Cincinnati Man Set ‘Trap’ For Police: Suicide By Cop?

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Trepierre Hummons called 911 then waited with a gun for police to arrive, according to Cincinnati police. When they did, he shot and killed 48-year-old Officer Sonny Kim, a husband and father of three, police said.

Then he opened fire on two more officers, said Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffery Blackwell.

Not long before, he had made a Facebook post that seemed to indicate a plan to commit suicide by cop, according to CNN.

The police, while armed, didn’t know what they’d walked into. When when the 21-year-old Hummons called the emergency operator, he didn’t hint at his plan.

Earlier, he had pretended to be a concerned witness who’d seen a man acting erratically with a gun, according to 911 and dispatch tapes released by police.  Then he gave a description of himself in a shaky voice. “Very early 20s … about like 5 (foot) 6 … he’s a little thick fellow.”

The operator took down his name and number.  Hummons thanked her. The dispatcher notified a policeman in the area.

Hummons dialed 911 again to make sure police were on their way, and he repeated his location.

The dispatcher notified the policeman again. “Copy, I’m in the area,” the officer answered her before bursting into shouts: “Shots fired! Shots fired!”

Hummons wounded Kim multiple times in spite of the protective vest he wore, the police chief said. And when a probation officer arrived moments later, Hummons shot at him, too.

At some point, Hummons’ mother came out to the street.

“The suspect then returned to Police Officer Kim, who was lying wounded on the street and began to fight with him in an effort to take the officer’s firearm,” Police Chief Blackwell said.

Kim struggled as he bled, but couldn’t hang on to his weapon. A third officer, Tom Sandmann, arrived, and Hummons used Kim’s gun to fire at him. But Sandmann returned fire and wounded Hummons.

Both Hummons and Kim later died at a hospital, according to CNN.

San Francisco Man With Airsoft Gun Killed By Cop

Tim’s Take

A 32 year old man was shot multiple times in an apparent “Suicide by Cop” in the parking lot of the Mission District Police Station in San Francisco.

On Sunday, Matthew Hoffman, 32, confronted police outside the department’s Mission station, brandished a pellet gun. He was shot and killed by officers who thought it was a real handgun.

The case now appears to be one of suicide by cop.

Peanut Allergy Kills 19-Year-Old College Student

 Peanut Allergy Kills 19-Year-Old College StudentThe recent death of a 19-year-old Michigan college student stemming from a severe peanut allergy, is now serving as a frightening reminder to parents of kids with food allergies.

Chandler Swink, an Oakland University sophomore and aspiring nursing student, was taken off life support on Wednesday night after spending more than a week in a coma.

Swink had visited a friend’s apartment where peanut butter cookies had been baked and the young man either came into contact with the cookies or the residue on someone else’s hands.

When he started having a reaction, Chandler injected himself with an EpiPen and drove himself to a nearby hospital, where he was found unconscious in the parking lot after simultaneously going into anaphylactic shock and experiencing an asthma attack and cardiac arrest.

Now his family is speaking out to raise awareness about the severity of nut allergies.

His father Bill said, “You need to take your family members’ food allergies very seriously. [During holiday season] you don’t need to add almonds or pecans to the food you bring.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that four to six percent of children have food allergies, the prevalence of which increased by 18 percent between 1997 and 2007.

Chandler had had a level-six nut allergy — the most severe — since the age of two, which had led to ridicule and bullying by his peers, according to his mother Nancy. The school district made itself “peanut free” just for him, but that made other parents resentful. “They would say, ‘It can’t be that bad,’” Nancy recalled.

Despite the stigma of Chandler’s allergies, his mom said, “he never complained to us. He held that in for 18 years. When he went to college, he was the happiest kid because he was no longer labeled.”