We’ve got the Leader’s admittedly rewritten version from later in the night (sanitized for Burbank consumption?) And then we have Craig Sherwood’s from MyBurbank — who apparently had people there with cameras in hand.
Here’s the Leader’s stenographical version:
During the struggle, a second man armed with a handgun appeared in the doorway and threatened the officers.
Officers backed off from the first suspect, after which the armed man barricaded himself in the home for about 40 minutes.
During that time, officers approached the first suspect, who was down in the driveway, and pulled him from the home so he could be treated by paramedics, who pronounced him dead.
Here’s MyBurbank’s. Notice the difference?
After communicating with the man, the suspect gave up after about 40 minutes with no shots fired, exiting the home and complying with officers orders as they took him into custody on the parkway of the residence.
Officers rescued the subject they’d subdued during the barricade so he could be treated by paramedics. He was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased is a male is in his 60’s and his cause of death will be determined by the coroner’s office.
Craig’s timeline clearly suggests that the Taser victim sat around there for a while, even possibly up until the end of the barricade.
If so, why? And why did they use a Taser on him in the first place?
Cameras could tell us much about this event. Which is why we don’t have cameras in Burbank! Not even in-car.
Btw, what’s wrong or misleading about this Leader headline?
The first guy wasn’t armed. But making him sound so makes the unobservant reader more apt to not question the whole story. It makes him sound more guilty.