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Wild Day in the Hood

 

I've said it before, I'll say it again. Always have the camera ready. Apparently two guys were spotted breaking into cars around 4 a.m. and when the police arrived they ran into a house in the 700 block of Stout. When I went out to have a cup of coffee at around 9:00 a.m. there were cops everywhere. Along with the cops were a ton of support vehicles. You know me. I grabbed the Nikon and headed out to get a better shot (so to speak) of the operation. Our street (28th) and the cross street (Stout)were blocked off for a two block perimeter. Since we didn't really know what the particulars were, I was surprised that the cops, especially SWAT let us walk from block to block to visit with the neighbors and get better views of what was happening. Especially when they launched tear gas into the house. All we heard was a loud POP. Could have been gunfire for all we knew. The two guys surrendered about two minutes later around 10:20. The photos are pretty grainy, but I didn't really have time to adjust the settings too much. I e-mailed them to 9 news thinking they may use them tonight. As of seven o'clock there was just a stock video of a police car parked at some anonymous intersection. The story had to compete with a two fatality pedestrian/car accident, a road rage shooting fatality, a wildfire, and some other stories that took precedent over a measly standoff involving SWAT. The news desk person I talked to had no idea that there was even a situation as of 10 a.m.

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