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HUMBLE COP: I'M NOT THE HERO (Shot Illegal Immigrant Who Shot Two Other Officers)
New York Post ^ | Oct 22, 2008

Posted on 10/22/2008 1:06:07 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The humble cop who took down an illegal immigrant who shot two other officers last night in a Queens subway station said today, "I'm not a hero."

Lt. Gary Abrahall put four bullets into Raul Nuñez, who jumped a turnstyle and then coldly shot two cops -- Shane Farina, who was critically wounded, and Jason Maass, who was grazed with a bullet -- with one of their own guns.

"The cops that took the bullets, they're the heroes," Abrahall said today outside his house.

Farina took a bullet in the abdomen and it exited through his sternum.

"[Farina] is doing as well as can be expected," said Dario Centorcelli, of Elmhurst Hospital. He had three hours of surgery and afterwards was communicating with family members, who seemed to be in good spirits.

Officer Maass, who was grazed by a bullet in his back, was discharged from the hospital last night.

The heart-pounding, rush-hour shootout at 5:15 p.m. had straphangers ducking for cover at the F-train station at 21st Street/Queensbridge in Long Island City.

The shower of bullets lasted less than a minute, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said.

The crackling burst of violence occurred after Nuñez swiped a student MetroCard, setting off an alarm in the token booth on the upper level where Abrahall was stationed, authorities said.

Abrahall radioed Maass and Farina about the fare-beater, and the two cops grabbed Nuñez and got one handcuff on him. He immediately began to struggle, and knocked them to the ground.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; illegalimmigrant; illegalimmigrants; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; nunez; nypd; queens; raulnuez; subway; subwaystation

1 posted on 10/22/2008 1:06:08 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

‘Later in custody, another source said, Nuñez, who sneaked back into the United State after he was deported to his native Dominican Republic in 2001 for a 1997 drug conviction, “indicated that he was afraid of being deported. He had been deported once before and he was afraid of going back.”’


2 posted on 10/22/2008 1:09:36 PM PDT by BGHater (The GOP, the new DNC.)
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To: nickcarraway
The guy can call himself whatever he wants - he kicks ass. With two cops down and the dirtbag shooting at him, he pumped four bullets into the bad guy.

Nice work.

3 posted on 10/22/2008 1:10:13 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: nickcarraway
Farina took a bullet in the abdomen and it exited through his sternum.

Interesting entry and exit.............

Seems odd to me.............

4 posted on 10/22/2008 1:12:22 PM PDT by Osage Orange (" I did not have radical relations with that man, William Ayers. " -Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: BGHater
He had been deported once before and he was afraid of going back.

With attempted murder on two policeman, he can pretty much stop worrying about being sent back to the old country.

5 posted on 10/22/2008 1:12:32 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Osage Orange

The cop was on the ground, with the dirtbag standing over him shooting.


6 posted on 10/22/2008 1:14:30 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

Okay...so the bullet did a u-turn?


7 posted on 10/22/2008 1:15:33 PM PDT by Osage Orange (" I did not have radical relations with that man, William Ayers. " -Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: dead

He’ll be sued.


8 posted on 10/22/2008 1:15:42 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: BGHater

So this will become the new criminal defense, fear of being deported drove the man to shoot police officers. If they had just let him use the stolen subway card, he wouldn’t have shot them.

Has Bloomberg declared NYC a sanctuary city? If he has, shame on him.


9 posted on 10/22/2008 1:15:42 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: nickcarraway
Maass' gun fell to the platform and Nuñez grabbed it. The illegal alien then stood over the two cops and fired two pointblank shots at them, a source said.

When are those in government going to be held responsible for failing to secure our borders?

How many dead, shot up, wounded, raped and robbed Americans will it take for these politicians to get off their asses and do their jobs?

10 posted on 10/22/2008 1:23:57 PM PDT by dragnet2 (We witnessed the biggest expansion of government in American history)
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To: Osage Orange
Okay...so the bullet did a u-turn?

I don't know what the bullet did, but certainly if you're lying on the ground, trying to shield yourself from a guy pointing a gun at you, and the gunman is by your feet, a bullet could enter your lower abdomen from the side and exit through your sternum. Of course, it also could have ricocheted off a rib or two, but I don't even think that had to happen.

The description of the wound doesn't say the bullet went straight in the front of the abdomen and straight out the front of the sternum. There are all kinds of angles possible.

11 posted on 10/22/2008 1:29:06 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dragnet2
How many dead, shot up, wounded, raped and robbed Americans will it take for these politicians to get off their asses and do their jobs?

Just one per politician, but it's going to have to members of their own family before they notice.

Voting the scum out would be a lot quicker and easier to arrange.

12 posted on 10/22/2008 1:31:34 PM PDT by magslinger (I am Joe.)
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To: nickcarraway
"Though Nuñez fired three times at the lieutenant, he missed, and Abrahall hit Nuñez four times."

Four to nothing, you lose.

13 posted on 10/22/2008 1:34:58 PM PDT by GBA
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To: Sir Clancelot
Has Bloomberg declared NYC a sanctuary city? If he has, shame on him.

It's been a sanctuary city for years--no one has changed it. Bloomberg, Giuliani, Dinkins... I believe it first became a sanctuary under Ed Koch.

