Skip to comments.Tampa police officer killed; suspect arrested
Posted on 08/21/2009 2:14:27 PM PDT by Bulldawg Fan
TAMPA - An arrest has been made in late Wednesday's shooting death of Tampa police Cpl. Mike Roberts.
Humberto Delgado, 34, who gave his address as 324 Country Club Drive in Oldsmar, was arrested and charged shortly before 5 a.m. today with first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and carrying a concealed firearm.
Roberts, 38, was an 11-year veteran of the Tampa Police Department. He recently had been promoted from the department's K-9 unit and just Wednesday took a position with the hit-and-run squad, where he was on track to become a detective.
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God bless this officer and be with his wife and child.
2nd officer killed today. Pasadena, TX another officer was shot.
MORE! Is the Virgin Islands a territory like Puerto Rico...? This guy had more weapons/equipment in his shopping cart.
[snip] Police in Florida say a decorated officer was gunned down in the line of duty by a man who was once a police officer in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Hogue says the suspected shooter is 34-year-old Humberto Delgado Jr., a Virgin Islands police officer from 1996 to 2000.
Delgado was being held and no attorney was listed. His cousin tells Bay News 9 that Delgado recently moved to the area and was living on the streets after moving out of his uncle’s house. She says he has a history of mental illness.
That is one scary dude!
[snip]Delgado has been ordered held without bail on charges that could carry the death penalty.
The 34-year-old never looked up as deputies held him by the arms. He is on suicide watch at the jail, which means a deputy is always with him. Delgado is a former police officer and Army veteran who was heavily armed at the time of the shooting.
(Our army?? OMG..)
Members of Delgado’s family watched the appearance from the courthouse. One of his uncles, Jorge Benitez, said they were “very sorry” for the slain officer’s family.
Delgado’s aunt told reporters that he had had psychological problems for some time. She said they had no idea he had assault weapons, handguns, and a large amount of ammunition when they asked him to leave their Oldsmar home two weeks ago. (Right...the family NEVER knows!)
Leave him alone and save the state some money...
Lend him some rope, say six feet of good cord ... to do his nails with, of course.
I’m so tired of these sick, twisted people. We’ve always had them, but we’ve never had SO many of them!