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Archive for Monday, December 12, 2011

Man who killed officer in Atchison was angry at system, says grandfather

December 12, 2011

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— A grandfather of a northeast Kansas man who killed an Atchison police officer says the shooter was angry at police and the criminal justice system.

Twenty-five-year-old Skyler Barbee shot and killed himself after fatally wounding Sgt. David Enzbrenner on Friday. The officer was working on a codes enforcement call across the street from one of Barbee's relatives.

The Rev. Leo Barbee Jr., of Lawrence, told The Kansas City Star that Skyler Barbee was angry because his father is serving life without parole at a Louisiana prison for armed robbery after prior convictions. The grandfather says that Skyler Barbee believed the life sentence was more appropriate for rape or murder.

Skyler Barbee had been sentenced earlier to 45 days in jail for battering a law enforcement officer in August.

Comments

roggy 2 years, 8 months ago

I was shocked to read the name of the shooter. Skyler spent much of his life in Lawrence and was in class with my son. So sad for the officer's family and hard to imagine Skyler doing such a horrific thing. He had some issues but I never thought he was violent.

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roggy 2 years, 8 months ago

I was shocked to read the name of the shooter. Skyler spent much of his life in Lawrence and was in class with my son. So sad for the officer's family and hard to imagine Skyler doing such a terrible thing. He had some issues but I never thought he was violent.

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grammaddy 2 years, 8 months ago

It's easy to call names when you haven't walked in his shoes.

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jesse499 2 years, 8 months ago

I don't care about shoes you don't kill someone doing his job for something that happened 4 states away that he had nothing to do with.

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