Skip to comments.50 officers gave chase in Phoenix officer killing
Posted on 01/30/2010 2:34:46 AM PST by JoeProBono
GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) -- With a police lieutenant mortally wounded and his alleged assailants fleeing in a work truck, more than 50 law officers sped after them in a wild midnight pursuit from the Phoenix suburbs into the nearby mountains.
It was a highly dangerous endeavor. The suspects fired shots at the police cars from the speeding truck, and even tossed out wrenches, other tools and an air compressor tank during the 50-mile chase, police said. A half-dozen police cruisers were disabled after hitting debris or being struck by bullets.
But the two men in the truck were never able to lose the officers, whose numbers continued to grow even as damaged law enforcement vehicles dropped out and the officers inside hitched rides with fellow pursuers.
The chase ended near the small mountain mining community of Superior as violently as it began. The suspects jumped out and opened fire on police before falling to the ground in a hail of bullets....
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Police Lt. Eric Shuhandler
Shuhandler, a 16-year veteran, was shot in the face as he walked back toward the pickup after finding the passenger had an arrest warrant, said Gilbert police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marino. Shuhandler, the father of two girls, was rushed to a hospital, where he died shortly before midnight.
“Both were in stable, non-life-threatening condition Friday, according to Harrison.”
Are you trying to piss me off or what? The only pictures I ever want to see are of good looking babes, not some rastafarian hairbag who looks like he needs to be double tapped.
That a pic of one of the perps?
A hail of poorly aimed bullets.
Activists who are trying to free convicted Philadelphia cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal from Death Row and get him a new trial say they will protest outside Rockefeller Center tomorrow morning as the widow of the police officer appears on the Today Show.
That a pic of one of the perps?
The sad fact is that if a citizen shoots a bad guy, they are under no obligation to try to save their life as well.
Police officers do.
Which they can accomplish by calling for paramedics. They must have all been using 9mm or peashooters. A couple .45 or .40 or .357 sig rounds and these guys wouldn’t need paramedics.
This morning - WTF?
MY heart is very heavy hearing this news. RIP Lt Shuhandler - my prayers go out to his family.
Sad. This is my local town cop.
Everything I have heard about this officer is that he was one terrific cop. Everyone had a lot of respect and affection for him. May God hold him close and comfort his family.
Phoenix PD carries .40 caliber with the option to carry any Glock .40 or .45. Many cars are equipped with patrol rifles as well.
A police officer that does not render first aid after securing the suspect is in danger of violating the suspect’s Constutional rights.
They are mandated to provide what aid they can.
So you’re saying they just can’t shoot?
Let us all celebrate diversity.
Please regale everyone with your experience of high speed pursuits and shooting armed suspects under pressure...
Dems..thanks for the pic post.
Joe...knock the irrelevant stuff off.
Its sad, in one thread about a copy using deadly force you argue that a cop can shoot anyone he considers the slightest threat. Not being properly submissive for example.
This case of a tragic death you whine about how cops have to provide first aid to the people they shoot.
If you really hate being a cop why don’t you quit and do something you’re more qualified for?
But you’re right, being in combat is so much different than a high speed pursuit and shooting under pressure. I mean that whole going home after work makes it much more intense.
It’s sad that you have to continually follow me from thread to thread, stalking.
Rest in peace American hero, your attackers will burn in hell soon I hope.
Are the attackers illegal aliens?
Yeah you’re the guy who sent me private messages repeatedly and then accused me of stalking. I really hope you know your job better than you display here. Get a clue occifer Fife.
Take it elsewhere, you’re being disrespectful to this officer.
I concur. Cops do make an effort to provide first aid. They get around to calling EMS eventually. Who are we kidding? This Lt. Co-workers were in no hurry to help. Nor are they obligated.
I’ve worked in law enforcement for a long time. Rarely do cops get bloody. Especially for someone that killed one of their own.
Hence my comment about calling for paramedics.
Honestly I don’t blame them in this case.
In a related story:
An illegal alien in Polk County Florida who got pulled over in a routine> traffic stop ended up ‘executing’ the deputy who stopped him. The deputy> was shot eight times, including once behind his right ear at close range.> Another deputy was wounded and a police dog killed. A state-wide manhunt> ensued..>> The murderer was found hiding in a wooded area and as soon as he took a> shot at the SWAT team, officers opened fire on him. They hit the guy 68> times.> Naturally, the liberal media went nuts and asked why they had to shoot the> poor undocumented immigrant 68 times.>> Sheriff Grady Judd told the Orlando Sentinel: ‘Because that’s all the> ammunition we had.’
Oh, and the Coroners statement;
The Coroner also reported that the illegal alien died of natural causes. When asked by a reporter how that could be since there were 68 bullet wounds in his body, he simply replied “when you are shot 68 times you are naturally gonna die.”
THAT is the way it should be!
Yep, that took place about 30 miles from my house. They have many many illegals in that area. A few years ago they had marches for the illegals.
I’ve hunted hog in the type of brush they were in looking for that guy. You can’t see more than 4-5 feet in many places. Sometimes you can’t even see your feet.
Thanx to all you politicians who enabled these savages to infest our country.
Legal. Illegal. Doesn't really make any difference to the dead cop, does it?
We need to close the borders, deport illegals, and declare a moratorium on immigration. Gee, how long have we been singing that tune? All during the Bush administration, I believe.
“Are the attackers illegal aliens?”
Haven’t seen verification of that yet. They both had criminal backgrounds. One would think if they are aliens they would have been deported (not necessarily), but that doesn’t mean they didn’t come right back.
Redondo spent nearly four years in an Arizona prison for aggravated assault and related charges and was released in June 2008, according to Arizona Department of Corrections online records.
Irizarry pleaded guilty to assault in Pinal County Superior Court in 2004 and was sentenced to probation, online court records show. An arrest warrant was issued in 2006.