Miami Fugitive Shot and Killed by Police

Alberto Morales, the violent, schizophrenic inmate who escaped from custody in Grapevine, TX while being transported from Florida to Nevada has been shot and killed by police.

Morales... was spotted in a wooded area where he brandished wooden sticks in an effort to elude police. Before he could attack, he was killed by members of the fugitive task force, said Grapevine police Sgt. Robert Eberling.

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    I wouldn't call that a "shootout" (none / 0) (#1)
    by desertswine on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 01:24:26 PM EST
    The cops had guns and Morales had a stick.

    you are right (none / 0) (#2)
    by Jeralyn on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 02:54:07 PM EST
    I'll think of a better title and change it.

    Pointed stick? (none / 0) (#3)
    by MileHi Hawkeye on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 07:43:02 PM EST
    Why am I reminded of this?

    Something doesn't make sense (none / 0) (#4)
    by NYShooter on Sat Feb 16, 2013 at 07:56:01 PM EST
    If Morales was, in fact, a diagnosed schizophrenic, why was he in the prison system and not in a secure mental facility?

    Also, schizophrenics, by definition, suffer hallucinations and delusions. In other words, he was sick. With the tremendous arsenal of tools available to law enforcement is lethal force the only option they could have used?

    Darwinian (none / 0) (#5)
    by P3P3P3P3 on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 06:20:05 AM EST