14 posted on 10/22/2008 1:35:11 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: Sir Clancelot

New York became a sanctuary city, where illegal immigrants enjoy some measure of protection, through an executive order signed by Mayor Ed Koch in 1989, five years before Giuliani became mayor in January 1994.

But if Giuliani inherited the policy, he reissued it and seemed to embrace it.

At a June 1994 press conference, Giuliani decried anti-illegal immigration policies as unfair and hostile.

“Some of the hardest-working and most productive people in this city are undocumented aliens,” Giuliani said at the time. “If you come here and you work hard and you happen to be in an undocumented status, you’re one of the people who we want in this city. You’re somebody that we want to protect, and we want you to get out from under what is often a life of being like a fugitive, which is really unfair.”

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Story?id=3459498&page=1


15 posted on 10/22/2008 1:42:21 PM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Osage Orange
Interesting entry and exit.............

Seems odd to me.............

Bullets can do some strange things. One of my relatives was shot square in the chest and the .22 bullet traveled down the inside of the rib cage hitting a lung, liver, and spleen. Then it traveled upward and exited his armpit. We thought he was shot twice when we assumed that both holes were entry wounds. I was amazed that a bullet could do that.

He survived BTW, and joked that the .22 round only pissed him off (c:

16 posted on 10/22/2008 1:46:06 PM PDT by sawoody
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To: Osage Orange

It may have hit a rib and ricocheted


17 posted on 10/22/2008 1:47:17 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (Say NO to marxism, say NO to 0bama)
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe Lt. Gary Abrahall should be teaching pistol fire to the local cops.
Good job.


18 posted on 10/22/2008 1:57:37 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: dead
Sure...anything is possible.

Wouldn't be the first "magic bullet"...or "lugie"...for that matter. lol!!

Small caliber bullets have a reputation for bouncing off of body parts. I've worked in a ER....I know.

But wasn't it the cop's own gun? Doubt cops are carrying .22's, .25's.....At the very least...I hope they are carrying .38's.

Anyway...I just found it interesting....

FWIW-

19 posted on 10/22/2008 2:18:16 PM PDT by Osage Orange (" I did not have radical relations with that man, William Ayers. " -Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: sawoody
Sure...anything is possible.

Wouldn't be the first "magic bullet"...or "lugie"...for that matter. lol!!

Small caliber bullets have a reputation for bouncing off of body parts. I've worked in a ER....I know.

But wasn't it the cop's own gun? Doubt cops are carrying .22's, .25's.....At the very least...I hope they are carrying .38's.

Anyway...I just found it interesting....

FWIW-

20 posted on 10/22/2008 2:18:55 PM PDT by Osage Orange (" I did not have radical relations with that man, William Ayers. " -Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: sawoody

See post 20...............


21 posted on 10/22/2008 2:19:27 PM PDT by Osage Orange (" I did not have radical relations with that man, William Ayers. " -Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: dead

It’s a shame the scumbag survived. Prayers up for the cops.


22 posted on 10/22/2008 2:56:29 PM PDT by 95 Bravo ("Freedom is not free.")
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To: BGHater

>The humble cop who took down an illegal immigrant who shot two other officers last night in a Queens subway station said today, “I’m not a hero.”<

He’s got that right. When you are a cop in a sanctuary city, it’s an expected part of the job.


23 posted on 10/22/2008 4:37:28 PM PDT by B4Ranch (I'd rather have a VP that can gut a Moose, than a President that wants to gut our Second Amendment!)
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To: calcowgirl; Sir Clancelot; Alice in Wonderland
i am not really sure what the definition of a sanctuary city is, but i will say this: when the nypd arrests an illegal immigrant, the officer is required to make a notification to a department unit who then notifies ICE.

however, if an illegal is the victim of a crime or a witness to a crime, no action is to be taken against that illegal.

basically, if you commit a crime all bets are off. the feds, however, will not waste their time on anything less than a major crime committed by an illegal. i have literally had feds hang up on me saying they were not interested.

24 posted on 10/22/2008 9:06:10 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact i DID only read the excerpt.)
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To: Osage Orange

it was a 9mm with a powerful bullet. but it’s a hollow point so it rolls around all crazy-like.


25 posted on 10/22/2008 9:07:40 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact i DID only read the excerpt.)
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ping


26 posted on 10/23/2008 9:16:37 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: nickcarraway

I haven’t found an article on it yet, but on radio news this morning from Portland, they are trying to find 10 ‘latino’ gangbangers who have been going around shooting at people standing on the street corners.


27 posted on 10/23/2008 9:25:49 AM PDT by AuntB ( "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: gubamyster

Too bad the perp didn’t die. Illegal POS is probably part of ACOrN and voted ten times.


28 posted on 10/23/2008 9:33:15 AM PDT by Issaquahking (Obama/Biden team puts their faith in Gov't. McCain/Palin team puts their faith in YOU!)
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To: nickcarraway

What a shame the illegal alien shooter didn’t die. Now the taxpayers will have to pay for his trial and incarceration


29 posted on 10/23/2008 9:59:02 AM PDT by dennisw (Never bet on Islam! ::::: Never bet on a false prophet!)
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To: BGHater

He should be afraid to be here!


30 posted on 10/23/2008 6:18:23 PM PDT by Ladycalif (Free - Ramos and Compean)
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