LA Deputies Accidentally Shoot, Kill Hostage
Victim worked on Comedy Central's 'Tosh.0'
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Apr 11, 2014 11:50 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Deputies responding to a hostage situation at a Los Angeles apartment complex Monday apparently shot the wrong person. NWCN reports the victim was producer John Winkler, a production assistant for Comedy Central's Tosh.0. It's unclear whether 30-year-old Winkler was already a hostage when the situation began unfolding, or became one after rushing in to help. What is clear: Deputies mistook Winkler for the suspect when they saw him running out of the building with another victim, who'd been stabbed.

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strongjohn
Apr 13, 2014 2:16 PM CDT
Why with all the police training do they shoot to kill. they shoot him in knee cap he will not go far la police are stuck on stupid dumb asses
RotorRob
Apr 13, 2014 1:33 PM CDT
Further proof of our militarized police forces shooting first. Once a week or there abouts, we read of another police shooting of unarmed citizens. How long will we allow this? Is it already to late and we have condemned our children to live in a police state that makes the world of 1984 look, not to bad.
usorthem3
Apr 12, 2014 9:20 AM CDT
All police in the USA need to be tested for steroids as this is a growing problem in this country. Police motto= To Punish and Enslave