Running around with a gun when you’re wanted for murder, then turning toward law enforcement officers with that gun in hand is just not smart.We are sure the NAACP is rushing to St. George to hold a press conference about the shooting of a black fugitive from Connecticut, allegedly by SLED agents.
We would actually classify this assumption of Dead Right There status a “police assisted suicide”. We are pretty sure claims will be made that officers had no business and no right to approach Vamond Elmore, because, you know, racial profiling and stuff and “he din’t do nuffin.” “Why didn’t they shoot him in his pinky toe or shoot the nail off his trigger finger? He didn’t deserve to be killed!” Um, yeah, he probably did. Keep reading.
Elmore was wanted by authorities in Connecticut on charges of Murder, Criminal Possession of a Firearm, Criminal Use of a Firearm, Carrying a Pistol Without a Permit and Theft of a Firearm. He was also wanted by the U.S. Marshals for a violation of federal probation. Elmore latest release from federal prison was in December of 2013. He waited until May 15th to kill someone.
Here is Elmore’s appeal of his conviction on weapons charges that sent him to federal prison for 92 months in 2002. We found this article from 2012 where he attacked an intoxicated woman. Elmore was charged with second-degree strangulation, second-degree breach of peace and third-degree assault in that incident. It looks like that incident might have sent him back to federal prison for a while due to a violation of parole. The article goes a bit deeper into his extensive criminal history. In May of 2012 Elmore was charged with stabbing his girlfriend’s dog. Great guy, huh? His criminal history dates back to at least 1994 when he was charged with robbing a Chinese restaurant.
Yeah, we think we can safely conclude only a very few will miss him.