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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 10:19 PM

1. Seriously. These bits are telling. Shooting over a car burglary is stupid &with an illegal handgun?

Hero my butt. There are things worth shooting someone for and this wasn't one of them. Pulling a Zimmerman?

"We acknowledge that it may take us a while to get to a property crime like an auto burglary depending on what else is going on in the city," said outgoing police Chief Chris Moore in a recent interview. "I'm somewhat disappointed that people are treating this person as a folk hero. In my opinion, he's not. I understand the frustration. But that doesn't give someone the right to take a gun out and take the law into their own hands."

Brian Welch, who supervises the District Attorney's homicide unit that is prosecuting the case, had similarly strong words.
"My office is prosecuting Luis Hernandez for the murder of Christopher Soriano because the current facts show that at the time of the shooting Mr. Hernandez had no legal excuse or justification for using deadly force on an unarmed man," Welch said in a statement. "The circumstances of this homicide will be examined in a court of law where Mr. Hernandez will have an opportunity to defend the charge."

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The two men told Soriano that they were going to hold him for police. Soriano started to leave, but Hernandez and the supervisor tried to pin him to the ground. Soriano broke free, and Hernandez shot Soriano once with what police said was an illegally purchased handgun.

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