Man lures cops by setting house on fire, fatally shoots one and injures another

Man lures cops by setting house on fire, fatally shoots one and injures another

hmfrA man who had previously threatened law enforcement with violence apparently set up a trap for them by setting his home in Tallahassee, Fla., on fire. He hid outside the house, and after an officer pulled up, shot him from behind as he approached the house. 

According to the Daily Mail,

The gunman then picked up the deputy’s gun, walked down the street and used it to shoot a second deputy before he was fatally shot by other law enforcement officers, Lt. James McQuaig of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office said.

The wounded deputy credits his vest for saving his life and his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

What if this crime had taken place in the UK, where the majority of law enforcement officers carry bobby sticks, not guns? More would have been killed by this crazed killer. As demented as this crime was, at least some of the brave law enforcement officers were able to stop him before he could kill and injure more.

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2016.

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