It may not be much by Chicago standards, but unbelievably, there was a shootout in Seaside, Oregon last night. That's just a little tourist town out on the coast, and apart from the occasional rowdy teens, nothing much happens there. Well, they host a Republican event there each year, but that's not happened yet, so they can't blame it on gun-loving Republican'ts. Yet.
SEASIDE, Ore. -- A 13-year veteran of the Seaside Police Department was shot and killed in downtown Seaside Friday night, according to Seaside police.
According to authorities, Gooding and another officer, who was not injured, attempted to serve a felony warrant on Phillip Ferry, 55, in the 300 block of Broadway. Authorities said that Ferry would not show his hands and that the second officer used a Taser to try and subdue the suspect.
The attempt failed to subdue the suspect who then produced a gun and fired one shot that struck Gooding. The other officer returned fire three times, striking Ferry, who was killed.
Amazing. The felon kills a cop with one shot, and it takes three shots to put the felon down. Damn, them folks need more time at the firing range. The death of the cop is tragic, but the response was insipid. You shoot at center of mass, and you shouldn't need three rounds to incapacitate the perp.