This went about as one would expect.
Ever believe that police are shooting members of your race in the streets, then break into a cops house to try to assault them? You’d think a rational person with those beliefs would expect to be promptly shot, which is exactly what happened.
And sadly, this all began with a disagreement that a BLM activist and a police officer that he knew from church had on Facebook. Leo Affairs reports:
An off-duty St. Louis County police officer fatally shot a man as he was trying to enter the officer’s home Saturday evening, police said.
Police said the off-duty officer, who was not identified, shot and killed 20-year-old Tyler Gebhard after he threw a 50-pound concrete planter through a window to enter the Lakeshire home.
According to police, Gebhard was known to the family and had recently made online threats toward it and “uninvolved members of the community.”
According to police, the officer was home Saturday evening with his wife, mother-in-law, a toddler and an infant when Gebhard rang the doorbell. The officer’s wife answered the door with the infant and recognized Gebhard, who played football for Southeast Missouri State.
She shut the door and went to a back bedroom with other family members.
Police Chief Jon Belmar said that before the officer could get to the front door, Gebhard went to the rear of the house and threw the concrete planter through a window to enter the home. Family members in the bedroom said they heard the officer tell the intruder to “get down, get down, get down,” and then heard several shots fired, Belmar said.
Gebhard, who was shot twice in the chest, was pronounced dead at a hospital.
“I don’t think the officer had a choice — I honestly don’t,” Belmar said. He called it “a very difficult position to be in.”
I know it’s a stretch to assume that any member of Black Lives Matter would behave rationally – but seriously – what did he think was going to happen?