You guys should check out the picture of the guy. Personally, I think it's pretty obvious he shot the cop (what, did the cop shoot himself?). Being that he's a cop killer, while they were being lenient and not fully arresting him like they could/should have done, I have no problem looking at the picture of his face if indeed it's the cops that did that to him. Good. Fuck him. Don't kill cops, stupid.
Originally Posted by CNN
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (AP) -- A man charged with killing a detective with the officer's own gun during questioning at police headquarters was ordered held without bail Monday.
Esteban Carpio, 26, did not enter a plea in Providence District Court to a murder charge in the death of Detective James Allen.
His face appeared bruised and bloody, and was obscured by a white mask that covered the area from his chin to his eyes. Police have said he injured his leg, arm and head when he jumped from a third-floor window at the police building.
Carpio nodded his head in response to questions during his arraignment but did not speak, except to say, "I love you, Mom," as he was led out of the courtroom.
The murder charge carries a potential maximum sentence of life in prison without parole because it involves the killing of an on-duty police officer.
Authorities said Allen, 50, was shot Sunday in a conference room while he questioned Carpio about his possible involvement in the stabbing of an 84-year-old woman, who is expected to recover. Carpio was not under arrest at the time and had been taken out of handcuffs.
After the shooting, Carpio broke a window in an adjacent office and jumped out. He was captured a few blocks away, authorities said.
Carpio's mother and another woman wailed when he was brought into the courtroom Monday, hands and legs shackled and held by several officers. One yelled "Oh my God, look what they did to him." Officers wrestled both women out of the courtroom as they screamed about a coverup and police brutality.
Police Chief Dean Esserman would not say how Carpio managed to get Allen's weapon or discuss other details leading up to the shooting. He also would not discuss the protocols for carrying weapons inside police headquarters or for interviewing potential suspects, and would not say if there were witnesses.
Allen, a 27-year veteran of the force, was an experienced investigator and one of the department's longest-serving detectives.
"Jimmy Allen passed in the noblest way possible. He gave his life trying to make our lives safer," Mayor David Cicilline said. "He died a hero."
Michael Brady, an expert in police procedures who teaches at Salve Regina University in Newport, said every police station has so called "weapons secure" areas, where guns are banned. These generally include cell blocks and interrogation rooms, he said, but not areas such as detective conference rooms.
If Allen wanted to question Carpio, Brady said, it would not have been unusual for him to do so in a nonsecure area with his gun in his holster.
"This officer was not doing something very different than what police officers throughout the nation do every single day," he said.
Carpio had been trying to seek help for mental health problems, his family said. His grandmother, Jean Gonsalves, said he was "pacing, talking, seeing things."
Earlier this month, Carpio's mother, Yvonne Carpio, called police and had her son taken by ambulance to a hospital, Gonsalves told The Boston Globe. He was released that night, she said.
"We were trying to get him help, and it didn't seem to be there," said his brother, David Carpio.
The suspect alternately lived with his mother in the Boston area or with a girlfriend in Providence, according to published reports. The sister of Carpio's girlfriend said he has a 3-year-old child with his girlfriend and had a job, though she did not know where.
Security in government buildings has been a greater concern since March, when a man being tried for rape in Atlanta allegedly overpowered a guard and took her gun, then killed the judge presiding over his case, a court reporter, a deputy outside the courthouse and a federal customs agent.
Weeks earlier, the husband and mother of a federal judge were slain in the judge's home in Chicago.