“A metro Atlanta police officer was in critical condition after he, a homeowner and a dog were shot when police responded to a call at the wrong house,” nbcnews.com reports. “Officers responded to a call for a burglary in progress about 7:30 p.m. ET, but they went to the wrong address because the caller gave only a description of a ‘gray brick house’ without a street number, [Dekalb County Public Safety Officer Cedric] Alexander said. Details of what happened hadn’t been determined . . . The homeowner was shot in the leg and was being transported to a hospital.” Turns out the cops shot the cop, the dog and the homeowner. Strangely enough, Fox News’ Outnumbered just referenced this shooting as evidence of an “epidemic” of firearms-related attacks on police. Meanwhile, in Houston we learn that the man who shot a Deputy . . .
. . . spent time in a mental hospital following a 2012 arrest, according to a prosecutor.
Shannon J. Miles is charged with capital murder in the death of Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth.
Miles’ criminal history includes an arrest in 2012 following a fight at a homeless shelter he was staying at in Austin . . .
Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson would not comment on a motive, saying investigators were still trying to figure that out. When asked if it might be connected to heightened tensions around the country between law enforcement and civilians, Anderson said, “I have no idea whether it does or not.”
The cbsnews.com report repeats the incendiary statement from Sheriff Ron Hickman linking incendiary anti-cop rhetoric to the assassination. While the killer’s mental health issues certainly come into play, it’s not known if the anti-cop Black Lives Matter’s and New Black Panther’s calls for retribution against the police played a part. Or are having any direct impact on officer safety, save psychological. Watch this space. Oh, the dog died in the Atlanta shooting.