Toddler Shot By Police

Authorities in Jacksonville say it happened Friday after a suspected bank robber commandeered a car the boy was riding in.

Officers from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office fired at the vehicle, killing the suspect.

The 2-year-old boy was shot in the arm and upper torso and the boy's mother was shot in the foot. A 7-year-old girl in the car was unhurt.

The incident is under investigation.


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  • by Ashley Location: Winterville on Apr 1, 2010 at 07:41 AM
    I hope that this family, at the end of this,owns part of jacksonvilles police department. It seems ignorant and inhumane to open fire at a vehicle that holds innocent people. If this was my family and my two year old child somebody would pay for this. There could have been other ways to deal with this situation. My prayers and love go out to this family during this terrible tragedy.
  • by EZ Location: New Bern on Mar 30, 2010 at 04:34 PM
    @GG I'd love it if my safety was my responsibility, oh wait, it is. If you depend on police to come to your rescue then sorry. @gl Yeah the guy's a bank robber, but where are we at as a society if money from a bank takes priority over the lives of 3 innocent civilians?
  • by gl Location: nc on Mar 30, 2010 at 11:52 AM
    Dont lose sight of the fact this guy was a bank robber should someone be blamed for the incident it is him his actions provoked this entire incident.
  • by GG Location: GV on Mar 30, 2010 at 10:32 AM
    All you hypocrites who are so critical of cops, how would you like it if they all quit and left you to your own means of safety. It's not clear from the story that the cops knew there were other people in the car, the story said the car was commandeered; if it is determined that they did, they should be punished, but I wouldn't think it's policy for cops to shoot at a vehicle that they know has children in it.
  • by unknown Location: plymouth on Mar 30, 2010 at 10:30 AM
    nowadays cops are a too trigger happy and loving their jobs a little too much!!!
  • by B Location: nc on Mar 30, 2010 at 06:53 AM
    Be very afraid of any cop.
  • by Happy Location: Washington on Mar 30, 2010 at 05:37 AM
    I think that the carjacker should be held responsible for the shooting of the child and the mother. When it gets down to it, it is his fault that they were shot.
  • by Mary Location: Barbourville, KY on Mar 29, 2010 at 08:18 PM
    Could we get an update on the toddler, please?
  • by Pirateman Location: Greenville on Mar 29, 2010 at 04:47 PM
    This is what a couple of expungements, a GED and 6 months BLET gets you. People like this with a badge and a gun.
  • by Constance Location: New Bern on Mar 29, 2010 at 04:21 PM
    Cops will shoot you, Larry told us that. He must be right..... God help us
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