Friday, September 14, 2007
The offender Shawn Sherwin Labeet.
Labeet, who may have been wearing a bulletproof vest, fled in his car, which was found abandoned 5 miles away, officials said. An AK-47 assault rifle was found inside, Alvarez said. It wasn't immediately known if it was the weapon used in the shooting.
"There was an exchange of gunfire and the subject was shot and killed," Alvarez said.
Our Officer's in the Line Of Duty
R.I.P. Our prayers go out to the Officer's and families, may God Bless You.
Mayor Alvarez identified the dead officer as Jose Somohano, 37, a married father of two. Another officer, Jody Wright, 31, underwent several hours of surgery to repair her severely injured leg. The other two officers were treated and released.