The incident started when a Bonneville County sheriff’s deputy pulled over a vehicle in Idaho Falls for a broken tail light(extortion) shortly after midnight Monday, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. While the driver remained in the car, the passenger took off running, authorities said. The same “authorities” who executed a man in his own back yard.
Idaho Falls police officers and Bonneville County sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene and began searching for the suspect, who was wearing a black shirt and khaki pants and headed in the direction of a residential neighborhood, according to a statement from Idaho Falls police.
A resident told an officer they had seen the suspect run through their yard, and the resident believed the suspect was armed with a gun. All officers were given this information, police said.
The driver who had remained in the car identified the suspect as 22-year-old Tanner J. N. Shoesmith, and police learned the he had multiple warrants for his arrest, including two failure to appear warrants with original charges of resisting/obstructing arrest. The others were related to charges of felony battery on an officer and providing false information to law enforcement, authorities said. Ok, so now we have enough info to shoot first and ask questions later. Just look at that record! It speaks for itself! Man was a mad dog killer.The Top. Men. were primed and ready to get it on.Time to get that CONUS confirmed kill.
At some point the driver received a text message from Shoesmith that shared his GPS location, which was seen by police. The GPS showed he was in a backyard in the neighborhood where the officers were searching, according to police.
“Officers and deputies surrounded the residence and backyard in order to prevent the suspect from fleeing,” the statement said. “Due to the information that the suspect may be armed, and a prior history of violence when interacting with police officers, law enforcement personnel entered the location with their service weapons drawn.”
See? How can you fault them?
Officers said they heard yelling and saw a man in a black shirt. He was armed with a gun, and officers told the man to drop the weapon, according to the statement.
So you know how this ends. And nope. It wasn’t the suspect, It was a man in his own backyard. And I seriously doubt they gave him enough time to drop the gun after yelling. They saw a black shirt and shot. Remember Christopher Dorner and how the LA cops lit up a vehicle just because it looked like the one he was supposedly driving?
The statement continued: “Ultimately, officers and deputies determined that the man that had been shot was not the suspect male but was actually the resident of that address.”
WHAAAAA WAAAAAAAAAA Oopsie!
“There are no words to express how heavy our hearts are today,” Johnson said. “This situation is devastatingly tragic for the family, for the officer, and those that love and care about them. We all feel the weight of what has occurred today. Our sincere sympathies are with the family and friends of those involved, most especially the family of the deceased.”
NO mention of being at fault there of course.
Shoesmith was eventually found hiding in a shed in a different backyard and arrested, according to police. He was charged on the outstanding warrants as well as a new misdemeanor charge for resisting arrest. Notice it doesn’t say he had a weapon on him.
Meanwhile, the police who executed a man on his own land in his own backyard for the crime of wearing a black shirt and having a gun, went home to their families.