Skip to comments.Stafford police: These MS-13 gang members sought after cop shot in face
Posted on 10/29/2013 2:10:13 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
Stafford police are searching for two suspects wanted in the shooting of Officer Ann Carrizales, who was shot around 3:30 a.m. Saturday after pulling over a suspicious vehicle.
Carrizales, a former Marine, is currently at home recovering from being shot in the face and chest by suspects, according to Stafford police.
Early Saturday, Carrizales came up on a four-door Nissan sedan idling at a green light with a blinking turn signal indicator. Carrizales followed the Nissan from the 12700 block of Murphy Road to a nearby mobile home park, where she was shot after speaking with a trio of men in the vehicle.
She returned fire as the car sped from the scene. Carrizales notified dispatch that she had been shot, and still returned to her cruiser to pursue the vehicle for more than four miles.
The car chase ended in the Club Creek neighborhood near Green Fork and Concourse Drive when the vehicle stopped and at least two occupants fled on foot.
The suspected shooter, 21-year-old Sergio Francisco Rodriguez, was later discovered walking in the area. He has been detained and charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer.
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“He has been detained and charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer.”
Should be Attempted First Degree Murder.
CT has become so liberal they don’t even care for their police officers anymore.
Fix that problem fast! Anyone with a MS-13 tattoo should be shot on sight. No prisoners.
no...let’s let more of ‘em in according to speaker bonehead.
“There are pronounced gang ties with all three men...”
Are they pronounced in Spanish? /s
Gee, where’s all the usual FReeper cop haters, huh??
It's Stafford, Texas. Normally, the charge would be attempted capital murder of a LEO. This is Fort Bend county, and if it's anything like neighboring Harris County, then La Raza controls the county government and DAs office.
A few years back, A Harris County jury refused to award the death penalty to an illegal alien (he murdered a patrolman), but merely convicted him for first degree murder.
Wringing their hands?
Here are some recent gang stats from the FBI website:
There are approximately 1.4 million active street, prison, and OMG gang members comprising more than 33,000 gangs in the United States. Gang membership increased most significantly in the Northeast and Southeast regions, although the West and Great Lakes regions boast the highest number of gang members. Neighborhood-based gangs, hybrid gang members, and national-level gangs such as the Sureños are rapidly expanding in many jurisdictions. Many communities are also experiencing an increase in ethnic-based gangs such as African, Asian, Caribbean, and Eurasian gangs.
Gangs are responsible for an average of 48 percent of violent crime in most jurisdictions and up to 90 percent in several others, according to NGIC analysis. Major cities and suburban areas experience the most gang-related violence. Local neighborhood-based gangs and drug crews continue to pose the most significant criminal threat in most communities. Aggressive recruitment of juveniles and immigrants, alliances and conflict between gangs, the release of incarcerated gang members from prison, advancements in technology and communication, and Mexican Drug Trafficking Organization (MDTO) involvement in drug distribution have resulted in gang expansion and violence in a number of jurisdictions.
Gangs are increasingly engaging in non-traditional gang-related crime, such as alien smuggling, human trafficking, and prostitution. Gangs are also engaging in white-collar crime such as counterfeiting, identity theft, and mortgage fraud, primarily due to the high profitability and much lower visibility and risk of detection and punishment than drug and weapons trafficking.
US-based gangs have established strong working relationships with Central American and MDTOs to perpetrate illicit cross-border activity, as well as with some organized crime groups in some regions of the United States. US-based gangs and MDTOs are establishing wide-reaching drug networks; assisting in the smuggling of drugs, weapons, and illegal immigrants along the Southwest Border; and serving as enforcers for MDTO interests on the US side of the border.
Many gang members continue to engage in gang activity while incarcerated. Family members play pivotal roles in assisting or facilitating gang activities and recruitment during a gang members incarceration. Gang members in some correctional facilities are adopting radical religious views while incarcerated.
Gangs encourage members, associates, and relatives to obtain law enforcement, judiciary, or legal employment in order to gather information on rival gangs and law enforcement operations. Gang infiltration of the military continues to pose a significant criminal threat, as members of at least 53 gangs have been identified on both domestic and international military installations. Gang members who learn advanced weaponry and combat techniques in the military are at risk of employing these skills on the street when they return to their communities.
Gang members are acquiring high-powered, military-style weapons and equipment which poses a significant threat because of the potential to engage in lethal encounters with law enforcement officers and civilians. Typically firearms are acquired through illegal purchases; straw purchases via surrogates or middle-men, and thefts from individuals, vehicles, residences and commercial establishments. Gang members also target military and law enforcement officials, facilities, and vehicles to obtain weapons, ammunition, body armor, police gear, badges, uniforms, and official identification.
Gangs on Indian Reservations often emulate national-level gangs and adopt names and identifiers from nationally recognized urban gangs. Gang members on some Indian Reservations are associating with gang members in the community to commit crime.
Gangs are becoming increasingly adaptable and sophisticated, employing new and advanced technology to facilitate criminal activity discreetly, enhance their criminal operations, and connect with other gang members, criminal organizations, and potential recruits nationwide and even worldwide.
But hey, too many Tea Party members to contend with for anyone at the Federal level to be bothered with violent, out-of-control gang activity.
It is a scale. This sad event hardly moves it from its dog killing, jack booted Stasi setting.
I have no problem with LEOs approaching vehicles ready to fire. As far as I’m concerned, LEOs should assume every vehicle is a potential threat. For this reason, my license is already in hand, and with both hands on the steering wheel when approached.
Good that Officer Ann Carrizales is home recovering.
I would suspect that these wonderful upstanding citizens stopped in Stafford on their way north after walking or driving unimpeded across the border with Mexico. Katrina refugees were generally Black and settled in other parts of Houston.
If they had been on patrol in an MRAP this wouldn’t happen.
I used to live in Ft. Bend County, and it’s NOTHING like Harris County. At least it wasn’t when I lived there. I not that Leonard Scarcella is still Mayor of Stafford, and Bonnie Krahn is still Chief of Police. Nothing has changed in 30 years.
I’d give ‘em a knife and ten minutes to remove the tattoo, first.
“Gee, wheres all the usual FReeper cop haters, huh??”
If the cop did something wrong then it does not take a cop hater to speak against abuse of citizen derived power.