Police: Man Shot Himself in Head. 4 Times!!!

Um. I think this case calls for a little more investigating. This may qualify as worst cops...evah.

News On 6 reports:
An autopsy reveals a strange but true case of a man dead after shooting himself four times in the head.

Police say Terrence Moses kidnapped his ex-wife last Wednesday, then got into an eight-hour standoff with Tulsa police.

The Special Operations Team rescued the woman, but then say they found Moses dead.

Police realize how unbelievable it sounds that a man could shoot himself four times in the head, but they say the crime scene evidence proves that's exactly what happened.

Police say Terrance Moses got into an argument with his ex-wife last Wednesday, and she later told her family he was holding her at gunpoint.

Officers found them at 2 a.m. on Thursday in his condo at the Brandy Chase Condominiums near 67th and Peoria.

After hours of negotiations, SOT members made entry. They heard a woman screaming and gunshots, then saw her coming down the stairs and rescued her.

01/26/2012 Related Story: Tulsa Police: Standoff Over, Suspect Found Dead Inside Condo

The police department says no officers returned fire because they couldn't see who was shooting a floor above them.

"I can't think of anything worse than when a suspect is above them in an enclosed area," said Tulsa Police Sergeant Dave Walker.

Police sent in a robot around 10:30 a.m. and cameras showed Moses was dead. He had one shot to the chest and four to the head.

Police say the ex-wife might've been trying to wrestle the gun away from Moses when he accidentally shot himself in the chest. As for the next four shots, they say he did those on his own.
Somehow after the third shot his aim got better? Seriously?

I hope these are the same cops investigating me when I get rid of my co-blogger Patrick using the ol' 'he jumped into my conveniently placed meat grinder' excuse.


  1. "Jumped into a meat grinder, I see. Happens all the time. I wouldn't get too worked up about it."

    --the (hypothetical) investigating officer

  2. Mary, gosh, the hatred towards democrats (most catholics, voting wise). Bet you are a birther too. Climate denier. Flat earther. YEC? The list grows.

    "held his wife at gunpoint". I think that how he died as less important than that he won't hold anyone else hostage.

    When a person pulls a gun on a cop, the number of bullet holes in him is unimportant.

  3. "snark": perhaps the 4 shots were required because the target was so small.

  4. Didn't take you for a cop hater, Matt. At all. Newsflash - measuring trajectory + entry/exit wounds will give you a pretty good idea. That and the fact that the rounds that came from his handgun were accounted for. Please don't forget that certain drugs (Sherm for example) will keep you going because you don't feel any pain. My guess is that he only stopped when the lights went out in his head. I wasn't at the scene but I take a wee bit of a stinky attitude at your flip tone here. We do go into situations that could cost our lives every day. This looked like one of them.

  5. How many shots does it takes for "the light to go off in the head"? Pretty much one should neurologically incapacitate depending on where it is, allowing for a very shallow entrance/ exit. Pain has little to do with it. These stories are the reason cops are no longer respected by many. And, puhleeze, spare the "accounted rounds" alibi. Having extra guns and drugs to plant n people is common

  6. Anonymous at 8:33: According to the story the guy was dead when the cops sent a robot in. So when did the guy "point a gun at a cop"?? The rest of your comments attempting to smear Mary make no sense, either. I have never seen Mary post that she does not believe there is a climate. As for the rest of the nonsense, if you disagree with it, argue against it. The days of simply accepting arrogant assertions is over. At least until the militarized police in this country round us all up and stick us in the camps. There are already more people in jail in this country than there were in the gulag in the USSR.

  7. The man in question put the gun under the edge of his chin. Basically, he blew his chin off, and rather than try another trajectory, he chose to place the gun under his chin again, and again. He had blown his face off before he moved the gun and finished the job.

    Jen in OK


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