Scenes from an LAPD Manhunt

 LAPD stray rounds take out an MDX (courtesy latimes.com)

Last night, we blogged the aftermath of the oops-we-did-it-again LAPD shoot-em-up in a quiet Torrance cul-de-sac. In their hunt for crazed cop killer (and former brother officer) Christopher Dorner, trigger-happy cops shot two newspaper delivery people inside their truck. Today, we’re getting details of the collateral damage from the unspecified number of rounds unleashed at civilians by LA’s finest. [Click here for the video.] “Stray” bullets pierced cars, trees, roofs and garage doors. Kathy Merkosky points out the six bullet holes that pierced the bumper and grille of her silver Acura MDX. “Merkosky said she was in the shower when she heard what she thought were her kids banging on the bathroom door. She came out, only to realize  that it was gunshots. She estimated hearing about 60 shots.” At the same time, next door . . .

Next door, Richard Goo, 62, heard the same noise.  “When I heard all the pop-pop-popping, I dropped to the ground, crawled around and pulled my wife out of the bed and I got on top of her,” he said.  Goo said he could hear the bullets hitting the door, and he feared the gunmen were coming through the house. He called 911 and was told that police were already there.

And how.

Over at examiner.com, David Cordrea points out that Dorner’s ability to evade a massive manhunt puts paid to the theory that American gun owners couldn’t possibly resist government tyranny because they’re outgunned. Not to mention the idea that the police are the only group capable of responsibly handling firearms.