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(Guardian)   Police sharpshooter nails suspect in mouth. Coroner rules death is suicide   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 106
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2005-01-18 02:08:42 AM  
So... this guy was shot in the mouth, the bullet lodged in his neck and he *didn't* die? How painful would that be?
 
2005-01-18 08:15:14 AM  
Time for the Hall's eucalyptus (with vapor action!).
 
MrT
2005-01-18 08:15:21 AM  
Teach him to keep his mouth shut...
 
2005-01-18 08:15:25 AM  
"How painful would that be?"

....quite painful
 
2005-01-18 08:15:26 AM  
Probably killed himself to ease the pain of stopping a bullet with his neck?
 
2005-01-18 08:15:32 AM  
Painful enough to shoot yourself in the temple, apparently.
 
2005-01-18 08:15:34 AM  
So... this guy was shot in the mouth, the bullet lodged in his neck and he *didn't* die? How painful would that be?


Sounds like he just swallowed the bullet to me.

/didnt RFTA
 
2005-01-18 08:16:30 AM  
So, any guesses on the last thing to go through his head? Besides the bullets, that is.
 
2005-01-18 08:23:01 AM  
Headline sucks, interesting article though
 
2005-01-18 08:24:08 AM  
Cause of death:

Lead Poisoning
 
2005-01-18 08:25:58 AM  
Even if it was fatal, you have to give kudos to the sharpshooter for the shot.
 
2005-01-18 08:31:30 AM  
UK Armed Response police units are very well trained. Folks who get into a shooting match with them usually lose.

That the marksman's shot didn't kill this guy leads me to suspsect the marksman was using an MP5 carbine - not as much 'blow your head off' power as with a long rifle.
 
2005-01-18 08:33:47 AM  
Excuse my ignorance, but, what the H. is a bedsit?
 
2005-01-18 08:35:29 AM  
Guns don't kill people, Rappers do.
 
2005-01-18 08:43:14 AM  
If he was such a good shot, why did he aim for the mouth?
 
2005-01-18 08:46:32 AM  
No wonder it got all messed up, he dialed 999 instead of 911. What a dolt.
 
2005-01-18 08:47:17 AM  
hung
A bed sit is a one room flat (appartment) - it's a corruption of bedroom and sitting room (lounge). Sometimes they have seperate kitchens, sometime the bedroom, sitting room and kitchen are just one room.

Rent is cheap...
 
2005-01-18 08:48:43 AM  
Comon MugzyBrown...
A shot to the mouth? That's a damn fine shot...

They were probably making bets on where he would hit Hall...Mouth probably had best odds...
 
2005-01-18 08:50:22 AM  
ignorantalmond

A good shot would be if you can get it caught between his teeth while he was talking.
 
2005-01-18 08:52:00 AM  
Swiss Colony -- Oh, is that where "Bedsitter people look back and lament, another useless day's energy spent" comes from?
 
2005-01-18 08:52:25 AM  
 
2005-01-18 08:53:27 AM  
if you can believe vince foster's death was a suicide, than i'm sure this is equally as plausible.

2 kids in mena arkansas witnessed a cia drug operation going down. their skulls were smashed in with the butt of a rifle and various other damage caused their deaths... the autopsy concluded they were smoking marijuana and slept on railroad tracks and got runover by a train.

there's a ton more, but i gotta get to work.

talk amongst yourselves
 
2005-01-18 08:58:41 AM  


Apparantly He failed the final for Ace's How to catch a bullet in your teeth class.
 
2005-01-18 09:07:21 AM  
kryhme:

if you can believe vince foster's death was a suicide, than i'm sure this is equally as plausible.

2 kids in mena arkansas witnessed a cia drug operation going down. their skulls were smashed in with the butt of a rifle and various other damage caused their deaths... the autopsy concluded they were smoking marijuana and slept on railroad tracks and got runover by a train.

there's a ton more, but i gotta get to work.

talk amongst yourselves


-Lay off the meth, man.

MightyTribble:

UK Armed Response police units are very well trained. Folks who get into a shooting match with them usually lose.

That the marksman's shot didn't kill this guy leads me to suspsect the marksman was using an MP5 carbine - not as much 'blow your head off' power as with a long rifle.


-Seems strange that someone labeled as a "marksman" would be using a rifle chambered for the 9mm for the task of picking off the perp. The MP5 might have decent accuracy, but it's not the sort of weapon used for precision work.
 
2005-01-18 09:07:42 AM  
High-velocity oral lead poising. happens all the time.
 
2005-01-18 09:12:30 AM  
"The man in the street with a gun will always be top dog," he told them. "Bring it on. This is war."

OMFG!!! ROFLMAO!!!! Can you believe he said "Bring it on!" OMG....OMG...... what... that wasn't st00pid?? Oh ya, I guess it only sounds stupid when Bush says it....

