Must be another “staged” event, as suggested by Tamron Hall of MSNBC.
The manhunt for two drug smugglers in the shooting of Pinal County sheriff’s Deputy Louis Paroll in an isolated area of south-central Arizona was called off Saturday night, but authorities said they would continue to monitor the area.
Since the shooting, 17 people found in the search area have been detained. Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Tami Villar said Border Patrol was holding 14 detainees suspected of being illegal immigrants. She said the other three matched the description of the shooters given by Puroll and were questioned Saturday by sheriff’s investigators. Authorities believe there were five shooters in all.
……A massive hunt of 100 square miles that included helicopters with night-vision equipment and more than 200 officers, including SWAT teams, from 13 agencies searched into the night Friday.
More than one helicopter came under fire during the evening as officers rescued Puroll, who had been shot with an AK-47-type weapon around 4 p.m., according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Puroll suffered a flesh wound above his kidney that tore off a chunk of skin. He was treated at Casa Grande Regional Medical Center and released Friday night.
“Here we see the tactics have changed and become more dangerous,” Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said. “This has reached a critical mass for law enforcement.”
Related article: http://www.nationalterroralert.com/updates/2010/04/30/arizona-sheriffs-deputy-shot-suspects-reportedly-shoot-at-helicopter/
Damned “racial-profiling teabaggers”. Just wait til Contessa Brewer hears about this. She’ll opine about “skin color…..as justification for really outdated bigotry….yadda yadda yadda…”
And Keith Olbemann will name Arizona The Worst Person in the World.
Leftards are entertaining if not predictable.