GUN San Francisco rookie cop kills himself trying to impress a chick

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Rookie SF police officer accidentally shoots himself to death

    John Cote, Chronicle Staff Writer


    (08-13) 10:27 PDT SAN MATEO -- An off-duty San Francisco rookie police officer died after he accidentally shot himself during a party at his San Mateo apartment over the weekend, authorities said today.

    James Gustafson, 23, of San Mateo died early Saturday. The circumstances surrounding the shooting are under investigation, San Mateo County coroner Robert Foucrault said.

    "I believe he was at a party and sometime during the party the weapon was produced and discharged," Foucrault said.

    San Mateo police responded to a report of gunshot in the 100 block of El Camino Real at 1:40 a.m. and found Gustafson wounded in his apartment.

    "The victim was at home with friends when the tragic accident occurred," police Capt. Kevin Raffaelli said in a statement. "The victim was in possession of his firearm when he accidentally discharged it, striking himself."

    It was unclear whether the gun was Gustafson's service weapon, Foucrault said.

    "It was a tragic death, to say the least," he said.

    E-mail John Cote at [email protected].

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    Playing with/showing off his loaded weapon at a party? sounds like he might be a darwin contender.
     
  2. vettefan52

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    for some reason, i just dont seem to moved by what happend.

    "hay guys, look at this thing its so bad ass... you just pull the trigger like thi.... BANG

    no ones fault but his own.
     
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    sucks, but it wouldn't have gone off if he wasn't dicking with it.
     
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    Painkiller Michael Ronaldo Cristiano

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    :coolugh: sarcasm? :o
     
  5. t1h

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    why do the cops in SF have guns? i mean its already illegal for criminals to have them, and criminals always obey the law...
     
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    sarcasm > you
     
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    Shiva Chaos i see boobies!

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    party + gun + "produced" = fail
     
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    That video will always have a special place in my heart :rofl:
     
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    Guns and alcohol should not occupy the same playing field.

    /except for me
     
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    San Francisco Chronicle
    Rookie cop who killed himself removed clip, left bullet in chamber

    Jaxon Van Derbeken,John Coté, Chronicle Staff Writers

    Wednesday, August 15, 2007

    The San Francisco rookie police officer who accidentally shot himself to death fired his weapon while displaying for a female friend how officers are taught to avoid having their guns used against them, law enforcement authorities said Tuesday.

    The incident happened at 1:40 a.m. Saturday during a gathering of as many as 15 people at the San Mateo apartment of the 23-year-old officer, James Gustafson Jr.

    According to those familiar with the incident, Gustafson was showing his Police Department-issued semiautomatic pistol after removing the clip that stores the rounds. He explained that there are ways an officer can disable a weapon in close proximity to keep it from being fired.

    It apparently was part of a demonstration of the department's "weapons retention" procedures. However, there was still a bullet in the chamber.

    Gustafson pointed the weapon at his neck and pulled the trigger, shooting himself, according to authorities.

    San Francisco Police Department policy is never to point a gun at a target that an officer does not intend to shoot, authorities said.

    San Mateo police Capt. Kevin Raffaelli, whose agency is leading the investigation of the incident, declined to comment Tuesday other than to say that police do not believe other officers were present at the time of the shooting.

    Some of those at the party apparently were drinking, authorities said. Toxicology results from Gustafson's autopsy will not be available for several weeks.

    Gustafson graduated from the San Francisco Police Academy in January and had just finished a six-month stint in the Mission District under a field training officer. He had recently been assigned to the department's Central Station.

    E-mail the writers at [email protected] and jcoté@sfchronicle.com.
     
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    :werd: i just read that in the paper like 20 minutes ago; its terribly ironic :hs:
     
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    :ugh: its only for handguns that have been added to the roster of those approved for sale as of 1/1/06.
     
  24. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    LEO's are probably exempt anyway, after all they're professionals :hsugh:
     
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    :rofl: at you giving him the :ugh:... You only learned that a few days ago because of me. :rofl:
     

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