California lottery winner shot to death by police

“Rick Camat, 32, was shot early Sunday as dozens of people fled to avoid a fight outside a bar before a St. Louis Rams-Seattle Seahawks game.

Police alleged that Camat was carrying a handgun and fired at a car that was leaving the area. Authorities said he crouched behind another vehicle and pointed a handgun at officers.

Relatives insisted Camat only fired into the air to break up the fight and said officers never issued a warning before shooting him.

“He shot once in the air to scare people away. He didn’t aim it at anyone,” said Camat’s brother, Brian, who was with him at the time.”

This is tragic, but I have to say that something seems strange to me. First, why is this guy walking around with a gun. And second, what the hell is he doing firing in the air to scare people. It just doesn’t make sense.

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  1. mquest October 13, 2004 at 3:25 pm

    His family says one thing and most other people say another. A few points to remember. Do not take a gun to a bar. Do not fire your gun near a bar. Never fire a gun near police. And, Never point a gun at police.

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