis near Cordova, said Steve Shular, spokesman for the Shelby County Sheriff's Department.

Teresita Watson, also 27 and a Memphis police officer, told detectives that Kyle walked into her bedroom and pointed a gun at her and another man that was with her.
Watson was treated and released - a shot grazed her stomach. The guy who shot the dead cop? He is not a cop, and he has not been charged.

You would think this guy knew he was breaking the law. He was a cop; he must have been on domestic violence cases at some point. And he had to have known there were guns in the residence. Another cop lived there after all. I guess that rationality doesn't matter to abusive, jealous people who can't get on with their lives.

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