Deputy Shot at American Bank Center

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  1. TxEMTP69

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    http://www.kristv.com/news/suspect-charged-in-abc-shooting/

    Suspect Charged in ABC Shooting Play Video

    By Parrish Alleman
    [​IMG] Posted: Dec 18, 2009 7:08 PM
    Updated: Dec 18, 2009 9:56 PM
    CORPUS CHRISTI - Police have officially secured warrants for the man who shot at two uniformed off duty sheriff's deputies Thursday night. 43-year-old Todd Meine with two counts of attempted capital murder and a million dollar bond is set for each count.
    Police say that Meine jumped bond in Missouri before coming to Corpus Christi. Right now, they say they're working with the police in that area to find out what he's wanted for.
    Police say it all started when two off duty Nueces County Sheriff's Deputies, Eduardo Nunez and Roland Saenz, were called out to the ABC parking garage because of a suspicious suspect.
    Police say the suspect was looking into cars and checking door handles. When the two deputies confronted him, police say Meine pulled out a gun and started firing. Deputy Saenz was hit in his left wrist, but a stroke of luck saved him from serious injury.
    "It is the grace of God and amazing; for some reason when the rounds were fired, one literally struck the watch and lodged in the watch, and basically deflected the round from entering the officer's wrist," Lt. Isaac Valencia with the Corpus Christi Police Department.
    Police say the suspect then tried to flee the scene when he tripped and collapsed.
    That's when they say another security guard, David Gonzalez arrived on the scene and kicked the gun out of the shooter's hand.
    American Bank Center officials are calling him the hero of the day for confronting that gunman even though he was not armed.
     


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    The guy must be an idiot. If I were fleeing justice I'd flee to a liberal state where they don't euthanize bad guys. Fleeing to Texas may be grounds for the insanity plee.
     
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    Was good to hear the officer was ok, needs a new watch but small price to pay.
     
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    think I would buy me another one of those watches. thats one heck of a conversation piece, he can tell all his buddies he wonder womaned the bullets :texas: and that would be a good advertisement for the watch mfg.
     
  5. Dawico

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    Why is he still alive? Shouldn't the cops have been shooting back?
     
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    You really cannot know without knowing the dynamics and timing of the situation.
     
  7. Dawico

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    I agree, but in that situation, the officers should have been on high alert. It appears that they knew before hand that he was acting illegally, trying different car doors and all. When he pulled the gun, they should have been a little more ready to respond. The story doesn't give alot of detail.
     

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