Sunday, June 21, 2015

So sad! Cincinnati man calls 911 on self, kills responding officer

A man, Trepierre Hummons called 911 then waited with a gun for police to arrive, Cincinnati police said.
When they did, he and shot and killed 48-year-old Officer Sonny Kim, a husband and father of three, police said.
Then he opened fire on two more officers, said Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffery Blackwell.         
The police, while armed, didn't know what they'd walked into. That's because when when the 21-year-old Hummons called the emergency operator, he didn't hint at his plan.
Instead he pretended to be a concerned witness who'd seen a man acting erratically with a gun, according to 911 and dispatch tapes released by police.
His last message on social media to his friends was a message telling them about his plans of commiting suicide by cops.. "I love every last one of y'all to whoever has been in my life .... . "You're the real mvp," he posted on Facebook, using an acronym for Most Valuable Player.
Hummons wounded Kim multiple times in spite of the protective vest he wore, the police chief said. And when a probation officer arrived moments later, Hummons shot at him, too.
"The suspect then returned to Police Officer Kim, who was lying wounded on the street and began to fight with him in an effort to take the officer's firearm," Blackwell said.
Kim struggled as he bled, but couldn't hang on to his weapon. When a third officer, Tom Sandmann, arrived, Hummons used Kim's gun to fire at him. But Sandmann returned fire and wounded Hummons.
Both Hummons and Kim later died at a hospital.