Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Cop defends home against teenaged daughter - Part 10 in my "Shoot First, Questions Never" series!

You'll love this: An off-duty New Haven police officer shot and critically wounded his 18-year-old daughter, apparently mistaking her for an intruder after she sneaked out of their Stratford home and re-entered through the basement.

Eric Scott, 41, on the New Haven force for nine years, has not been charged in the Tuesday shooting. "Mr. Scott was under the impression his daughter had gone to bed for the night," Stratford Capt. Thomas Rodia said. "He did not expect his daughter to be outside or down in the basement."

Investigators said Tasha Scott left her home late Monday to meet a boyfriend. She triggered a backyard motion sensor light as she tried to enter through a basement door. Awakened by the light, Eric Scott spotted someone moving in the basement bathroom, police said. He fired his department-issued pistol once, hitting the teen in the knee. The bullet traveled up her leg and lodged in her thigh area, police said.

The teenager underwent surgery and was listed in critical but stable condition Wednesday morning. Scott has been on leave since being struck by a truck while on duty in November.

Source: Fox News


Anonymous said...

Lt.Col! Are you aware of what the 6th of June is?!

Lieutenant General Creedon said...

Yes indeed. I am all knowing. The 6th of June is... yesterday!!! :)


*Once composure is regained*

Heh. In all seriousness. Other than D-Day and the Day of the first internet transfer, I don't know.

Anonymous said...

Well either of those would have been worth mentioning, yes?
D-Day as I'm fairly sure the US were involved on D-Day, and the day of the 1st internet transfer speaks for itself.
Also, the Battle of Midway ended today, June 7th.