6.18.2004

Three Officers Slain

3 police officers killed by gunfire from The Birmingham News.

Who: Carlos "Curly" Owen, 58; Charles Bennett, 33; and Harley Chisholm III, 40. All members of The Birmingham Police Dept., West Precinct
What: Killed by a suspect while serving a misdemeanor assault warrant
When: Thursday, June 18, 2004 1:18 pm
Where: Apartment in Tuxedo neighborhood of Ensley, AL
How: Belived to have been shot, multiple times, by SKS
Why: ?

Add1: Kerry Marquise Spencer, 24, and Nathaniel Woods, 27, were booked into the Birmingham City Jail at 10:30 p.m. on suspicion of capital murder.
Add2: Arrests were made at 1736 18th St. in Ensley
Add3:Police recovered the assault rifle in the bushes outside the apartment where the officers died. It was unclear whether more than one gun was used in the shootings and whether any police officers were able to return fire.

I think we can all agree that this was extremely tragic. Some people, the killers in this case, are just so (evil?) that they don't seem human.

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