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Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:50 PM

Texas trooper who fired from helicopter was trying to disable truck during chase, kills 2

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LA JOYA, Texas - A Texas state trooper who fired on a pickup truck from a helicopter and killed two illegal immigrants during a chase through the desert was trying to disable the vehicle and suspected it was being used to smuggle drugs, authorities said Friday.

The disclosure came a day after the incident that left two Guatemalan nationals dead on an isolated gravel road near the town of La Joya, just north of the Mexico border.

State game wardens were the first to encounter the truck Thursday. After the driver refused to stop, they radioed for help and state police responded, according to Parks and Wildlife Department spokesman Mike Cox.

When the helicopter with a sharpshooter arrived, officers concluded that the truck appeared to be carrying a "typical covered drug load" on its bed and was travelling at reckless speeds, police said.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/world/Diplomats+investigate+arrest+Guatemalans+after+deadly+chase+through/7453096/story.html#ixzz2AWyJ8pgO

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Reply Texas trooper who fired from helicopter was trying to disable truck during chase, kills 2 (Original post)
SecularMotion Oct 2012 OP
Eleanors38 Oct 2012 #1
Francis Marion Oct 2012 #2
glacierbay Oct 2012 #3
valerief Oct 2012 #4
Peepsite Oct 2012 #5
ileus Oct 2012 #6
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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:52 PM

1. Uh, why is this here? Wrong forum/group? nt

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:53 PM

2. So what?

What's your point?

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 03:55 PM

3. Needs to be locked

 

has nothing to do with the mission of this Group.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:27 PM

4. One more instance of guns don't kill people--officers with guns kill people. nt

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 04:34 PM

5. Using anti-personnel weapon as anti-vehicle weapon = fail.

 

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 06:11 PM

6. Law enforcement is tough business.

don't find yourself on the wrong end...

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Sat Oct 27, 2012, 06:59 PM

7. Locking

Doesn't fit under the SoP of the Group. Try GD or LBN instead.

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Krispos42, Group Host

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