December 31, 2008

Uniformed Security Guard Shoots and Kills Robbery Suspect

NASHVILLE, Dec. 1: From the Nashville Tennessean:

A 22-year-old uniformed security guard who was buying gasoline at a Murfreesboro Pike station on Sunday shot and killed a robbery suspect carrying an air gun.

Metro detectives are ruling the death of Jamie L. Sullivan, 37, a justifiable homicide.

Wearing a mask and carrying what appeared to be a pistol, Sullivan entered the Mapco market at 2101 Murfreesboro Pike at 1:45 a.m.

Eric Gordon, 22, was also in the market. Sullivan pointed his pistol at Gordon's head and threatened to kill him. Sullivan told Gordon to surrender his holstered gun and a struggle ensued. Gordon drew his 9-millimeter weapon and shot Sullivan once in the face. Sullivan died at the scene.

Shortly after, detectives discovered that Sullivan's gun was a BB pistol that looked like a real gun.

Metro police had charged Sullivan with 146 offenses since June 1989. His last arrest was for trespassing Nov. 20.

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20081201/NEWS03/812010363/1017/news01

Comments (8)

The Security guard would have been arrested and incarcerated for a very long period had he been in England. Our founding fathers were wise to the gun control and gave US the right to bear arms.If we uphold this right, there will be fewer Jamie Sullivans to contend with.
Hoo Rah Eric Gordon!

Posted by: Sharps | January 2, 2009 11:20 PM    Report this comment

That gaurd may have a bit of sheepdog in him!!!

We all need to take a walk down that warriors path.

God Bless Him, and God Bless America.

Posted by: Lawdawg | January 2, 2009 8:35 PM    Report this comment

That gaurd may have a bit of sheepdog in him!!!

We all need to take a walk down that warriors path.

God Bless Him, and God Bless America.

Posted by: Lawdawg | January 2, 2009 8:35 PM    Report this comment

What if that creep had a real gun...Good thing the good guy had a real gun too defend himself and others from this hood.. God Bless him. The major news pepers will not print this. (I wonder why???) oh-hum!!

Posted by: anthony p | January 2, 2009 4:08 PM    Report this comment

GIVE THE SECURITY GUARD A MEDAL ,PLUS

Posted by: piffle502@bellsouth,net | January 2, 2009 1:43 PM    Report this comment

well this security guard did what our criminal injustice program couldn't do. he rehabilitated a criminal. this animal will never commit another crime. too bad it cost him his life to get this done. is it not high time for somebody to investigate our justice system and why they keep turning these habitual criminals back out on the street? take a look at the judges. most of them probably are older than dirt and should have retired back to dirt along time ago.

Posted by: pa-cman | January 2, 2009 10:17 AM    Report this comment

It's soothing to the ears when we hear situations that end in favor of the law abiding citizen. Some other small offense criminal will step forward to keep generating cash flow for the court system. Criminals generate cash flow. I'm sure if you were to look at Sullivan's criminal record, you would learn most of the crimes were small offenses that lead up to a major offense. Everytime he comitted a minor offense, the police get credited with the arrest and he pays a fine to the courts. The justice system probably looks at number of arrests made in a certain time period to grade how well they are performing in their position. In this particular case the justice system loses a valuable performer and the courts lose revenue. On the other hand, you and I save tax dollars because he's not in the system anymore.

Posted by: JWallace | January 2, 2009 10:04 AM    Report this comment

"Metro police had charged Sullivan with 146 offenses since June 1989. His last arrest was for trespassing Nov. 20."

Oh gee your honor, he's really a good guy. Can't you give him just one more chance? !!
Our court system needs to be REPLACED!

Posted by: Cava3r4 | January 2, 2009 8:39 AM    Report this comment

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