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    WTF!!! Man holding daughter shot in apparent road rage

    BROCKTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- A man lifting his infant daughter out of his car was killed in an apparent case of road rage by a motorist "who obviously exploded" and shot him four times at close range in front of dozens of witnesses, authorities said.

    The victim's 10-month-old girl was covered with blood but uninjured when police found her in a car seat on the floor of the vehicle.

    Walter R. Bishop, 60, who was taking medication for depression, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Sandro Andrade. He pleaded innocent and was ordered held without bail; a hearing was scheduled for August 26.

    Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said Bishop had made a calculated decision to "shoot a man in cold blood in broad daylight on the streets of Brockton."

    Police Chief Paul Studenski described it as a case of road rage.

    Bishop's attorney, Kevin Reddington, said Andrade had provoked his client during a traffic altercation.

    "We have a homicide that resulted from a circumstance where somebody picked a fight with an individual who obviously exploded," Reddington said. Bishop, a former soldier and security guard, had recently begun taking two medications for depression, he said.

    Bishop told investigators he was driving his wife to the train station when Andrade's vehicle backed toward him on Main Street, Cruz said. The two exchanged heated words.

    "He said his wife was scared, and he said he was angry at that encounter," Cruz said of Bishop. "He said he made up his mind right there that he had to do something."

    After dropping his wife off, he allegedly returned to the scene of the confrontation, pointed a handgun through an open window and fired, police said.

    "Pop! Pop! Pop! Pop! Four shots. It sounded like a cap gun," Louis McPhee, the manager of a car wash across the street, told The Boston Globe. "The guy was lying there in his own blood with a hole in his head and his arm still on the baby."

    Bishop left before police arrived, but witnesses gave investigators his license plate number and police found him at his home.

    Police said Bishop has a valid handgun license.
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    WTF is up with people these days?? Is there a full moon out or something. Sometimes I am guilty of road rage, but never go overboard and shoot someone like that. I hope the child isn't scarred for life because of this, but being 10 months old, hopefully the baby won't remember it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buschman
    WTF is up with people these days?? Is there a full moon out or something. Sometimes I am guilty of road rage, but never go overboard and shoot someone like that. I hope the child isn't scarred for life because of this, but being 10 months old, hopefully the baby won't remember it.

    Based on this thread, http://www.vhlinks.com/vbforums/showthread.php?t=27475 where "Fathers" seem to be on the top - I'd say this child is scarred...


    Brockton traffic argument ends in tragedy
    Immigrant, 27, shot dead as he holds infant daughter
    By Adam Jadhav and Raja Mishra, Globe Correspondent And Globe Staff | August 3, 2005

    BROCKTON -- Angry and fearful after a traffic altercation, prosecutors say, 60-year-old Walter Bishop hunted down another driver yesterday, 27-year-old Sandro Andrade, who held his infant daughter as at least four lethal rounds were fired point-blank into his head and body.

    Blood drenched the 9-month-old child, but she was unharmed. Andrade died an hour later, ending his dream of studying electrical engineering with money saved by working double shifts at local gas stations.

    Plymouth District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz said Bishop had made a calculated decision to ''shoot a man in cold blood in broad daylight on the streets of Brockton."

    Yesterday afternoon, at a modest apartment filled with grieving relatives, Annabella Fernandes, 21, Andrade's girlfriend, held their baby Alexandra tightly, saying, ''She's just a baby, and all these gunshots."

    Hours earlier, dozens of people watched in horror on Main Street at about 7:50 a.m., as shots pierced the morning calm.

    Investigators said the bloody chain of events began minutes earlier on a quiet side street, when a young, aspiring Cape Verdean immigrant and a frail, well-liked older man got into a traffic scuffle.

    Police released no details about the altercation. Bishop told police that Andrade got out of his car during the scrape, screaming profanities and threats, according to Bishop's lawyer, Kevin J. Reddington.

    Bishop left the encounter thinking Andrade had taken down his license plate number to exact revenge later, Reddington said.

    ''I made up my mind right there I had to do something," Bishop told investigators later, according to prosecutors.

    Authorities said Bishop dropped his wife at an MBTA station, then spotted Andrade's maroon Isuzu Rodeo in front of a downtown employment office. He swerved his Chevy Blazer across traffic and rammed into the driver's side door of Andrade's car, witnesses told police.

    Louis McPhee, 47, the manager of a car wash across the street, described what he saw next: ''He's got the window down, never even gets out. Pop! Pop! Pop! Pop! Four shots. It sounded like a cap gun . . . The guy was lying there in his own blood with a hole in his head and his arm still on the baby."

    The Blazer sped off. When police arrived, a female witness held the blood-covered baby.

    Another witness had jotted down the Blazer's license plate, leading police to Bishop, who admitted his involvement, prosecutors said.

    Andrade and his daughter were rushed to Brockton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead and she was soon released.

    Bishop yesterday pleaded not guilty to murder and was held without bail. He has no prior record and had a valid handgun license, police said.

    Bishop suffers from emphysema and often uses an oxygen tank to assist his breathing.

