"gunfight" and "exchange of gunfire"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 22 22:38:44 UTC 2013

All I can find new is speculation that his neck wound came from a botched
suicide attempt in the boat. (Not everybody is Annie Oakley).  The _Mail_
Online also has a drawing of him shooting at cops from the poop deck or
whatever. All the evidence one should need nowadays,  no doubt.

So far, still nothing definitive. The Police Commissioner of Waterbury told
CNN this morning that he "believed" that "a gun" had been discovered "near"
the boat but wasn't certain.

So not even the Commish knows.

SPECIAL NEWS BALONUS: It was said repeatedly  that on Thursday night the
evil duo had "robbed a convenience store" or, in some versions,
specifically a "7-11."

Turns out they hadn't.


On Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 4:38 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:

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> Subject:      Re: "gunfight" and "exchange of gunfire"
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> At 4/21/2013 09:37 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
> >Well, it's clear that the initial exchange with the pair involved a
> >gunfight. From the Globe today:
> >
> >>"I saw him standing there shooting at police," Aske said. "When he
> >>fired, there was a little flash of light. I could hear the gun firing.
> >>It was terrifying."
> >
> >Not sure about the second. Reporters generally can only tell a major
> >change in sound of gunfire, not so much if there are multiple
> >/different/ guns. For that matter, I'm not even sure anyone actually
> >fired a live shot near the boat.
> I heard a statement today that a more-than-casual (I don't remember
> what it was called) rifle was found near the boat, making it at least
> possible that white hat fired at encirclers.
> Joel
> >Both NBC and local ABC network reporters pointed out that the /sound/ of
> >gunfire had changed at some point when Jokhar was found. But it's not
> >clear from what to what. Details are coming out slowly. We might know by
> >end of next week.
> >
> >Latest, so far: http://goo.gl/5G1xQ
> >
> >VS-)
> >
> >
> >On 4/20/2013 3:06 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> >>These appear to be exciting knee-jerk terms for "the sound of numerous
> >>gunshots ."
> >>
> >>Media reports claim that Joker was captured after a gun battle with
> police.
> >>
> >>But has anyone actually reported that in his weakened condition he did
> any
> >>shooting at all, or that he was even captured in possession of a firearm?
> >>
> >>Just asking.
> >>
> >>JL
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