A police lieutenant in Tennessee was not arrested after shooting at a group of 20 children playing volleyball hear his home.
The children were not on his property, but the mere sound of them playing at a nearby church was enough to enrage Michael Wilson, 58, to the point of opening fire on them with a BB gun.
A 911 caller reported that a man with a gun was firing at the children…
“We were just playing volleyball and all of the sudden I just heard a ‘gun-click’ sound and I was just freaking out because it was so fast and then all of sudden, something hits my leg,” one of the children, Addison Caldwell said.
“My daughter came running in here saying ‘mom something got me in the back of the leg’ and yelling there’s a man shooting us and of course I’m like ‘oh my gosh what’s going on?’,” Caldwell’s mother, Angela Gulley, recalled.
A total of three children were shot by the BBs, but when officers arrived they didn’t open fire on him like John Crawford or Tamir Rice, whonever fired a shot from their BB guns.
Instead, the intoxicated lieutenant was placed on paid administrative leave while the department investigates the shooting.
He was charged, and must appear in court on June 3rd, but he was not arrested in spite of the fact that he opened fire on children.
“He’s a lieutenant and I don’t think that’s right for him to be doing that,” Caldwell commented on Wilson’s bizarre and frightening actions.
“It just kind of hurts. I’m still in shock that we have someone in our county that would hurt our children and be in a position that was supposed to protect us and not bully us.”
So what’s that you say about people getting into law enforcement to help people? Maybe, just maybe, there are those who get into positions of power so they can abuse and hurt people.
(Article by Reagan Ali)