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CosmicPal
10-13-2004, 12:59 PM
It's sort of a football thread...it happened outside a football stadium.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6237347/?GT1=5472

Seattle police shoot California lottery winner
Man who shared $87 million jackpot slain amid brawl at stadium

The Associated Press
Updated: 9:38 a.m. ET Oct. 13, 2004


SEATTLE - A man shot to death by police outside a football stadium has been identified by his family as one of the winners of an $87 million lottery jackpot.

Rick Camat, 32, was shot early Sunday as dozens of people fled to avoid a fight outside a bar before a St. Louis Rams-Seattle Seahawks game.

Police alleged that Camat was carrying a handgun and fired at a car that was leaving the area. Authorities said he crouched behind another vehicle and pointed a handgun at officers.

Relatives insisted Camat only fired into the air to break up the fight and said officers never issued a warning before shooting him.

“He shot once in the air to scare people away. He didn’t aim it at anyone,” said Camat’s brother, Brian, who was with him at the time.

Officer Debra Brown said the family’s account “differs vastly from the statements of dozens of witnesses who were at the scene that evening.”

The officer who fired at Camat remains on paid administrative leave. An internal police review and a court inquest are planned.

Camat was one of 13 Starbucks employees in Los Angeles who shared an $87 million California lottery jackpot in 2000.

He recently bought a house in Federal Way, a suburb between Seattle and Tacoma, relatives said. He previously used his share of the lottery winnings to buy a house for his mother and cars for his siblings.

ENDelt260
10-13-2004, 01:09 PM
officers never issued a warning before shooting him.

If you've got a gun out, and are firing it, the fact that officers are in eyesight is your warning.

Note to all unaware... firing a gun in public with cops present will get you shot. This should be common sense.

Mark M
10-13-2004, 01:17 PM
Apparently, money can't buy you common sense, either ...

MM
~~:shake:

Scaga
10-13-2004, 01:27 PM
In the words of Red Foreman ("that 70's show)

DUMBASS :shake:

Bob Dole
10-13-2004, 01:30 PM
It's sort of a football thread...it happened outside a football stadium.

[url]...Rick Camat, 32, was shot early Sunday as dozens of people fled to avoid a fight outside a bar before a St. Louis Rams-Seattle Seahawks game.
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Officer Debra Brown said the family’s account “differs vastly from the statements of dozens of witnesses who were at the scene that evening.”

Huh?

Rain Man
10-13-2004, 05:02 PM
If I won the lottery, I'd be carrying a bazooka, not a handgun, just because I could.

Dick Bull
10-13-2004, 05:17 PM
Huh?


It mentioned football, that counts don't it?