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Sat Dec 11, 2021, 12:53 AM

 

Shooter arrested in Brandon after firing at Hillsborough deputies Fifteen times

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-hillsborough/active-investigation-shuts-down-brandon-blvd-in-both-directions

No injuries reported after shooting

BRANDON, Fla. — A shooter was arrested Thursday after a firefight with Hillsborough County deputies.

Part of Brandon Blvd. was shut down in both directions for much of the afternoon while the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office worked their investigation. The shootings happened around the 1 p.m. hour Thursday.

The sheriff's office says deputies were called to the report of shots fired at the Wash Up-Brandon car wash off Brandon Blvd. Sheriff Chad Chronister said deputies arrived within moments, and upon arrival, the sheriff's office says deputies witnessed Daniel Lighty, 35, firing a weapon.

The sheriff's office says deputies were called to the report of shots fired at the Wash Up-Brandon car wash off Brandon Blvd. Sheriff Chad Chronister said deputies arrived within moments, and upon arrival, the sheriff's office says deputies witnessed Daniel Lighty, 35, firing a weapon.

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He was taken into custody after he ran out of bullets. This is Florida, after all...


The police took care not to escalate during the incident, which has been described as a mental health crisis.


I never see reports on DU of police doing their job well. It creates an artificial and often racist view of the police. We have over 330 million people in this country. Those rare incidents that make the cable news are not the norm. Most incidents are like this one.




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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sat Dec 11, 2021, 12:57 AM

1. Why do they need special credit for doing their job ? The problem with police abuse is huge

and they should do something about that if they don't like the criticism.



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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sat Dec 11, 2021, 12:59 AM

2. Hey! I'm a nurse, and I didn't kill a single patient today!

Where’s my cookie?

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Response to Maru Kitteh (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 11, 2021, 01:05 AM

4. Were your patients shooting at you?

Cause I'd be impressed if you managed to do your job while being shot at!

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sat Dec 11, 2021, 01:03 AM

3. Gunman went on Facebook Live rant before shooting at Hillsborough deputies



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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sat Dec 11, 2021, 01:53 AM

5. We never see reports on DU about plumbers doing their jobs well either.

Until now...

Big shout out to my plumber, Mike, who successfully extracted a slimy hairball the size of whiffle ball from my bathroom sink last Saturday.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sat Dec 11, 2021, 02:34 AM

7. My hubby's and mine

old agency. They are actually trained well, and spend money to know how to respond correctly.
Brandon Blvd is a main road that is east of downtown Tampa. Thankfully no one was injured.
They have cameras on everyone, and a giant screen in the 911 center to see everything.

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Response to Corgigal (Reply #7)

Sat Dec 11, 2021, 11:58 AM

10. We talk about Fox an rightfully so but I think anyone who consumes

 

Endless cable news is suffering mentally from a bizarre view of the world.

I live in a quiet working class/middle class neighborhood but if you were to read our Nextdoor you would think we were in Mad Max.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sat Dec 11, 2021, 04:34 AM

9. I've pasted some good cop news in the past but not recently... need to do it more often

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sat Dec 11, 2021, 12:29 PM

11. "artificial and often racist view of the police"?

Does this refer to the view that police are committing racist actions?

I don’t think this is just a matter of the killings.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sat Dec 11, 2021, 01:58 PM

12. "ran out of bullets"? Were his rights to unlimited armaments being violated?

Conservatives should look into this. A man with only 15 rounds of ammo is hardly a man at all. No wonder the poor guy went off.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Original post)

Sat Dec 11, 2021, 02:13 PM

13. Thank you for posting this.

Too often at DU, there is a reflexive idea (among a vocal few) that police love to kill people -- especially black people . Other DU members are too intimidated to counter this (allegedly) progressive attitude with counterexamples.

If a gunman is killed by police, there will inevitably be posters who will proclaim that *obviously* he was black. Whereas a gunman taken into custody alive will *obviously* be white. If you look at the actual numbers, this is not true. In fact, whether black suspects are more likely (in a statistical sense) than white suspects to be killed rather than taken into custody is an open question, subject to variables on which we don't have good data. It's not well established by empirical evidence.



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