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AZ: Alien smuggling suspect shoots at Ariz. Border Patrol officers
ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/8/06 | AP

Posted on 02/08/2006 6:26:05 PM PST by NormsRevenge

PHOENIX (AP) - U.S. Border Patrol agents were fired on by a suspected immigrant smuggler west of Yuma Tuesday night, officials said.

The gunfire came at the end of a 20-mile chase of a motorhome packed with illegal immigrants, U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Michael Gramley said.

The incident began about 10 p.m. Tuesday when a citizen called in a tip about a large group of apparent immigrants who were seen getting in the motor home several miles west of Yuma. Agents tried to stop the motor home as it drove west on Interstate 8 near Andrade, Calif., but the driver wouldn't stop until the tires were flattened by a spike strip after about 20 miles.

As the vehicle stopped, the driver reportedly fired one shot from a pistol at the agents, striking the rear tail light of a Border Patrol vehicle. The driver and 22 illegal immigrants got out of the motor home and began running. All were captured.

The agents apparently didn't realize they had been fired upon until some of the immigrants warned them.

"As they began apprehending several people fleeing from the vehicle, several of them stated that someone in the vehicle had a gun and had fired a shot,' Gramley said.

The driver was a 26-year-old U.S. citizen from San Diego who wasn't identified. The Border Patrol turned him over to the FBI and will seek unspecified charges.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Arizona; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alien; aliens; borderpatrol; hispandering; immigrantlist; shoots; smuggling; suspect

1 posted on 02/08/2006 6:26:07 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Just doing the human smuggling,LEO shooting XXXXXXXX wont do.


2 posted on 02/08/2006 6:30:08 PM PST by axes_of_weezles
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To: Travis McGee

blam!


3 posted on 02/08/2006 6:34:54 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Monthly Donor spoken Here. Go to ... https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: NormsRevenge

But they didn't shoot back?


4 posted on 02/08/2006 6:35:54 PM PST by Supernatural (All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie! bob dylan)
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To: NormsRevenge
The incident began about 10 p.m. Tuesday when a citizen called in a tip about a large group of apparent ILLEGAL immigrants who were seen getting in the motor home several miles west of Yuma.

I just thought that needed a little clarification.

5 posted on 02/08/2006 7:06:16 PM PST by Pontiac (Ignorance of the law is no excuse, ignorance of your rights can be fatal.)
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To: gubamyster; HiJinx

Get a load of this...


6 posted on 02/08/2006 7:52:12 PM PST by AZ_Cowboy ("There they go again...")
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Agents were unaware they had been shot at...

By a US Citizen? Who was turned over to the FBI. Burn, baby...

7 posted on 02/08/2006 8:01:06 PM PST by HiJinx (~ Proud Poppa and Dad ~ Grateful Husband ~)
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To: HiJinx

"Agents were unaware they had been shot at... "

no doubt on orders to be deaf, dumb, and blind!


8 posted on 02/08/2006 8:04:20 PM PST by dalereed
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To: NormsRevenge; HiJinx; gubamyster

And if the BP had shot and killed the punk in a gunfight, La Raza would be calling them nazis.


9 posted on 02/08/2006 8:05:38 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: NormsRevenge

Coyotes don't give a damn!


10 posted on 02/08/2006 8:09:26 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Terroristas-beyond your expectations!)
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To: Travis McGee
Hopefully they'll toss this "US Citizen" into the can for a very long time.

L

11 posted on 02/08/2006 8:41:03 PM PST by Lurker (In God I trust. Everybody else shows me their hands.)
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To: Supernatural
But they didn't shoot back?

The article says they didn't know they had been shot at. A .22 makes little noise, and the flash signature is no generally particularly visible in daylight. (Although more for a pistol than a rifle). The sound of a breaking tail light lens is going to be lost in the general road noise.

12 posted on 02/08/2006 9:17:57 PM PST by El Gato
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To: dalereed
no doubt on orders to be deaf, dumb, and blind!

Not much experience being around folks shooting .22s outdoors? Add road noise, and dust to suppress what little signature a .22 has to being with, and I doubt you'd notice it either, in the middle of a road chase.

13 posted on 02/08/2006 9:20:02 PM PST by El Gato
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To: El Gato

The .22's I have shot are pretty loud. Have to wear earmuffs when shooting .22 pistols. .22 rifles make a pretty good crack too.

Maybe they weren't paying attention or something. I really don't see how this could happen.


14 posted on 02/08/2006 9:20:39 PM PST by Supernatural (All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie! bob dylante)
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To: Lurker
Hopefully they'll toss this "US Citizen" into the can for a very long time.

Assault with a deadly weapon on an LEO? Yeh, he should be away for some time.

15 posted on 02/08/2006 9:21:25 PM PST by El Gato
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To: Travis McGee
This could have ended up a
MotorhomeMassacre

Seriously, it's amazing that violence has been relatively low considering the ongoing Mexican Army drug-smuggling incursions, illegals throwing rocks at the BPs, coyotes driving like lunatics in the wrong lanes...

16 posted on 02/08/2006 11:05:49 PM PST by NewRomeTacitus (America first - not just a slogan...no one else is qualified!)
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To: Supernatural
It depends on which velocity your shooting. High Vels make a pretty good crack as they're supersonic. Standard vels are nearly so loud as they're usually just under 1000 fps.

But still, cranking a round or two off in a motorhome you would sure think someone would have heard that! Well, maybe the sound of a dozen of so screaming illegals would cover it up...

L

17 posted on 02/09/2006 12:26:47 AM PST by Lurker (In God I trust. Everybody else shows me their hands.)
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To: Lurker

Well, if the muzzle of the gun was inside the motorhome and the guy was shooting out of an open window, that would help muffle the sound. If standard velocity was used, like you say, those are quieter. And if a big truck or two were zooming by when the gun went off, it would help drown out the sound. Not impossible for all these situations to happen.


18 posted on 02/09/2006 1:17:43 AM PST by Supernatural (All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie! bob dylan)
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To: NewRomeTacitus

The casualties are low because the USBP has standing orders to run away and let these criminals do what they want.


19 posted on 02/09/2006 7:41:46 AM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: HiJinx
Protect our borders and coastlines from all foreign invaders!

Support our Minutemen Patriots!

Be Ever Vigilant!


20 posted on 02/09/2006 11:21:41 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: HiJinx
Agents were unaware they had been shot at...

By a US Citizen? Who was turned over to the FBI. Burn, baby...

Not if he's a DEA snitch....

21 posted on 02/09/2006 11:28:45 AM PST by archy (The darkness will come. It will find you,and it will scare you like you've never been scared before.)
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To: NormsRevenge

WOAH!! Darn glad they got him! Our BORDER PATROL NEEDS ARMS NOW!! What they are equipped with is NOT enough. I want .50 cals, RPGs, and hellfire equipped Predators every 5 miles!


22 posted on 02/09/2006 5:06:11 PM PST by Jhohanna (Born Free)
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To: HiJinx

HAH! I'm checking my rolodex to see if it's anyone I know. :P I have one in mind, but highly doubt it! :D He's just the only person I know with a motor home!


23 posted on 02/09/2006 5:07:28 PM PST by Jhohanna (Born Free)
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To: NormsRevenge

Mr President,please build a wall!!!!!!!!!!!!


24 posted on 02/09/2006 5:08:10 PM PST by GregB (Super Bowl XXL,This one is for Myron Cope!!!!!!!!!!!)
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