Texas Cop Fired after Shooting at Suspect 41 Times, Killing Him

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A police officer in Texas has been terminated from the force after an investigation determined that he violated official policy when he rammed his car into a suspect’s vehicle, cornered him and then fired 41 shots, killing him.

Officer Patrick Tuter shot and killed Michael Vincent Allen on August 12, 2012, but he has only now been fired more than six months later. He has spent the last half year on administrative leave while the Garland Police Department conducted an investigation that has finally concluded this week.

“Tuter has been fired because he was found in violation of two general orders of our department,”Garland PD spokesperson Joe Harn tells the Dallas Morning News. “He violated our pursuit policy as well as our use of force policy.”

The events of last August occurred after Officer Tuter pursued Allen, an unarmed 25-year-old, because he was wanted for running from the police only days earlier. A high-speed chase ensued, and Tuter followed Allen in his cruiser for around 30 minutes. At that point, Tuter slammed into Allen’s pickup, reached for his gun and fired 41 shots.

Only three of the few dozen bullets entered Allen’s body, but he died nonetheless from gunshot wounds to the back, side and arm.

“I don’t see anybody reacting like that,” the victim’s father, Randy Allen, tells CBS 11 News. “41 shots, I mean, was the other police officers just standing there?”

”I can’t believe somebody didn’t tackle him and say, ‘Stop, that’s enough,’” he says. Speaking to NBC News, he adds that the officer’s use of force wasn’t just excessive. “It was excessive on top of excessive,” he says.

According to the officer’s attorneys, “Tuter did feel in fear for his life and was justified in firing his weapon.” The estate of the victim is suing the officer for wrongful-death. Meanwhile, Tuter’s attorneys have been appealing the indefinite suspension that was enacted in August and according to some report will appeal his termination.

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14 thoughts on “Texas Cop Fired after Shooting at Suspect 41 Times, Killing Him

  1. 41 shots, what crock of BS…

    Get a photo of this cop, he will be one of them to come to your door for your guns.

  2. This is just another case of intentional homicide by cop. The cops need to be locked up for the rest of their stinkin` life or put in a mental institution for the rest of their life for these kinds of behaviors. I bet this pig was a woman beater child molester too.

  3. He chased down an unarmed 25 year-old for running away days earlier, rammed him with the car, and then shot 41 bullets at him, but I’m a domestic terrorist because I have too many cans of Spam in my pantry.

    This cop is a certifiable lunatic, and if it took his superiors 6 months of “administrative leave” to figure that out, they’re just as crazy as he is, or just as criminal. And now that he’s been fired, he’ll probably be hired by the P.D. in the neighboring county.

    This is nothing other than blatant, premeditated murder, and once again, it’s perfectly legal as long as it’s done by a cop. Hopefully this story will give people some insight on how to properly greet the cop that comes to their door.

    1. Because the cops are left to get away with there arrogance BJ. They know thet all that is going to happen to them is a two week suspension with pay. They are never held accountable untill we all hold them accountable but it has to be a group effort to make sure they pay or else they got to be taken out……. you know what I mean.

  4. Tried to do the math on my calculator but the numbers were too big. I believe DHS is going 14.3 trillion bullets to get the job done.

  5. This poor guy was UNARMED and a THREAT to NO ONE, so OBVIOUSLY he deserved to be MURDERED by this POS piss poor excuse for a human being!!!

    Once the SHTF, these @ssholes will be # 1 targets!

  6. “A high-speed chase ensued, and Tuter followed Allen in his cruiser for around 30 minutes. At that point, Tuter slammed into Allen’s pickup, reached for his gun and fired 41 shots.”

    “Tuter did feel in fear for his life and was justified in firing his weapon.”

    So the cop was chasing after the guy in his car, slammed into Allen’s car and then took out his gun to shoot and kill him. Yet, during all of this, he somehow “feared for his life and was justified in firing his weapon.”? Afraid of what? HE was the one who started it by smashing into Allen’s car. Am I missing something here?

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