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Telegram: The Charlton man shot and killed by local police early Friday morning had a history of violent and abusive behavior, according to court records.
Police shot and killed Neil Seifert, 40, of Putnam Road, Charlton, outside of 40 North Main St., according to Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.
Mr. Seifert, armed with a shotgun, allegedly fired two shots at local police officers before an officer returned fire, striking him.
The officers were not struck, although Mr. Early said one shot came very close to an officer. An officer, though, was struck by debris that was created when a shot hit the house, he said.
The confrontation, just after midnight, grew out of an alleged domestic assault, police said. It came about two hours after police responded to a call from the address, according to Mr. Early. A woman living in one of two apartments in the house said she was assaulted by Mr. Seifert, he said. She told authorities he also took her car.
After the assault was reported, Mr. Seifert fled, Mr. Early said during a Friday morning news conference. His account continued:
Police began looking for a Nissan Sentra about 9:50 p.m. and soon learned he went to his house in Charlton and collected a shotgun owned by his stepfather.
The stepfather attempted to stop him from taking the gun, which was locked up. They struggled, but Mr. Seifert broke into the area where it was stored and took it.
Police alerted other communities to be on the lookout for the vehicle. The alert indicated Mr. Seifert was considered armed and dangerous, according to scanner reports. They indicated that after leaving the Putnam Road address, Mr. Seifert visited the home of a former girlfriend in Charlton before heading back to Webster.
A short time later, Mr. Early said, state police spotted the car headed south on Interstate 395. Troopers signaled for the driver to stop, but he sped away, getting off at Exit 3 and heading into Webster.
Police followed the car to 40 North Main St. The suspect ran to the back of the house. Two Webster police officers and two state troopers pursued him. The two troopers went around the sides of the house and the Webster officers went to the back where Mr. Seifert was attempting to get in a back door.
Mr. Seifert threatened the officers and was told repeatedly to drop the shotgun, saying, “Drop your gun. Drop your gun. Drop your gun was repeated several times,” Mr. Early said.
When Mr. Seifert saw the officers, he fired at them twice, Mr. Early said. The first gunshot hit the house and a planter on a back porch near a gas grill. The second just missed the other Webster officer’s head and peppered two vehicles parked nearby with gunshot.
One of the officers then returned fire, striking Mr. Seifert, according to Mr. Early.
Remember when about a week and a half ago every cop hating loser in America was whining about this video of a Webster cop parking in what they believed to be was a handicapped spot at McDonalds:
Where are all those idiots now? Because on top of the fact that it turned out that the cop was parked in a perfectly legal spot, and was picking up food for prisoners while this useless piece of human garbage harassed him and humiliated him for a national audience to see, they also nearly sacrificed one of their own to protect the community this morning. But hey keep trying to catch them in “gotcha” situations. Your loser friends from Webster can make a cool rap song about it. Maybe some day you’ll even make it into Get Down Productions.
I’m assuming we’re not gonna hear from the “black lives matter” folks either, because the deceased criminal was a honky. But of course it’s not stopping nudniks from staying stupid things on the Internet:
Yea, you can’t kill anyone with only TWO rounds right? It’s not like anyone has ever been killed form a single bullet before.
Yea, they should’ve been nicer and shot him in the pinky. Because the guy wasn’t a totally deranged psychopath or anything. I’m sure he would’ve given up after being wounded.
That’s because you have two first names and you’re obviously illiterate.
Right. The cops should only kill psychopath criminals who AREN’T suicidal. That seems like sensible policy. “Excuse me sir, I know we’re in the middle of a heated gunfight, but I need to make sure you’re not suicidal before I defend myself.”
What annoys me is that we won’t hear a word about this from Coming Together Circlejerk, or the people who tape cops in “gotcha” situations, or any of these other “community” groups who seek to divide us. We also won’t hear them talk about the police officer who was critically wounded by a gunshot in Boston tonight. Because none of that fits their agenda. They want you to believe that cops are all tyrants on power trips. They’re not. They’re people that signed up to put themselves in harms way so that we can sleep well at night.
Hey hippies, here’s an idea. Don’t shoot at cops, or try to take their guns, or put them in situations where they fear for their life. Because they don’t have the foresight to figure out what people like Michael Brown’s intentions are. They’re put in a situation where they have to make a split second decision. Don’t wanna die? Do what the police tell you to do. Problem solved.
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