Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Georgetown, TX: Police ID suspect, victim in officer-involved shooting

Two people are dead after an officer-involved shooting Monday night in Georgetown. It happened shortly before 10 p.m. when police responded to a domestic disturbance call on Tamara Drive near the Susana Drive intersection.
Police say inside the home, 52-year-old Anthony Ray Blackmon shot and killed his girlfriend, 38-year-old Terry Lynn Pittman, right in front of officers. Then, he turned his gun on police.

Officers fired back, fatally shooting Blackmon.

"You have no idea what's going on inside the home when you arrive," Capt. Kevin Stoffel with the Georgetown Police Department said. "You hear the loud argument going on, and then it's literally you open the door and walk in and it unfolds in front of you, and you start reacting to what you see and what you hear."

When they first entered the home, officers encountered one of Pittman’s four sons holding a knife. The son told police his mother was in trouble.
Three Georgetown police officers have been placed on administrative leave which is standard procedure after any officer-involved shooting.

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