You see how it works? When it's a black kid running away or climbing in the window, shooting him center-of-mass is the only thing to do. They're trained to do that, after all. But when it's one of their own, they suddenly have other options.Shots rang out at the Sheetz in downtown Roanoke across from the Roanoke Civic Center Monday morning. The shooter, police say, is a 32-year-old Franklin County Deputy; his target and victim, police say, is his 30-year-old ex-wife. She is now dead.
Roanoke Police say Jonathan Agee used a rifle to shoot and killed his ex-wife Jennifer Agee at the Sheetz on Williamson Road. Police believe Jennifer wasn't the only person in the car.
"I believe there was a child, but I don't know if he was in the car, out of the car. I don't know those details. That's all a part of the investigation at this point," said Chief Chris Perkins, Roanoke Police Department.
Chief Perkins says Agee then fled in his cruiser.
At exit 128 on interstate 81, a Trooper pulled Agee over. State police say Agee opened fire on Trooper Matt Brannock, and Brannock returned fire after being shot in the leg. Soon, we're told, more Troopers arrived, shooting Agee and ending the threat.
Agee has been suspended without pay and is facing numerous charges.What do you think? Do the cops have a double standard when it comes to shooting offenders? Wouldn't that say something about homeowners too, you know, all those guys who have no other choice but to kill the intruder?
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