Officer says passer-by who killed attacker saved his life

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Officer says passer-by who killed attacker saved his life

Post by Pete » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:42 pm

.............The reports say Penuelas-Escobar said something in Spanish before shooting the officer in the shoulder and beating him in the head with a handgun, which had been stolen months earlier from a home.

An armed driver saw the beating, got out of his vehicle and fatally shot Penuelas-Escobar when he refused a command to stop attacking the officer.

Andersson, a 28-year department veteran who underwent multiple surgeries for his injuries and hasn’t yet returned to work, was asked during a police interview what would have been the outcome if the driver hadn’t stopped the attack.

“Probably a funeral. He wasn’t gonna stop,” Andersson told investigators, crediting the passer-by with saving his life.

The documents released Thursday provide the most detailed account of the attack on Jan. 12, 2017, by a former member of the Mexican federal police who was in the United States illegally, according to investigators.
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