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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-10 10:58 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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  - Wow. And I didn't think my confidence in the TSA could sink any lower.  Incitatus   Dec-29-10 09:41 PM   #3 
  - That makes one rape/kidnapping and one kidnapping/suicide  hlthe2b   Dec-29-10 09:37 PM   #2 
  - movin' on to that big backscatter x-ray machine in the sky...  OneTenthofOnePercent   Dec-29-10 09:57 PM   #4 
  - Sort of hope he is not manning the gate.  Downwinder   Dec-29-10 10:03 PM   #5 
  - Recommend +1 counter still at zero  The abyss   Dec-29-10 10:11 PM   #6 
  - ... Lawrence Lujan, a family friend said Gonzalez was a sniper with the Marine Corps and was being  struggle4progress   Dec-29-10 10:56 PM   #7 
  - Ah seems like his post traumatic stress disorder would DISqualify him  avaistheone1   Dec-30-10 12:56 AM   #12 
     - +1000 n/t  LarryNM   Dec-30-10 06:16 AM   #15 
     - It doesn't make sense that you would ban him because of it  Tempest   Dec-30-10 12:45 PM   #17 
  - Notice this:  tblue37   Dec-29-10 10:58 PM   #8 
  - Bummer for the wife and kid.  saras   Dec-30-10 12:33 AM   #9 
  - That's a shame for all involved.  HEyHEY   Dec-30-10 12:36 AM   #10 
  - War is always a tragedy  James48   Dec-30-10 12:38 AM   #11 
  - While I find airport security pretty terrible.  heliarc   Dec-30-10 01:08 AM   #13 
  - You LIKE the TSA?  Ruperto31   Dec-30-10 12:48 PM   #18 
  - Based on the horror stories I've heard the TSA promotes heartlessness  alp227   Dec-30-10 01:26 AM   #14 
  - Another victim of Bush's wars  Tempest   Dec-30-10 12:40 PM   #16 

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