Phoenix Police Sniper Shoots Woman in Face During Standoff

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A four-hour standoff with cops ended last night when a Phoenix police sniper shot a woman in the face.

Details of shooting are sketchy, but the woman survived -- for now -- and another woman was taken into custody.

Phoenix police were contacted about 7:30 p.m. yesterday by a bail bondsman who told them he'd spotted a woman who'd skipped bail in connection with a burglary and car theft.

When police arrived, the woman darted into a house where another woman was inside.

The suspect tried to run out the back door, but was met by police. That's when she pointed a gun at the officers.

During the standoff, shots were fired inside the house, and at the officers outside.

After about four hours, some curtains inside the home were opened and snipers got a look at the two women inside.

The sniper fired, hitting one woman in the face. The other woman then surrendered to police.

The bad news: the woman shot in the face is not the woman police were initially seeking. She was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

The other woman was arrested.

Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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Rabbitt
Rabbitt

you all back there have fucked up this time and you will pay for that mistake. Nice shooting Sherlock, you are really a sniper, NOT

Fladabosco
Fladabosco

Shouldn't the title of this article be 'Phoenix Police Shoot WRONG Woman in the Face?'

Ted
Ted

Yes, it should.

TV Pirates
TV Pirates

Note to self: Don't hang out with people who point guns at cops.

Ted
Ted

Had that been a military operation in Afghanistan, the soldier/Marine sniper would have been tried for War Crimes.

Fladabosco
Fladabosco

Really? How many Americans have been prosecuted for killing civilians in the ten years of our two wars? It's easy to find info about US military on the web, not so easy to find evidence of any kind of investigations or prosecutions. Show me.

Ted
Ted

I don't have a definite answer as to how many.  I also didn't limit my answer to US military as our country is not the only one trying service members for killing civilians.  I did find these urls discussing a few of these trials in recent events:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg...

http://www.wavy.com/dpp/milita...

http://www.ausinnews.com/topic...

http://www.armytimes.com/news/...

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/...

http://www.shoah.org.uk/2011/0...

http://www.leatherneck.com/for...

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-50...

Right or wrong on the military member's actions, they are just as justified as the police officer who shot this lady in the face.

In my opinion, if you let the officer get away without a trial, then the military should enjoy the same treatment....at the same time, if you prosecute the military for shooting someone who was in the area of operations but not involved, then you must also prosecute the officer for negligence in his actions as well.

Ted
Ted

I didn't say any of that because those are often the same or similar situations with law enforcement.  I just want the same standards applied.

Yes, Killing is killing but not all shoots are good shoots.

woefatcat
woefatcat

You fail to mention that our "area of operations" was stated to be "anywhere there are terrorists." Which makes the world our area of operations. You also fail to take into consideration what a soldiers higher up tells them is fair game. And when said soldier is found to have done something illegal the higher ups stand by with closed mouths as the soldier is led to the brig. Killing, no matter what the justification is, is still killing.

Jon Smiff
Jon Smiff

There seems to be a pattern developing in AZ....bet it holds true here as well (cop will be found to have done nothing wrong).

Johngalt
Johngalt

It isn't a developing pattern. It is a well established pattern across the county. Americans are twice as likely to be killed by a cop than a 'terrorist'.

Fladabosco
Fladabosco

 Nice line but not true. I read there are around 200 people killed by police in the US every year. How many are killed by terrorists (leave out the one terrible day 10 years ago).

Ted
Ted

"Excluding the September 11 attacks, approximately 700 Americans have been killed and 1,600 wounded in terrorist attacks since 1970."

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrar...So, if 200 people are killed by police every year, it would only take the police 3.5 years to kill as many people as Mideast terrorists have killed in the last 41 years.

JohnK
JohnK

An other example of poor officer training. I hope she is ok.

Mistalee
Mistalee

So, was the woman shot in the face even a participant in this fiasco, or was she a hostage? 

Jwhitehawke
Jwhitehawke

She was complicit.....had 4 hours to get outta there.

matt gordon
matt gordon

Riiight.. at gunpoint, just get up and leave. If the fleeing suspect didn't shoot her, then the cops did anyway. Can't win.

Guest23
Guest23

Bail bondsman = $1000On the run convict = $0.10Sharp shooter & Swat Team = $5000Innocent victim shot in the face settlement with the county = Priceless

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

Headshots:

Crazy Laughner - 1Crazy Police       - 1

J-DizzleFoshingledozzle
J-DizzleFoshingledozzle

Shot in the face by a sharpshooter?

OUCH! Damn, that's not a pretty sight. The other woman will be replaying the trauma over and over in her head.

Jason
Jason

I wonder how much money we taxpayers will pay the woman who was shot will sue the Phoenix PD for her injuries?

When $$$$$$ Matters
When $$$$$$ Matters

How About $99,500,000.00Same amount Arpaio stole from the jail fund for his fraudulent 401K

Kp
Kp

brilliantly worded.

stay literate, phoenix.

Guest
Guest

well.. keep up the good work then Ppd

Mistalee
Mistalee

Exactly. Guilty or innocent, at least the cops shot SOMEBODY in the face.

Now back to raving incoherently about illegals.

Stay classy, Phoenix.

Guest
Guest

While sarcasm is often times hard to get across in text; it would be best not to assume you know what someone is attempting to convey when it's not clearly stated.While we Phx citizens have been gifted with the image of sandbilly 'mmigrant haters, you must realize that that isn't true for a good majority of the local populace. While blanket statements are easy to make (it happens on both sides, obviously); it would be more beneficial for everyone, if we all were to realize making a generalized statement about any peoples/places makes you just as ignorant as the purposely racist fucktards.

Now back to posting words on the web.. making a real difference.

Stay classey, Internets.

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