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Thu Mar 29, 2012, 02:41 AM

Lawyer: Pasadena cop shot Kendrec McDade from police cruiser

Brian Charles, SGVN
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Posted: 03/27/2012 08:39:29 PM PDT

PASADENA - The lawyer for slain teenager Kendrec McDade's family on Tuesday described the shooting of the former Azusa High School football standout as a drive-by conducted by a member of the Pasadena Police Department.

Attorney Caree Harper said an unidentified officer rolled down the window of his patrol car and fired at least one shot at the 19-year-old, while a second officer chasing on foot opened fire as well. The volley of as many as 10 shots killed McDade.

Both officers said McDade was grabbing at his waistband, which led them to believe he was reaching for a weapon. The officers believed McDade to be a suspect in an armed robbery.

Harper met with police Chief Phillip Sanchez before noon on Tuesday, the first of two secret meetings between the police chief and select members of the community.

More: Pasadena Star News Story

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Reply Lawyer: Pasadena cop shot Kendrec McDade from police cruiser (Original post)
ellisonz Mar 2012 OP
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Thu Mar 29, 2012, 09:34 AM

1. 911 caller arrested in Pasadena police shooting

The investigation into a controversial police killing of a college student last weekend took a dramatic twist Wednesday when Pasadena authorities arrested a 911 caller, alleging his fabrication led to the shooting.

An officer shot 19-year-old Kendrec McDade on a narrow street in the city's Northwest district about 11 p.m. Saturday.

Police were dispatched to the scene after a man, identified as Oscar Carrillo, called 911. He said two armed men had stolen his laptop computer and backpack as he was buying tacos at a stand on Orange Grove Boulevard.

But on Wednesday, officials said that Carrillo, 26, lied to police about the existence of a gun and that detectives now believe neither McDade nor the other person were armed.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-pasadena-shooting-20120329,0,116227.story

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Response to bemildred (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 29, 2012, 01:10 PM

2. You know what word I officially hate...

...waistband. No one but the police or someone acting like the police ever use that word because the truth is that generally speaking you cannot just run with a gun tucked into your pants. Most guns are too big to be a pocket and getting something out of your pocket like that is not easy. Most criminals aren't using holsters. It is a word that is used to justify shooting someone before you actually see a gun. I hate that word.

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 09:19 AM

3. Yes, there is an implication of illegitimacy in it.

Thus is assumes what it purports to prove. One might well have good, honest reasons for not having one's holster.

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Response to bemildred (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 30, 2012, 12:14 PM

4. Also, your pants could just be falling down.

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