Hero Cop Shoots Toddler Dead with Great Precision in Hostage Situation

Clesslyn Crawford

It’s the traditional culture of cops to shoot your dog whenever you call 911.

Now, they’re upping the ante.

New York Post:

A 2-year-old girl was shot dead by a Missouri cop during a tense hostage situation at a Kansas camping trailer, Kansas authorities revealed Monday.

The tragedy unfolded on March 26 when Clesslynn Crawford and her mother were being held at gunpoint by her father, Eli Crawford, according to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

Cops responded to the home in Cherokee County around 7:15 p.m. after a woman called 911 and requested help for a “domestic disturbance,” the KBI said.

When officers arrived, Eli Crawford, 37, opened the door to his trailer before slamming it shut when he saw police, authorities said.

The hostage situation escalated when Clesslynn reopened the door and the girl’s mother, Taylor Shutte, 27, bolted out of the trailer.

Crawford gunned down the mother and fired off more than 90 rounds at four police officers, who didn’t return gunfire, officials said.

Multiple agencies then flooded the scene, including the Joplin police SWAT team.

The toddler was killed by a single shot fired into the trailer by a Joplin police officer, according to state officials.

Crawford died of a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said.

Nah, I mean.

Maybe you can’t blame the cops for this one.

You can blame the mother, and probably drugs. Many cops are irresponsible and like killing people, but if they’re being opened fire on, they do have to shoot back.

What I will say is that it was SWAT that showed up and started shooting, whereas the regular officers were hanging back. Generally, when someone has a hostage, you negotiate.

But whatever. This country is such a mess, people are getting killed left and right.