Police Kill 19-year-old After Father Tries to Prevent Him from Buying Cigarettes


Police audio shows dispatchers repeatedly asked cops to back off

Adan Salazar
November 7, 2013

An Ames, Iowa, dad is deeply regretful he didn’t let his son buy the cigarettes he wanted.

After denied a pack of smokes, 19-year-old Tyler Comstock took off in his father’s truck without permission.

In an attempt to teach his son a lesson, Tyler’s father James called the police and reported his vehicle stolen. That lesson ended up being the last one he would ever teach his son.

After receiving word of the stolen vehicle, the Ames police department pursued Tyler onto the Iowa State University campus and did the unimaginable — they shot him dead.

“He took off with my truck. I call the police, and they kill him,” Tyler’s father James told The Des Moines Register. “It was over a damn pack of cigarettes. I wouldn’t buy him none. And I lose my son for that.”

Tyler Comstock / image via Daily Mail.

Police said it should have been a simple traffic stop, but Tyler refused to cooperate. According to Cmdr. Geoff Huff, he pulled away from officers ramming a police vehicle before speeding away.

Students at the campus said they heard sirens and then saw a white truck being followed by police.

Witnesses say they saw Tyler slam the truck into signs and trees trying to escape before he was cordoned off by police cars.

Police audio shows police were told repeatedly to back off. / Image via Iowa State Daily

“Finally the truck stopped after getting hit a couple times and one of the cops got out and started firing shots, I don’t know where. But about 3 to 5 shots and that’s when everything kind of stopped,” one student recalled.

Police say they were forced to shoot as he was disobeying orders to turn the truck off, instead revving the engine in defiance, but Tyler’s family argues there could have been more done to prevent the use of deadly force.

“So he didn’t shut the damn truck off, so let’s fire six rounds at him? We’re confused, and we don’t understand,” Tyler’s step-grandfather Gary Shepley stated.

Tyler’s cousin Blake was also at a loss. “I mean, he wasn’t armed. He didn’t have a weapon or anything.”

“I just heard the audio of the dispatch. They told (police) to back off,” Tyler’s mother Shari Comstock told the Register. “Why? Why did they kill him?”

Police have launched an investigation into the shooting, according to the Daily Mail.

This article was posted: Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm


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  • Twinpinesmall

    The terrorists hate us because we are free!

  • Joe

    Human life seems to be getting less valuable by the minute, at least if you’re a US police officer.

    It’s almost as if the cops are afraid of getting into trouble for NOT shooting somebody first and figuring stuff out later.

  • KaK

    If your stupid enough to call/trust the cops in the first place you deserve whatever may come…Never Ever get them involved in anything..EVER!

    • babette

      Kak : That’s very good advice.

  • skuts

    Don’t ever call the police for anything. How hard is that to understand?

  • here’s another investigation of mass murder by state sponsored terrorists….still ongoing.


    rational thought would conclude….


    a more pure language is needed

  • h5mind

    It’s natural to presume the duty of police is to safeguard your person or property. Unfortunately, several recent court decisions specifically say this is NOT their responsibility. Rather, today’s police are tasked with the enforcement of local and state statutes, laws, and policies- hence, ‘policy’ or “police” officer. Gone are the days of the friendly local peace officer, whose allegiance was to the citizenry. “Policy” officers work for the department, not you. The shift toward a militarized police force, largely indistinguishable from the military in appearance, weaponry, or tactics, parallels the rise in a single-minded “comply or die” mentality. It’s also reflected in the myriad new ‘laws’ entering the books each day to criminalize entirely harmless human behavior, speech, and even thought or intention (i.e., presumption of guilt). All of the above explains why we’re seeing so much more callousness and brutality in police/public interaction, as well as our world-leading status in both per capita and outright numbers of citizens behind bars. As long as we quietly endure these abuses, or wrongly assume they are due to “a few bad apples”, they will continue.

  • flek

    That has to be the one of the biggest flat-headed moves ever.
    This idiot brought this on his son and himself…over cigarettes.

    Well, america this is what you get for allowing the militarization of the police force, the israelification of the police force and by never having the police held accountable for anything. Enjoy this monster you’ve created. This will continue until americans forcefully exert their rights. Until then, the abuse and killing will continue…welcome to gulag-americana.


  • Felidae

    I blame the father for this. Reporting his car stolen to teach his son a lesson? Has this man been living under a rock for the last few years? The pigs routinely shoot and/or beat people to death for absolutely nothing, so naturally they were more than happy to gun down what they thought was a car thief. Don’t call them for anything, ever!