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Nr06364_1 Los Angeles:  Detectives released the name of the gunman who shot a Los Angeles police officer Saturday night during an apparent ambush in Montecito Heights.

Jose Perez, 31, was booked for Attempted Murder on a Police Officer after he shot Officer James Tuck with an AK-47.

Officer Tuck's partner shot Perez in an exchange of gunfire.  Perez was wounded in the leg.  He left the AK-47 at the scene, then tried to hide in a nearby yard, where he was quickly arrested.

Perez lived in the neighborhood where the incident occurred.  He has no apparent gang affiliation, though he does have a criminal history, including robbery and narcotics.

Detectives have detained a 37-year-old man, who is thought to have been the driver of the black Honda, which the officers had intended to stop.  Detectives have not released his name pending further investigation.

In the aftermath of the shooting, detectives found the Honda had been stolen at the end of July.

Comments

So is this guy Perez an illegal or you don't know yet?

I guess admitting a guy with a criminal history including including robbery and narcotics, attempted murder of police officers and car theft would be kind of embarrassing and not support the policy of ignoring criminal invaders.


Today's joke employment ad:

Wanted LAPD: must be willing to ignore illegal immigrant criminals but still enforce our revenue enhancement laws-and have character too.

You at the LAPD showed great restraint and professionalism throughout this whole horrific ordeal.

I wish Officer Tuck and his family all the best.

Sending prayers and wishes for a complete recovery for Officer Tuck; hoping there was some truth to the accounts of loving intervention by community members in the shooting aftermath; hoping this encourages LEOs to know that we are out here caring for your welfare, wanting to keep you safe. Yr friend & servant,

THIS would have been my question and comment too:

So is this guy Perez an illegal or you don't know yet?

Today's joke employment ad:
Wanted LAPD: must be willing to ignore illegal immigrant criminals but still enforce other laws-and have character too.

These Officers are our heros...More sick individuals such Perez need to be taken off the streets. I would hate to imagine me getting into a road rage situation with these two guys. Since I am unarmed..

I grew up in this area where this shooting had taken place. No, both of these men are not illegals. Are you LEO? Remember your history Ca. and many other states had belonged to Mexico, and not everyone left at that time. So shut it. Both families are surprised that this had taken place, no one would have ever expected it from them. Yes they have records but you have to understand where we grew up.Not that, thats an excuse. Some of us are lucky to go on to better things. I still have family that live there and everyday I pray that they can get out of there. My prayers do go out to all of the families invovled. But these men will have to pay for what they had done. And I'm glad they live to face their charges. As for the officers I'm glad that God, or whoever was watching out for them, because their still here with us.

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