“New York City police are looking into why a stun gun apparently failed before a knife-wielding man was shot to death by officers,” poststar.com reports. “The NYPD says Emmanuel Paulino was shot several times after he refused to drop a 6-inch knife and lunged at officers.” Chronology people! Chronology! “A police sergeant had first fired a Taser stun gun. Police say the suspect pulled one of the prongs out of his body.” OMG! You mean you can shoot someone with a stun gun and they don’t drop like a stone? Why’s that then?
Something to do with adrenalin perhaps? Or a controlled substance? A cocktail of controlled substances? All of the above? Oh, and let’s throw in psychosis for good measure. People can do some weird stuff when they’re psychotic. Like surviving . . . bullets.
Paulino was hit several times. Police say officers fired a total of nine shots after the suspect backed them into a parked car.