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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:27 PM

Assailant shoots into SF home with AK-47

(02-25) 10:04 PST SAN FRANCISCO -- A Sacramento man was arrested late Sunday after he shot up a man's Western Addition home with an automatic rifle, San Francisco police said.

Kareem Benton, 42, got into an argument with another man on the 1000 block of McAllister Street and followed the man to his home nearby, said Officer Albie Esparza, a police spokesman.

Benton then pulled out a fully automatic AK-47 and "sprayed" the man's home with bullets, Esparza said. The victim, who was in his home, was shot in the leg and is expected to survive.

Benton fled in a Jeep Grand Cherokee, but was arrested later on the 200 block of Cashmere Street in the Bayview, Esparza said.

Esparza said he did not know exactly what charges Benton could face, but noted that it is illegal to possess a fully automatic AK-47.

"Criminals don't adhere to any laws," Esparza said. "That's why they are criminals."

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Assailant-shoots-into-SF-home-with-AK-47-4306622.php#ixzz2Lw9KErKA

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Reply Assailant shoots into SF home with AK-47 (Original post)
AsahinaKimi Feb 2013 OP
TheBlackAdder Feb 2013 #1
slackmaster Feb 2013 #2
TheBlackAdder Feb 2013 #4
slackmaster Feb 2013 #8
Mopar151 Feb 2013 #5
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #6
onehandle Feb 2013 #7
slackmaster Feb 2013 #3

Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:28 PM

1. Up until the guy sprayed the house... he wasn't a convicted criminal, was he? n/t

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:30 PM

2. Actually, he was already a criminal by being in unlawful possession of the rifle

 

He also was a criminal earlier when he acquired the rifle, and again when he loaded it within city limits.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:32 PM

4. But not a registered criminal.

As far as I can tell, he was classified as a law abiding citizen.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:40 PM

8. He's still not a registered criminal.

 

So in the eyes of the law, he's just a suspect.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:34 PM

5. Depends

You need a Federal license to posess a full-auto, and you can't get one with a felony on your record. How much you wanna bet this fool has a record? - " Good Judgement" like this leaves a trail.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:35 PM

6. Yes he was, where the officer is wrong

You could have a full auto AK with a class III license. He lacked it. There are federal charges for this as well.

And this was a dumb criminal. The ones who get caught are usually dumb.

(For the record I suspect there are far more fully auto toys than we are willing to admit)

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:36 PM

7. He should have been.

One purpose for that gun. Killing people.


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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:31 PM

3. Officer Esparza is a wise man

 

He speaks the truth.

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