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AZ Star: 'Person of interest' suspected shooter's cab driver
KOLD News ^ | Jan 09, 2011 | Anonymous

Posted on 01/09/2011 3:02:27 PM PST by delacoert

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - The man sought by the FBI and Pima County Sheriffs deputies as a "person of interest" turned out to be the suspect's cab driver, The Arizona Daily Star is reporting.

The man told detectives he gave Jared Loughner a ride to the shopping center where the shooting took place on Oracle and Ina roads.

The cab driver walked with Loughner into the Safeway store so the suspect could get cash to pay the fare, according to the Arizona Daily Star report.

More from the article:

 

Records substantiate the driver dropped Loughner off at 9:59 a.m., Kastigar said. Loughner was picked up nearby. The first report of a shooting came in 10:11 a.m. and paramedics were on scene at 10:16 a.m., Kastigar said.

FBI Director Robert Mueller said he expects federal charges to be filed Sunday afternoon against Loughner.

There's a possibility the charges may be related to domestic terrorism, Mueller said.

Stay with KOLD News for further updates.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: giffords; loughner; personofinterest
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1 posted on 01/09/2011 3:02:31 PM PST by delacoert
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To: delacoert

He took cab to commit a murder? This guy does not seem to have been interested in covering his tracks.


2 posted on 01/09/2011 3:04:45 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: delacoert
There is no conspiracy; no excuse for the Federales to poke their noses into Arizona's state government; the Reichstag fire has fizzled out.
3 posted on 01/09/2011 3:05:44 PM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Brilliant

More like he didn’t expect to survive; suicide by cops he was hoping?


4 posted on 01/09/2011 3:07:32 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: GAB-1955

The left blew themselves up with this blame game stunt.


5 posted on 01/09/2011 3:07:37 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: delacoert
Haw HAW! Hey, AG HOLDER, you look like an IDIOT.

And so do you, Sheriff Butthead!

6 posted on 01/09/2011 3:08:35 PM PST by Mamzelle
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To: delacoert

I guess it was nice that he went in to get cash and then paid the cabbie instead of just capping him!


7 posted on 01/09/2011 3:08:52 PM PST by hemogoblin
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To: GAB-1955

They aren’t done.

Never let a crisis go to waste, even if you have to make the crisis out of whole cloth.


8 posted on 01/09/2011 3:09:06 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 719 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: delacoert

Achmed? DON’T SOUND CHRISTIAN TO ME


9 posted on 01/09/2011 3:09:25 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V.........................................FOR VOMIT)
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To: aimhigh; AmericanArchConservative; aMorePerfectUnion; BearRepublic81; Birmingham Rain; bonfire; ...
ping

"Person of interest" is cab driver.

10 posted on 01/09/2011 3:09:30 PM PST by delacoert
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To: VRWC For Truth
The left blew themselves up with this blame game stunt.

Man, I hope you're right.

Personally, I think it's a little too early to agree.

But it sure would be nice.

11 posted on 01/09/2011 3:10:05 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: GAB-1955

He killed a federal judge. That’s a federal crime and is the reason the “Federales” are poking their noses in there.


12 posted on 01/09/2011 3:10:14 PM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Brilliant
He took cab to commit a murder? This guy does not seem to have been interested in covering his tracks.

According to the FBI he left a note at home stating he had planned it since 2007. He had no intention of getting away with it. I can't think of an American assasination offhand where the assasin tried to get away since Lee Harvey Oswald.

13 posted on 01/09/2011 3:11:43 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Mamzelle

“Sheriff Butthead”

He made a real a$$ out of himself...yesterday and today. Who elects these ass-—es????

I know, I know...fellow ass-—es.


14 posted on 01/09/2011 3:13:06 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: ronnie raygun

Where did you get Achmed?


15 posted on 01/09/2011 3:13:23 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 719 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: GAB-1955

Yeah.....but I’’ll bet that the cab driver once took a couple of blue-haired little old ladies wearing flag pins to the bus stop where they were taking a greyhound to a TEA Party rally.

I smell a right-wing conspiracy here......


16 posted on 01/09/2011 3:16:11 PM PST by digger48
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To: digger48

Kevin Bacon is the missing link.


