A single shot fired through a door at police responding to a routine call left a 25-year-old woman officer dead and led to an eight-hour armed standoff Wednesday.
Valerie Gignac a native of Quebec City had served with Laval police for four years.
she and her partner were responding to a call about noise in building.
the 40 yrs old mentally ill resident of the Apt. shot her through closed door
with an elephant killing hunting gun.
the bullet passed through door , her bulletproof west , her body and landed on the wall behind her. she died later on at hospital.
I am both sad and angry that how a guy who has been convicted before has a chance to have elephant killing hunting gun.
Is there such thing as too much freedom in this country?
This death should not have happened. The judge who allowed this sick guy to have a rifle (regardless of the restrictions that were imposed), should be retired, quickly. Secondly, although it is so easy to criticize after the facts, the inexperience of that young police officer played a major role in her death. You should never stand square, in front of a closed door, never ever !
Simply another example of the brilliant legal minds in charge of our judicial system: you are prohibited from owning a gun, sir, because we consider you dangerous, but of course a hunting rifle is not a problem. Too bad it wasn't the freakin judge standing in front of the door instead of an innocent policewoman just trying to do her job.
Several possible outcomes.
1. He spends a few years in an insane asylum, "gets well" then skates into the sunset, laughing all the way.
2. He becomes the next great "victim of the system" and is loved as an underground celeb....aka: Tookie Williams.
3. Killer gets shanked in a prison courtyard and bleeds to death.
4. Killer sues the gun manufacturers.
5. Victim fades away in the public's collective memory.
I saw the bullet holes on TV at LCN, the 2 holes in the door and one hole in the wall of the corridor, the angle of the shots wasn't that pronounced, less than 20 degrees. And echos from the autopsy reveal that she got shot from the front, not on the side, not in the back. She had to be standing fairly square on the right side of the door, on the knob side. Of course it's hard to be absolutety sure of anything. Where was her partner anyway ? Was he behind her ? I bet he was.
You know what they say about assumptions.
Originally Posted by covert agent
However, in this case, I'm going to assume that the people involved have more facts than you do.
I guess we'll find out after the eventual inquiry.
Veteran of Misadventures
The information missing from the article cited by Dee (and this thread) is what exactly happened in 1999 that led Pepin to be banned from having guns? Did he shoot someone else?
Last edited by EagerBeaver; 12-17-2005 at 08:33 PM.