From the Utah SWAT shooting.
Search warrant in hand, a team of bulletproof vest-wearing officers rapped on the door of a small, red-brick Utah house, identifying themselves as police. When no one responded, authorities say, the officers burst inside.
That’s when the gunfire erupted.
When it was over Wednesday night, a 7-year veteran officer was dead and five of his colleagues were wounded, some critically. The suspect, an Army veteran whose estranged father said suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and may have been self-medicating with marijuana, was injured.
We originally talked about it here, and because of the dubious nature of SWAT drug raids in the past I wondered how valid this raid was. Also 40+ shots being fired, one officer dead, several severely wounded, and the suspect suffering only minor wounds? And over Marijuana? With images like this still fresh in our minds. I have to wonder was the suspect even armed? Did the SWAT member shoot themselves?
Why was this raid even necessary?
I think we need to keep a VERY close eye on this case. Les said in his email: “Is this Pima County II?”