Sunday, April 05, 2009


An ambush that resulted
in the shooting deaths
of three Pittsburgh policemen
was precipitated by an

emergency call from the
gunman's mother over a dog
urinating in the house.
Richard Poplawski and his

mother argued about his
dog's accident Saturday morning,
prompting her to threaten
to evict him and

to call police. When
his mother let the
police into the house,
her son, already armed

and wearing a bulletproof
vest, began firing. Currently
the 23-year-old
Poplawski is recovering in

a local hospital from
gunshot wounds to his
legs. Catholic hierarchy finds
flock not easily led.


source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 5, 2009
Michael Fuoco, reporting

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