Hands Kill.

PALESTINE, TX (KLTV) –

On Tuesday, police released video of the altercation between officers and a man outside a restaurant in Palestine.

On Sunday, May 31, police shot and killed 47-year-old James D. Bushey. He was suspected of stealing beer from a store and hiding in a nearby restaurant. Bushey was shot by police after he pointed a weapon at an officer.

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Don’t bring a BB gun to a gunfight.

6 thoughts on “Hands Kill.”

  1. Brad, can you explain your title and your remark? “Hands kill” and the BB gun remark? Did the moron only have a BB gun for real?

    1. It is drilled into every policeman from the academy on to keep an especially close watch on the hands of any suspect. “Hands Kill” meaning, watch their hands. And from what I’ve seen, the guy did indeed only have a BB gun. Was it suicide by cop? I don’t know.

  2. Wow, that is definitely interesting. I had no audio but I am wondering how many rounds this guy soaked up?

  3. Shows how useful video cameras can be. Not much doubt the officers made the right call, even if it was only a BB gun. It happened so quickly I think I would have fired (or tried to) even if the gun had been a water pistol with the orange tip.

    I sure am curious, though, why the guy did such a stupid thing.

  4. Funny tag at the end of the story: “READ MORE: Officer-involved shooting victim’s brother: ‘He was trying to turn his life around'”

    Where’s the TAH regs? They’re gonna have a ball with that one.

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