/proud member of the right-wing-conspiracy
 
2005-01-18 09:17:13 AM  
kewlbeezer

So... this guy was shot in the mouth, the bullet lodged in his neck and he *didn't* die? How painful would that be?

It always hurts to bite a bullet.
 
2005-01-18 09:18:32 AM  
MightyTribble

MP5, eh? So they just wanted to hurt him? If so, why a head shot? Naturally if it was through the window they would perhaps only be able to see the upper part of the body.

I think the officer in charge probably had his Christmas completely ruined and his wife was threatening divorce so he probably told his sharpshooter to just take any shot at all when the chance arose, and the coup de grace was added at a later stage.

There are just too many holes in this story.

"Holes," geddit? HOLES.

bugger...
 
2005-01-18 09:20:06 AM  
Kurt Cobain unavailable for comment...
 
2005-01-18 09:21:32 AM  
I would think that maybe one reason that he got shot in the mouth is because he was (most likely) still moving, being as how he hadn't shot himself in the temple yet... You can line up a shot all day, and yes, bullets travel fast, but still...
 
2005-01-18 09:27:10 AM  
HEAD SHOT!!
 
2005-01-18 09:29:49 AM  
Eleven DAY standoff? Think the UK cops are just a little TOO patient? This should have been no longer than 24 hours at most. Another thing.. if he was such a bad guy that he was shooting at cops previously, why was he not in prison? What does one do in the UK to get any serious time?
 
2005-01-18 09:31:05 AM  
Hey man,....nice shot!
 
2005-01-18 09:31:15 AM  
Did the police use a nail gun?
 
2005-01-18 09:31:20 AM  
HEAD SHOT!!

FIRST BLOOD!!!
 
2005-01-18 09:31:51 AM  
He should have ducked.

/obvious
 
2005-01-18 09:33:40 AM  
Camping with a sniper rifle is so lame. Have a little dignity and use the bolt-action rifle for god's sake.
 
2005-01-18 09:39:38 AM  
falser
Are you implying that the policeman is an awp whore?
 
2005-01-18 09:41:01 AM  
Cop busted the perp in the mouth with an MP5 at range?

Sounds like the cop downloaded sk33lz.dll and l337 hAx0r3d this guy. Hell, he prolly hit him in the mouth cause his wallhack wasn't right...either that or he really was aiming for the head but the lag caused him to shoot him in the mouf.

Another thing...11 days?!?! WTF is up with that? What the hell did the neighbors do for a week and a friggin' half while the cops were playing patty-cake with this clown? You know they evac'd the neighborhood...and they just told them to stay out for 11 days? Call BS on that...if I was a neighbor I'd have dropped the assclown myself so's I could go home.
 
2005-01-18 09:43:57 AM  
That so-called marksman was just shooting his mouth off!

/obvious
 
2005-01-18 09:44:13 AM  
Sounds like the cop downloaded sk33lz.dll and l337 hAx0r3d this guy.

And I declare craig328 the winner of this thread.

/just my opinion
 
2005-01-18 09:48:41 AM  
He had shot at the cops twice before, and they sent a civilian contractor to go pick him up? Gee, how could that be a problem????

Leave it to the Brits
 
2005-01-18 09:49:59 AM  
So, they banned guns in Great Britain, and SURPRISE!!! Only criminals and cops have them!!!
We should do that here. I mean, a police state with a bunch of armed criminals would be so cool!!!

/Oh, wait...
 
2005-01-18 09:53:28 AM  
Thirteen

And I declare craig328 the winner of this thread.

Perhaps you just missed NikolaiFarkoff's post.

Just my opinion. A shot in the dark, as it were.

bloody hell
 
2005-01-18 09:56:49 AM  
shot in the mouth

Did he spit or swallow afterwards?
 
2005-01-18 09:57:29 AM  
Speaking of 'in the mouth'... Can we have a new Fark Personals image please?

Spit it or swallow it, already

have a nice day...
 
2005-01-18 10:00:05 AM  
Gaylord Focker

Cause it really helps your case to compare Bush to a criminal...

Oh yeah, and this was some guy on the street with a gun, not some guy in an office sendings others to their deaths and telling the terrorists to do their worst.

/Context, my friend

Thirteen

I second that notion.
 
2005-01-18 10:00:45 AM  
KOOLmike

As a ratio of gun-related deaths to population, who has the worst problem the UK or the US?

I think you are the ones closer to a police state than us, *cough* free-speech zones *cough*.
 
2005-01-18 10:02:00 AM  
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2005-01-18 10:02:41 AM  
Shot thru the mouth, and you're to blame,
Limey you give sharpshooters a bad name KA-BOOM !
 
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