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Durham, NC: Cop Shoots Self With His Own Gun In Stop, Then Charges Man With Assault

gunFrom Boots Riley of The Coup via Facebook

My 21 year-old cousin, Carlos Riley, Jr, was stopped by a cop in Durham, NC
mid morning on December 18th.

During the stop, the cop shouted expletives, physically attacked Carlos,
verbally threatened to kill him and attempted to draw his weapon to shoot
at my cousin.

While attempting to draw his weapon, the cop shot himself in the leg. This
is actually a common occurrence for police while drawing their weapons.

Fearing for his life, Carlos fled the scene in his car. According to the
police, at this point he also took the cop’s weapon and badge away from him
(If this happened, it was a smart move to make sure the cop didn’t shoot
him in the back). (more…)