The police are supposedly in our neighborhoods to protect and serve, but more and more, it’s looking as if inept and poorly trained cops are a threat to our very way of life. There have been several recent examples of police injuring innocent people, most notably the NYPD fiasco where cops injured nine people near the Empire State building.
Now, an 83 year old woman who called police to report a break in is dead after being shot by police.
Relatives say the 83-year-old was wandering behind her house. WDBJ7 has learned Delma may have fired a gunshot through her back door.
She then left her house and tried to walk through her backyard to the home of her sister who, lives two doors away.
Delma got all the way to her sister’s back porch and that’s when family members say she was shot by a police officer.
“I heard something this morning on the news that something happened in Altavista,” Carl Barbour, the victim’s grandson said. “But I never thought it would be my grandmother. I mean, I thought it would be something to do with a drug-related problem, or something in that nature. Then I get called when I’m at work that it’s my grandmother. And I’m like ‘What?’ Because I can’t believe it.”
I’m sure it was dark, but the police couldn’t tell the difference between a would be robber and an 83 year old woman? And did the officer who shot the 83 year old woman even bother to announce himself? Or is the policy to now just shoot first and ask questions later? And why was the officer shooting at someone on the back porch of another home? There are more questions than answers, but police aren’t releasing any information.