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Boataholic 01-12-2017 12:02 PM

Good Samaritan shoots man that shot officer
 
Thankfully the officer looks like he'll be ok. He's lucky the right guy came along.

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/...opah/96481168/

Lprizman 01-12-2017 12:27 PM

Feel good story if the day!!

mwgoldman 01-12-2017 12:42 PM

im so confused by that story.

The police were called about a man in the median shooting at vehicles, when they went there they found an overturned car 8 miles away, and when he went to set out flares upon arriving on the scene he was shot at? So, the gunman shot at passing cars, then got in a car himself and crashed, killing the woman that was in his car, then shot at the officer that responded. WTF?

nccoaster 01-12-2017 12:46 PM

madman on the loose...until.

BW23 01-12-2017 12:46 PM

Another happy ending !

semperfifishing 01-12-2017 12:47 PM

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PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) -
Two people are dead and a Department of Public Safety trooper who was wounded while responding to a shots fired call along Interstate 10 near Tonopah just might owe his life to an armed passer-by who stopped at exactly the right time.

It started shortly before 4:30 a.m. Thursday with a 911 call from a driver east of California who said somebody shot at his car from the median of I-10. According to Col. Frank Milstead, the directors of DPS, that's the call to which the trooper was responding when he came upon a single-vehicle rollover wreck at milepost 89 near Tonopah. A woman had been ejected from that vehicle.

The trooper immediately stopped and began laying out flares.

DPS Capt. Damon Cecil said the trooper, a 27-year-veteran of the agency, was ambushed by the suspect when he got out of his vehicle at the scene of the rollover. That's when the trooper was shot and wounded.

"A physical fight between our trooper and that suspect then ensued, at which time the suspect was shot and killed," Cecil said. "Right now that's all we have. This is a fluid investigation."

Speaking from the hospital to which his trooper was taken, Milstead offered more detail about the fight and what happened next.
"The suspect is getting the better of the trooper and is on top of him and striking the trooper's head on the pavement," he explained.
At that point, an "uninvolved third party" who was driving with his wife to California saw the trooper grappling with the suspect and stopped to help.
"The trooper says, 'Please help me,' and asks the uninvolved third party for help," Milstead said. "That person retreats back to his vehicle, removes his own weapon from the vehicle, confronts the suspect, giving him orders to stop assaulting the officer. The suspect refuses. The uninvolved third party fires, striking and killing the suspect."

Speaking from the hospital to which his trooper was taken, Milstead offered more detail about the fight and what happened next.
"The suspect is getting the better of the trooper and is on top of him and striking the trooper's head on the pavement," he explained.
At that point, an "uninvolved third party" who was driving with his wife to California saw the trooper grappling with the suspect and stopped to help.
"The trooper says, 'Please help me,' and asks the uninvolved third party for help," Milstead said. "That person retreats back to his vehicle, removes his own weapon from the vehicle, confronts the suspect, giving him orders to stop assaulting the officer. The suspect refuses. The uninvolved third party fires, striking and killing the suspect."

While it's early in the investigation, Cecil said initial indications are that the man who shot the trooper might have been involved in the initial rollover. It's not clear how or even if the suspect and the woman from the rollover were connected. Neither one has been identified.

"At this time, we don't know exactly how the events played out other than our trooper got on scene at that rollover collision after responding to a shots fired call and then he was subsequently ambushed and shot," Cecil said. "Investigators are interviewing witnesses, interviewing our trooper. They're the ones who are going to be able to solidify the timeline for us."
When asked about the motive of the suspect and from where he came, Milstead had a simple answer.
"I have no idea," he said. "Everything happened down in the middle of nowhere and all of the people that knew what happened are dead -- except for my trooper, who drove upon this scene. So, we have a lot of investigation to do. ... We don't know what the story is, and we'll figure that out as time goes on."

Among the unanswered questions is whether the suspect who died at the scene is the same person who fired at the car just east of California, spawning the initial 911 call that sent the trooper into action.
The wounded trooper, who was shot in the right shoulder, was air-lifted from the scene to Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear. Video from there showed him being wheeled on a gurney from the medical helicopter into the hospital. His injury reportedly is serious but not life-threatening.

"We are so relieved to hear this brave officer is safe, and will recover," Gov. Doug Ducey said in a statement on the incident. "This incident is another reminder of the risks that the men and women who wake up each morning and put on the badge take for our state.

"I urge Arizonans to join me in praying for a quick recovery for this brave officer," he continued, "and thanking everyone who, through their actions in real time, showed our officers exactly what Arizona means when we say: 'You have our backs -- and we will always have yours.'"

At this point, DPS is not releasing the trooper's name, saying only that he is assigned to a commercial vehicle squad and has worked the same stretch of I-10 for more than two decades. Milstead described him as "an incredibly tough individual."

He also had words of thanks for good Samaritan who stopped to help.

"I don't know that my trooper would be alive today without his assistance," Milstead said.

Brad1 01-12-2017 12:49 PM

Hope the officer's going to be ok. Thankful for the guy that came along and saved him.

EAGLEOCNJ 01-12-2017 01:28 PM

Great work by the good sam. If he wasnt carrying he wouldve had to use a tire iron or a nearby rock!

jpcanning 01-12-2017 02:33 PM

Does California have concealed carry ??
 
Or did the Good Samaritan have to unlock a box;?;?






Inquiring minds would like to know........

cwhite6 01-12-2017 02:45 PM


Originally Posted by jpcanning (Post 9855173)
Or did the Good Samaritan have to unlock a box;?;?






Inquiring minds would like to know........

He went back to his car and retrieved the firearm.

Cracker 01-12-2017 03:12 PM

Outstanding !!! Warriors are amongst us !!!

Marlin009 01-12-2017 03:16 PM

A lot of feel good stories lately. :thumbsup:

Dulcecita Lures 01-12-2017 04:18 PM

Welcome to Arizona! That's how we roll out here. (not the first story like this to occur here in recent years)

Thank-god the officer was not hurt any worse than he was. A blessing!

baypro21 01-12-2017 04:34 PM

Good shoot. Glad the officer will recover. :thumbsup:

slper 01-12-2017 04:42 PM

Kilt his ass deader than doornail!:thumbsup: :grin:

Paul Barnard 01-12-2017 04:46 PM

I wonder if the good Sam is in trouble in CA. Surely there's a gun law violation.

beatcop49 01-13-2017 04:34 AM


Originally Posted by Boataholic (Post 9854629)
Thankfully the officer looks like he'll be ok. He's lucky the right guy came along.

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/...opah/96481168/

He deserves a medal...just for being brave enough to get involved.

craned 01-13-2017 04:37 AM


Originally Posted by mwgoldman (Post 9854768)
im so confused by that story.

The police were called about a man in the median shooting at vehicles, when they went there they found an overturned car 8 miles away, and when he went to set out flares upon arriving on the scene he was shot at? So, the gunman shot at passing cars, then got in a car himself and crashed, killing the woman that was in his car, then shot at the officer that responded. WTF?

No they were seperate scenes. The gunman left where he was and came upon the accident scene of a separate rollover accident. He stopped there and assaulted the police officer while he was putting out flares at the rollover scene. Good citizen, dropped his ass there.

Cracker 01-13-2017 04:39 AM


Originally Posted by craned (Post 9856566)
No they were seperate scenes. The gunman left where he was and came upon the accident scene of a separate rollover accident. He stopped there and assaulted the police officer while he was putting out flares at the rollover scene. Good citizen, dropped his ass there.

I F'ing love a happy ending, don't y'all...The officer and citizen were warriors that day !


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