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Man Dies After Being Shot By Police On Long Island

WEST BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a man has died after being shot by officers he’d threatened with a shotgun following a confrontation with firefighters at his Long Island home.

Suffolk County police say Thomas J. Scimone died Thursday at a hospital. He had been in critical condition after the incident Saturday.

Police say he pointed a shotgun and threatened to shoot firefighters who responded to an alarm at his West Babylon home. They left.

Police say the 48-year-old Scimone ran into the neighborhood and brandished the gun at officers who found him on a nearby corner. He was shot multiple times.

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  • Booger

    There is going to be a memorial service for the criminal, carried out at the dumpster behind the neighborhood deli.


    Cops have training & wear bullet proof vests for protection against criminals
    What normal person walks around with a gun & then points it at a cop?
    Do you go to highschool in a black neighbourhood?

  • Markie

    Howie, what an idiot you must be to hold such views. Why do cops have bullet-proof vests? Why are they trained? Not everyone who points a gun at a cop’s a criminal, some of them have legitimate reasons to.

    • Pi$$ed Off Long Islander

      As a matter of fact, I would like to see what happens if YOU point a gun at a law enforcer. You would be breathing through your chest in no time…

      Happy holidays….

    • Pi$$ed Off Long Islander

      Markie, you should have your head examined.


    • Booger

      Markie thinks he’s capable of identifying idiots because he is one. He needs to be given a good horse-whipping………by the boys in blue, and I mean a good one.

  • John

    HOWIE, I couldnt agree more with you!
    This gun crazy person gets what he deserves AND thankfully no officers are injured/ dead AND the only tax payer money spent is to put him in the morgue.
    I see nothing wrong with what happened.


    Thank goodness this criminal died and saved the court system a tremendous amount of time & money.
    Anybody who threatens a cop with a gun should be shot immediatly, no questions asked; EVEN BLACK PEOPLE.

    • Booger

      How dare you mention Black people! Don’t you know they have a get-out-of-jail-free card? They can’t be held responsible for their actions. Don’t you know they suffered because of slavery and have the need for us to accept any of their destructive behavior in the name of reparations and justice.

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