Skip to comments.Burglary suspect is fatally shot in Guadalupe(AZ)
Posted on 09/15/2012 8:34:10 AM PDT by marktwain
GUADALUPE, Ariz. (AP) Authorities say a home burglary suspect shot by a Maricopa County Sheriff's deputy in the town of Guadalupe has died.
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Another Fed lawsuit against Sheriff Joe.
Finally, some happy news....
Not if the sheriff declares himself to be gay. Then the Feds will conclude he was defending himself against a hate crime attack. End of case.
A home burglary in AZ.
This idiot is lucky he got nailed by a deputy and not twenty or so citizens using him as target practice.
Of all the dumb...
LOL, Reno 9-11!
Guadalupe is essentially a little Mexican town next to Tempe that accidentally ended up in the US. If you saw it, you would think you were in Mexico. There are signs admonishing outsiders not to take photograph of people or religious rites.
It appears to be a very very poor town. I can not imagine why someone would be burglarizing a home or even a business there?
Guadalupe is mostly Yaqui (Indians from the Rio Yaqui in Northerm Mexico who have a long history of fighting the Mexicans and who fled Mexico during the Revolution). Pascua near Tucson is their largest village in USA and their rather unique Christian rites are photographed often to the Yaqui irritation. I worked with a number of Yaqui miners. They speak Spanish just don’t call them Mexican.
When I lived in Tempe in the 70’s I would bicycle through Guadalupe from time to time and stop for breakfast. I drove through there last month and its a lot greener than I remember. It’s completely surrounded by development now. All the vacant lots and fields I remember are gone.
Thanks for the information. I visited an old colleague who now teaches at Arizona State and he showed me Guadalupe, but did not know that history. Still it is not a place that looks like a prime burglary opportunity.
Huh. When I was a kid we always went to the Pascua Yaqui Indian village off Grant rd for Easter rites, no one seemed to be upset. Always fun watching the Deer Dancers, scary seeing the Roman Soldier portrayals (Chapayekas, I believe).
Unfortunately, the tourist crowds finally overdid it and the Yaquis felt they were being considered a novelty and being ridiculed. So the guys I used to work with said. No one objected to genuine interest.
I grew up in Tempe, went to Marcos, Guadalupe students all went there too. My kids went to Frank in Guadalupe for elementary.
Guadalupe is allegedly the oldest constantly occupied site in the SW. The petroglyphs are incredible.
Very Catholic, as is me.