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Article posted Dec 07 2012, 3:05 AM Category: Tyranny/Police State Source: StoptheDrugWar.org Print

Georgia Police Kill Armed Man During Marijuana Bust

by Phillip Smith

Police officers in Buford, Georgia, shot and killed a man who refused to drop his weapon after they encountered him as they investigated a report of marijuana smoking Tuesday night. Jose Antonio Hernandez-Gonzalez, 20, becomes the 62nd person to die so far this year in US domestic drug enforcement operations.

According to the Gwinnett Daily Post, citing police sources, Gwinnett County police arrived at a North Alexander Street apartment complex following a report of "several people smoking marijuana." They found five people in the parking lot and an officer began to frisk an adult Hispanic male, later identified as Hernandez-Gonzalez. He reportedly "pulled away" from the officer, drew a handgun, and held it to his own head.

"During this time officers continuously ordered Hernandez to put down his weapon and Hernandez made verbal refusals," police spokesman Lt. Jake Smith said. "Hernandez told officers that he would not put down the gun, and that they would have to shoot him.

After an attempt to subdue him with a taser failed (one prong failed to penetrate his clothing), four officers opened fire, killing him on the spot.

In addition to the loaded .357 revolver Hernandez-Gonzales was holding, police also found a loaded .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol at his feet and several baggies of marijuana in his pockets.

The four officers involved in the shooting have been placed on routine administrative leave while the department's "deadly force investigation team" reviews the shooting.

It was unclear if any of the other men with Hernandez-Gonzalez were detained, but a bystander was arrested for disorderly conduct several hours later for "cursing loudly in the parking lot for an extended period of time," Smith said.





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Posted: Dec 07 2012, 5:48 PM

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67159 "...an adult Hispanic male". And our wonderful government just keeps letting them in.
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Posted: Dec 10 2012, 1:45 PM

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12198 they make it sound like a big seller wish they would say the real details!!
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Posted: Dec 13 2012, 2:59 PM

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6687 I knew the man killed and if you knew the full details it would actually make sence of course police always say things to there benifit ! They had no right taking his life like that ! 18 shots is not necessary trust me one wouldve been more then enough if they felt like they were in danger .
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Posted: Dec 30 2012, 3:22 AM

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7121 He didnt point the gun at no one but himself and there was several witnesses of that so there was no need to shoot him thatvmany times


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