Allen Johnson: Rush to judgment in shooting reckless and premature on both sides : Greensboro

There’s more than enough tragedy to go around in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Christian Rook by a sheriff’s deputy.

A young man’s life snuffed short before he was old enough to vote or legally drink a beer.

A grieving family.

An officer who must live with the outcome of one split-second decision for the rest of his life.

The deputy in this case, Barry Glosson, a nine-year veteran of the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office, was himself treated for what were described as “stress-related” chest pains following the Feb. 2 incident.

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