Alonzo Heyward (4881)

7/18/2009: Distraught from a breakup and after hours of drinking and apparent indecision, Heyward walked around his neighborhood with his .44-caliber Magnum rifle around 4 a.m.. Six officers came to the scene, attempted to Tase Heyward with no effect, heard him express suicidal intentions, then began shooting when his muzzle swung more-or-less towards them. Officers fired 59 bullets and caused 43 wounds. Heyward's death is cited as an example of "contagious fire".

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