In a tragic story out of Los Angeles, LA County Sherriffs killed a hostage that they mistook for a knife wielding maniac.
A 911 caller told dispatchers a man with a 10-inch butcher knife was threatening people. So when Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies saw a wounded, bloody man rush out of a West Hollywood apartment with someone following him, they opened fire.
Of course, the second innocent hostage, 30 year old John Winkler, fleeing for his life didn’t have a knife on him because well…he was an innocent hostage FLEEING FOR HIS LIFE. Unfortunately that means that he fled right into a hail of bullets by some trigger happy cops. But apparently the cops feel bad about it so somehow that makes it ok. In a statement released by the LA County Sherriff’s Dept, the entire department mourned Winkler’s death.
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