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Attorney says police shot Raines five times

Posted: March 6, 2013 - 3:39pm

The attorney speaking for the family of John Raines IV, who was shot by police Sunday after he allegedly charged a Conway officer with a knife, said Raines is in critical care with seven bullet wounds.

Charles Schlumberger said Raines was struck with five bullets, two of which caused entry and exit wounds.

"He had a bullet that struck him in the left mandible, his jaw, and it exited under his nose. He was struck by another bullet in his right humerus, an upper arm bone. That has been fractured and will be surgically repaired," Schlumberger said.

Schlumberger said Raines' spine was also struck by a bullet.

He said the family is waiting to hear the prognosis associated with that injury.

Raines, 21, sustained multiple gunshot wounds when he was shot by police outside of Plaza Pointe Apartments Sunday afternoon when Raines reportedly lunged at a Conway police officer following an alleged altercation with a roommate and stabbing inside their ground-floor apartment.

Police said Raines continued to charge the officer despite being tazed.

Conway Police Department's public information officer said this is when officers fired on Raines.

Raines' roommate, Nathan Dodson, 28, sustained a superficial wound and refused treatment, according to police.

The Conway Police Department has said officers responded appropriately in the incident.

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ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 03/06/13 - 03:48 pm
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Well...

Welcome to Conway and don't stab people.

Zheking
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Zheking 03/06/13 - 04:02 pm
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3 years in the pen

Or do drive by's with shotguns.

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i_wonder 03/06/13 - 04:14 pm
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shot five times?
Unpublished

Rookie!

Rapper 50 cent was shot nine times!

Igor Rabinowitz
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Igor Rabinowitz 03/06/13 - 04:20 pm
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What kind of hell...

... would it be to have schizophrenia and be in a hospital bed shot full of holes?

I know, this being teh Internets we have little use for empathy, but man oh man.

Plus you got some cop(s) coming to terms with shooting (at) someone, knife attacks and all that.

The families inside that bubble.....

Wow, just wow.

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Razorbgirl 03/06/13 - 05:22 pm
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Here's an idea... dont stab

Here's an idea... dont stab your roommate and charge the cops with a knife... and you will be at home on the couch with no bullet holes in you.

ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 03/06/13 - 05:28 pm
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Hmm

Now you're just talking crazy.

crypted quill
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crypted quill 03/06/13 - 05:41 pm
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That would be a great idea

That would be a great idea 'Razorbgirl'... unless you're a person with schizophrenia and needing therapy.

But we live in a nation that kicks our mentally ill out in the street or sticks them in jail without adequate treatment 'cause there is no room in the psych ward and no one wants to pay for their treatment, so, guess what -- someone gets stabbed and the cost is astronomical.

ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 03/06/13 - 05:46 pm
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Hmm

"we live in a nation that kicks our mentally ill out in the street..."

Well, can they come live at your house?

crypted quill
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crypted quill 03/06/13 - 06:14 pm
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Sure UCBS, here's the

Sure UCBS, here's the address...801 Locust St. Conway, AR 72034.

ucantbserious, "Come on down!"

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ThePaleHorseman 03/06/13 - 06:38 pm
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Thanks A Lot!

I don't like your address quill.

I went up there and asked for the crypted quill. They tazed me twice and shot me 5 times.

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