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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-10 11:58 PM
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8. Notice this:
Officers spotted the truck before midnight Tuesday near I-25 and Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe and attempted to pull the truck over. When Gonzalez finally stopped, police say they tried to order him out of the car for about a minute until he leaned out of the front driver window and started firing at police with a handgun, hitting a squad car several times.

Police returned fire and shortly after Varela-Gonzalez ran out of the truck and told officers the suspect inside had killed himself.

Fortunately both Varela-Gonzalez and her young son, also named Diego, were unharmed despite several bullet holes that could be seen inches above a car seat in the back of the truck.
Okay, the guy was shooting at the cops, but they fired several rounds into the truck that the kidnapped wife and their 2-year-old son were in! If at elast part of the point was to rescue the kidnapping victims, that was a sort of scary thing for the cops to do. Fortunately, she and the little boy escaped unharmed despite the bulltes that obviously came very, very close, but I wonder whether the cops might have backed off out of range for a bit rather than shooting imediately into the truck.

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