CrimeGood Samaritans help California cop subdue homeless suspect who tried to take deputy's weapon
Deputy constable shot in bulletproof vest during traffic stop in southwest Houston
A deputy constable is okay after being shot during a traffic stop in southwest Houston, the Harris County Precinct 7 Constable's Office said early Wednesday.
Three men are being hailed as heroes after they stepped up to help awho came while trying to arrest a suspect during the weekend.
The Los Angeles Countysaid the incident happened Sunday in Whittier around 3 p.m., when the 23-year-old officer was responding to a call of a man creating a disturbance at a convenience store.
In surveillance video, the deputy can be seen moving in to arrest the man, who is acting erratically, when he starts throwing punches and the deputy loses his balance, falling to the ground.
Police Officer Fires At Burglary Suspect In Hyde Park, Suspect Escapes
An off-duty Chicago police officer fired his weapon at a burglary suspect in Hyde Park Wednesday afternoon, but the suspect got away. © Provided by CBS Local, a division of CBS Radio IncAt the scene, Police News Affairs Sgt. Rocco Alioto said around 12:30 p.m., the officer identified himself to intervene in a burglary in progress in the 5100 block of South Ingleside Avenue, near Hyde Park Boulevard. During the encounter, the officer fired his gun, but the suspect escaped, Alioto said. It was not known whether the suspect was injured by the officer’s gunshot.
In the seconds that followed, the homeless man attempted to grab the deputy's gun from the holster.
The deputy yelled and that caught the attention of Brian Whitney, who told FOX 11 he reacted immediately.
"I heard the officer yell 'Get your hand off my gun,' and as soon as I seen that I went down and ripped the homeless guy's hands of the officer's gun," Whitney said Tuesday.
Two other men got involved, including one who could be seen sliding the officer's weapon away from the homeless attacker. The group was eventually able to subdue the suspect until additional officers arrived and arrested the man, who was charged with assault.
Whitney said the officer personally thanked him afterward for helping out.
"I told him I wasn't even thinking," he. "The only thing I was thinking about was your safety."
Suspect Arrested In Slaying of Cal State Fullerton Administrator
Steven Shek Keung Chan was stabbed multiple times at his car in a campus parking lot.
Authorities praised the actions of the three men, saying their efforts helped save the life of the officer.
“He was having a hard time with that guy, and without the help of the good Samaritans, I’m concerned about that,” Capt. Jim Tatreau, of the LACSD. “We’ve had some very good citizens here in La Mirada, Whittier, and Norwalk. And it just reinforces your belief in being all together.”
People who leave donations at homeless camps face charges, police say.
Dozens of people are living in the woods outside Sanford, but police say they will charge those who leave supplies to help them. According to Sanford police, anyone caught leaving clothes or donations at homeless camp sites will be charged with littering. Instead, officers suggest donating to a homeless charity. There is no homeless shelter in Sanford, but the town has recently increased efforts to curb homelessness including offering medical care, garbage disposal and portable toilets. Littering is a civil offense and subject to a fine of $500 to $1,000 depending on the amount deposited.
Caught On Camera: Good Samaritans Step In To Help Deputy Subdue Homeless Man
Three good Samaritans rushed to help a Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy after a homeless man attempted to take his service weapon.
Florida highway confrontation turns deadly
Newly released cellphone video shows an armed bystander coming to the rescue of a deputy after he was attacked.