    Bishop stood silently during his arraignment in Brockton District Court.

    ''This is an example of what can happen when people take offense at something and go too far with it," said Brockton Police Chief Paul Studenski, describing the incident as road rage.

    Neighbors said Bishop carefully tended his lawn and doted on his dog Kelly and was quick to smile and chat.

    ''He was the perfect neighbor," said Joe Denson, 37, who has lived next door to the Bishops for five years.

    Reddington described Bishop as a law-abiding former US Army soldier well-trained in firearms who worked three decades for private security firms without incident.

    Reddington said Bishop had recently developed depression and took two medications to treat it. Reddington argued in court yesterday that Bishop was provoked by Andrade.

    ''We have a homicide that resulted from a circumstance where somebody picked a fight with an individual who obviously exploded," said Reddington.

    Yesterday, Andrade's family and friends gathered in his father's small family room, clearing the furniture to make room for a dozen or so chairs filled with mourners.

    Andrade had studied electrical engineering in Portugal and immigrated to Brockton three years ago to live with his father, a US citizen.

    ''He came to work and pay for school," said the father, Artur Andrade, 75. ''He was a friendly person. He had a lot of friends. I don't know why this happened."

    Though violence has plagued the Cape Verdean community here, Andrade's pastor, Bishop Filipe C. Teixeira of St. Martin De Porres parish in Brockton, said the young man lived a clean and productive life.

    ''We never knew anything bad involving him," said Teixeira.

    Jose Lopes, 37, Andrade's cousin, echoed the sentiment: ''He's a hard-working man, working two jobs. He's working, trying to get his family together."

    Fernandes yesterday said her boyfriend never got into trouble.

    ''If he had a problem, she'd know; he would tell her," said Lopes, who translated for her. ''She's very devastated. She's very angry. She just lost the father of her baby."

    Fernandes yesterday held her baby, who was washed up and seemingly sanguine after the day's bloody events.

    ''She has no father," observed Manuel Mendes, 50, another of Andrade's cousins. ''Now, the father is the family. She will be taken care of."

    Globe correspondent Franci Richardson contributed to this report.
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    How in the hell does a guy who's being treated for depression get a fucking gun permit/license??? Mass better check out it's gun permitting processes.

    Not to say having gun laws really hepls anyway. People who want to do bad things will get their hands on guns anyway.

    It's just like my job (airport security), all we can do is keep the honest people honest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InTheBeginning
    How in the hell does a guy who's being treated for depression get a fucking gun permit/license??? Mass better check out it's gun permitting processes.

    Not to say having gun laws really hepls anyway. People who want to do bad things will get their hands on guns anyway.

    It's just like my job (airport security), all we can do is keep the honest people honest.
    From the way it reads, he's had the pistol permit years prior to his diagnosis...
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    This is simply amazing. What the hell is wrong with people?
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    Quote Originally Posted by InTheBeginning
    How in the hell does a guy who's being treated for depression get a fucking gun permit/license??? Mass better check out it's gun permitting processes.

    Not to say having gun laws really hepls anyway. People who want to do bad things will get their hands on guns anyway.

    It's just like my job (airport security), all we can do is keep the honest people honest.
    gun laws aren't the problem.

    some people are frickety-fucked, that's all.

    a good friend of mine, a crime scene investigator, once investigated a triple homicide done by a guy living in a trailer who killed his three kids with a claw hammer then stuffed them into a steamer trunk and threw it in the wabash river.

    the claw hammer wasn't the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeriousDooDoo
    gun laws aren't the problem.

    some people are frickety-fucked, that's all.

    a good friend of mine, a crime scene investigator, once investigated a triple homicide done by a guy living in a trailer who killed his three kids with a claw hammer then stuffed them into a steamer trunk and threw it in the wabash river.

    the claw hammer wasn't the problem.
    Precisely. Recently here there was a mother who killed her two kids by bashing their skulls in with a 10 lb weight. 9yrs old and 2 yrs old. The scene was indescribable. I personally know the Sergeant first on the scene and he's had to have help due to this. Time to ban freeweights from household use. BTW - she was off her medication and had threatened her husband that she was going to do this.
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    Yeah, he was frightened. That's wht he left the altercation, dropped his wife off, and then drove back looking for the guy. Already this guy's lawyer is trying to paint him as the victim. Unbelievable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod
    60-year-old Walter Bishop hunted down another driver yesterday, 27-year-old Sandro Andrade, who held his infant daughter as at least four lethal rounds were fired point-blank into his head and body.

    Blood drenched the 9-month-old child, but she was unharmed. Andrade died an hour later, ending his dream of studying electrical engineering with money saved by working double shifts at local gas stations.
    That has to be the saddest thing i've read in a long time

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    Do they even put people in prison in that state?

    What I want to know is, if this guy had started to take meds for depression why didn't his wife think about getting rid of the fucking gun? This make three incidents where some guy on medication was surrounded by a family that was asleep at the switch. That guy who tried to use his 18 month old daughter as a shield in LA was off his meds, and the guy who shot Dime-Bag. Hell, that guy's mom bought him the gun to cheer him up.
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