17 posted on 01/09/2011 3:17:47 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: Brilliant
He took cab to commit a murder? This guy does not seem to have been interested in covering his tracks.

Or coming out of there alive.

18 posted on 01/09/2011 3:18:06 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (US out of the UN - UN out of the US)
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To: delacoert

Does anyone here have the name of the cab driver?


19 posted on 01/09/2011 3:19:41 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: delacoert

How is that for the investigative genius of the sheriff?/s

Maybe he should try doing his job instead of on tv lecturing the rest of us.


20 posted on 01/09/2011 3:20:11 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Russ

He killed a federal judge. That’s a federal crime and is the reason the “Federales” are poking their noses in there.


True enough - strikes me as a bit curious that the judge has been a footnote and the congresswoman has been the 48 point headline.

I guess the congresswoman was the intended target and the judge wasn’t - but it still seems odd.


21 posted on 01/09/2011 3:23:12 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: VRWC For Truth

Give em enough rope and watch them flop. Rush will decimate them tomorrow.


22 posted on 01/09/2011 3:23:25 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Surfers Rule)
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To: no-to-illegals

If I was that cab driver, I’d be highly PO’d that my picture had been plastered all over America as a “person of interest” in an assassination attempt. Damages?


23 posted on 01/09/2011 3:24:11 PM PST by Aleya2Fairlie
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To: Brilliant

Loughner was CRAZY. The little voices in his head probably told him to take a cab.


24 posted on 01/09/2011 3:24:31 PM PST by livius
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To: GAB-1955

Agreed.

What was it Holder said at this afternoon's press conference in AZ? "President Obama asked me to leave no stone unturned?"

Only thing left for Holder now will to turn turds over and inspect them. Finally, something he's qualified to do.

25 posted on 01/09/2011 3:25:37 PM PST by delacoert
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To: Vince Ferrer

“I can’t think of an American assasination offhand where the assasin tried to get away since Lee Harvey Oswald.”

James Earl Ray certainly tried to get away. In fact he was captured in the UK.


26 posted on 01/09/2011 3:27:51 PM PST by devere
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To: Aleya2Fairlie
I understand your sentiment. This was a horrible crime. Many questions yet to be answered....imho and the Sheriff (calling the shots) is not being helpful...imho
27 posted on 01/09/2011 3:28:41 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: digger48
a couple of blue-haired little old ladies

Blue hair is all the rage among little old ladies, dontchya know...

28 posted on 01/09/2011 3:31:23 PM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

James Earl Ray was on the run for a while. That is if you believe he shot King.


29 posted on 01/09/2011 3:38:45 PM PST by Vermont Lt (Don't taze my junk bro.)
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To: VRWC For Truth
SHHHHH...

That's a SECRET.

30 posted on 01/09/2011 3:41:17 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: delacoert

The left looks more and more demented.


31 posted on 01/09/2011 3:43:05 PM PST by Lessthantolerant (The State is diametrically opposed to our search for a better living.)
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To: delacoert
I am sure this upsets Sheriff “Clarence the Clown” Dupnik as mush as the fact the Times Square Bomber was Muslim upset Contessa “The Genius” Brewer.

Both were hoping for a Tea Party conspiracy.

32 posted on 01/09/2011 3:50:33 PM PST by bwc2221 (.)
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To: no-to-illegals

I've looked around a bit. Haven't found it.

33 posted on 01/09/2011 3:54:08 PM PST by delacoert
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To: screaminsunshine
Rush will decimate them tomorrow.

I am sooooo ready for Rush tomorrow... the only thing I'm looking forward to more than Rush is my dear Auburn Tigers in the BCS championship game tomorrow night.... All in all - hoping for a great day tomorrow - even if Atlanta is frozen by an ice storm!

34 posted on 01/09/2011 3:58:42 PM PST by Momto2 (Love my Auburn Tigers! War Eagle!!!)
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To: delacoert
Thank you for trying to find it....I too have been looking and not found the name.
35 posted on 01/09/2011 3:59:57 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

I guess everything will sort itself out. Unless someone pulls a “Jack Ruby” on Loughner...


36 posted on 01/09/2011 4:06:05 PM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: no-to-illegals

It's a good sign in a way. It might indicate an attempt by law enforcement and press to leave him a little dignity ... privacy ...

