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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Police: Man fatally shot by trooper had lighter, not gun

FREDERICA, Del. (AP) — Authorities say a Maryland man fatally shot by a Delaware State Police trooper was carrying a cigarette lighter that looked like a gun.

State police spokesman Sgt. Richard D. Bratz on Wednesday identified the man shot Monday night as 25-year-old Raymond A. Hutson of Greensboro.

Hutson was shot after Caroline County, Maryland, sheriff’s deputies pursued a stolen pickup truck into Delaware, where troopers joined the chase.



Anonymous said...

Well, big deal, rob a bank with it and you will still get 20 years, real or not.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good shoot to me.

Anonymous said...

I am the biggest critic of police! I and can say that if you lead police on a chase in a stolen truck and get out with a lighter that looks like a pistol then you deserved to die! Cant believe I'll say this but good job officer!

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with you. From the title I expected to read this and be furious at the police but this guy had it coming.

Anonymous said...

So what ??? Good shoot.

Anonymous said...

Don't bring a gun to a gun fight unless you are a gun fighter period. Cops are paid gun fighters and should win.

Anonymous said...

Stuck on stupid.

If you are a criminal not smart to have a gun shaped lighter.

Just plain stupid to pull it out when stopped by the police.

Any cop would have shot him.

Anonymous said...

Darwinism at its finest