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MORE GUNS.....WE NEED MORE GUNS

This one, just happened a few days ago.   Close to home.   I just found out about it when a friend called me this morning:

https://kdhlradio.com/cannon-falls-murder-suspect-called-authorities-before-shooting/

 

Bail was set at a million dollars without conditions today for a 21 year old Cannon Falls man charged with killing his father. Cole Sidney DeGroot of 7874 365th Street Cannon Falls appeared before Judge Douglas Bailey through a remote hearing according to court records.

The Criminal Complaint in the case states, "On Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 5:01 p.m. the Goodhue County Sheriff's Dispatch sent multiple officers to respond to a residence at 33811 County 24 Blvd (Warsaw Township) Goodhue County, Minnesota for a threats complaint."

The complaint alleges dispatch advised officers that DeGroot phoned 911 and told dispatch, 'To send an ambulance in five minutes, because he was going to do something stupid and shoot his dad."  Dispatch added Cole DeGroot said, 'He was not going to put up with him (dad) anymore,' and hung up.

Dispatch called him back and he told them he shot his dad.

The Criminal Complaint goes on to say a Goodhue County Deputy called the son and said he sounded agitated and told him, "It's too late."  When asked what was going on Cole DeGroot told him he shot his dad.  The Deputy asked where he was and he replied, "I'm done, I'm leaving."  He then hung up.

Law enforcement took DeGroot into custody with no resistance and the complaint states he voluntarily made several statements about what had happened.  DeGroot allegedly said his dad was in the skid loader and that he was dead.  "Cole DeGroot also stated he shot Terry DeGroot in the rib area, left side."

Another deputy went to the skid loader about 5:12 p.m. and observed a shattered window on the left side of the machine while approaching from the back.  When he got to the front the deputy saw a male slumped over in the driver's seat with a large amount of blood pooling on the floor of the skid loader.

The man was identified as Terry John DeGroot, 55. of Cannon Falls.

Later in the evening investigators interviewed Cole DeGroot at the Goodhue County Law Enforcement Center.  He told them he went to the address between 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to assist his father with a job there.  They were cleaning out a washed in creek bed for the property owner.  Cole said he got stuck and Terry DeGroot began yelling at him for getting the skid loader stuck which angered him.

Cole allegedly told authorities his Dad constantly yells at him and he had enough.  He left on his bicycle and went to Terry DeGroot's residence about 3 miles away.  He went to the basement of the residence and got a .45 handgun which was laying out.  Cole stated the handgun was his dad's and he had shot it before.

While there Cole called his mom Diane DeGroot and told him he had enough of his dad yelling at him and he was going to shoot him.  He then placed the gun in his backpack and returned to the property where he and his dad had been working.

When he arrived at the driveway of the residence he told authorities he called 911 and told them he was going to do something  to his dad.

Cole went to where his dad's truck and trailer were located.  Terry DeGroot was cleaning the creek bed and drove over to where Cole was standing.

Cole told authorities his father was approximately 10 yards away, he raised the gun with his left hand and pointed the gun at Terry DeGroot while he was seated in the skid loader that was no longer running.  He said he only wanted to scare his dad, but the handgun has a hair trigger and it discharged.  He told the investigators he didn't load the gun and didn't know it was loaded.  He said there was a magazine loaded into the handgun.

The complaint says, "C. DeGroot stated that after the gun went off his father said, 'I'm dead.'  C. DeGroot left the area and did not check on his father and started heading back toward his father's house."

That's when he received the call from the Goodhue County Sheriff's Deputy and he told them it was too late.  He returned to the property and was arrested.

The next scheduled court date is Wednesday, September 2, 2020.

DeGroot has been charged with four felony counts. A charge of Murder in the 2nd Degree-With Intent-Not Premeditated.  Murder in the 2nd Degree Without Intent, Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree-Culpable Negligence Creating Unreasonable Risk and Assault in the 2nd Degree-Dangerous Weapon.



I knew Terry.  Terry owned a landscape business on the North Side of Cannon Falls.  I bought a lot of his inventory when he went bankrupt some years ago.  We weren't really competitors though.....he was more into the landscape business, and I was more into the stamped and colored concrete, with some landscaping on the side type of business.

I got more of the story from my friend.....I don't care to say anything about that right now.  

Yep - we need more guns.  If Terry had had a gun in his skid steer - he could've killed his son......yeah.....that's the state of America in Trump's Utopian world....and another friend is dead.....

Republicans can't win an election, without lying.....

Jen

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Veteran Advisor

Re: MORE GUNS.....WE NEED MORE GUNS

What - nobody calling me a liar yet?  Nobody going to give the case for "We need more guns?'

How much does this happen in America, and we don't hear about it?  We hear about the multiple shootings.  But this - this would just go down, as another day in America....

Republicans can't win an election, without lying......

Jen

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Re: MORE GUNS.....WE NEED MORE GUNS

Life is cheap.

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Re: MORE GUNS.....WE NEED MORE GUNS


@r3020 wrote:

Life is cheap.



Yes - we already knew that from last weeks murders by a 17 year old vigilante in Kenosha, didn’t we.   Oh - but he was such a “Good Boy!”   Sure.....

Republicans can’t win an election, without lying......

Jen

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Re: MORE GUNS.....WE NEED MORE GUNS

Only in Biden/Pelosi progressive winger America is defending one's own life and property considered vigilantism.

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Re: MORE GUNS.....WE NEED MORE GUNS

It wasn’t his property - and how in danger was his life, really?   There was another that had a gun, while the kid was on the ground.  Why didn’t that guy shoot your “Good Boy”?   I sure think I would have.    I’ve seen enough horror shows, where you leave the killer alive, and he comes back to kill again.   Maybe he should have had the opportunity to experience some of the same pain, that he inflicted on others.  If he wouldn’t have been touting that gun - an AR15 - you think he would’ve been worried about his life?   Everyone passing by this vigilante, knew they were potential victims of this predator - and they were right.....

Republicans can’t win an election, without lying......

Jen

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@r3020 wrote:

Only in Biden/Pelosi progressive winger America is defending one's own life and property considered vigilantism.


And self defense is murder.

Notice how these wack jobs haven't mentioned the numerous cops that have been shot or the numerous people that have been killed by looters and rioters, or the cold blooded murder on the streets of Portland the other day.  

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Re: MORE GUNS.....WE NEED MORE GUNS

David Dorn wasn't sporting an ar15. The dem supported BLM mob killed him.

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Re: MORE GUNS.....WE NEED MORE GUNS

Police should be allowed to put up signs on the lawns of those that don't support police protection, and not risk their necks defending the fruitloops. 

Would solve a lot of issues on a number of different levels.

Just like the guy that put up a sign that says "I have guns and protect my house, but my neighbor doesn't", with a sign pointing to the residence of the fruitloop.