Too little too late though I fear. With his picture splashed everywhere, his name is sure to come out.

37 posted on 01/09/2011 4:07:34 PM PST by delacoert
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To: delacoert
It's a good sign in a way.

I agree.....and privacy being an issue for the cab driver, it is okay if the name doesn't surface.

38 posted on 01/09/2011 4:14:14 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Bless and Protect Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: delacoert

What exact charges did Holder give the Fort Hood shooter?


39 posted on 01/10/2011 2:30:48 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: delacoert

The article states domestic terrorist charges a possibility for the Az. shooter.

Why did Holder/The FBI refuse to call the Fort Hood shooter a domestic terrorist?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nidal_Malik_Hasan


40 posted on 01/10/2011 2:38:01 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: All; delacoert
The cab driver walked with Loughner into the Safeway store so the suspect could get cash to pay the fare, according to the Arizona Daily Star report.

Explains why official thought he (the driver) was a "person of interest" since they would've appeared together on cam going into the store.

I can't really imagine what's gone through the cabbie's mind since the incident.

41 posted on 01/10/2011 2:56:43 AM PST by newzjunkey (Well wishes to all the families affected by the Tucson shooting.)
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To: ronnie raygun
"Achmed? DON’T SOUND CHRISTIAN TO ME"

His handler...?

And where and when did the shooter get his gun practice...?

Brought the Glock on Nov 30th...

....killed 6 and wounded 12 a few weeks later ...including at leasst 2 head shots (one fatal)

42 posted on 01/10/2011 3:14:18 AM PST by spokeshave (Islamics and Democrats unite to cut off Adam Smith's invisible hand)
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To: null and void
They aren’t done.

True. This incident has revealed "problems" that the left is intent upon "fixing". Every one of those "fixes" will represent a further shredding of the Constitution.

43 posted on 01/10/2011 3:25:49 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: Fresh Wind
Via Drudge...

Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) readies gun control bill

44 posted on 01/10/2011 3:29:59 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: Brilliant
He took cab to commit a murder? This guy does not seem to have been interested in covering his tracks

NO! he expected to be DEAD! who would have thought that a Congresswoman's entourage this close to the Mexican border would have not had some sort of security???

now we have to have this drag on in the courts and headlines for years...and it all would have ended quickly with a well placed shot.

45 posted on 01/10/2011 3:46:08 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: livius

Apparently Sarah Palin told him to take a cab.


46 posted on 01/10/2011 4:41:55 AM PST by redk
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To: Brilliant

duel win for obambi, got rid of judge and media off the gassing (birds and fish kills)

if you are a doubter, look up the origins of LIME DISEASE and how it spread


47 posted on 01/10/2011 5:15:57 AM PST by SF_Redux (the scarier part about all these Marxists is, that a few of them can breed .. with the opposite sex)
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To: SF_Redux

While it is now known that Loughner worked for Gifford’s election campaign in 2007, that Gifford subscribed to Loughner’s website since Oct. 25, 2010, suggests the two may have been in contact more recently.

Oddly, the only other YouTube channel Giffords subscribed to was that of former Rep. Ike Skelton, D-Mo., who lost his seat in November to Republican challenger Vicky Hartzler.

A page from Gifford’s YouTube website demonstrates she had subscribed to only two YouTube users: Loughner (username: Classitup10) and Rep. Ike Skelton:

Read more: Did Giffords subscribe to assassin’s YouTube? http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=249381#ixzz1AdfY7N8N


48 posted on 01/10/2011 5:31:51 AM PST by SF_Redux (the scarier part about all these Marxists is, that a few of them can breed .. with the opposite sex)
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To: GAB-1955

A Federal Judge and Congressional staffer were assassinated and a US Congresswoman was shot... All federal offenses. The feds will continue to be involved. Also, by “Reichstagg” are you suggesting that the US Gov’t staged the attack?


49 posted on 01/10/2011 5:44:04 AM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: GAB-1955

A Federal Judge and Congressional staffer were assassinated and a US Congresswoman was shot... All federal offenses. The feds will continue to be involved. Also, by “Reichstagg” are you suggesting that the US Gov’t staged the attack?


50 posted on 01/10/2011 5:44:23 AM PST by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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