Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Wisconsin cop killer likely illegal alien

A decorated Wisconsin county sheriff's deputy was killed last week during a routine traffic stop. Investigators are questioning a man who has so many aliases they aren’t sure of his real name, the sheriff said. The Deputy had tried to pull over a 1995 Chevrolet mini-van, but the driver drove away into a subdivision, stopping when he reached the end of a cul-de-sac just outside Kenosha.

After they got out of their vehicles, the van driver pulled out a handgun and shot the Deputy once in the head. The gunman fled into woods just as a backup officer fired two shots. The Deputy was airlifted to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police from numerous departments used two helicopters and dogs to search for the gunman. Residents called in tips. The suspect was found less than a mile away at 3 a.m. and gave up without incident. He was carrying a handgun. He is a 44-year-old with multiple aliases and Social Security numbers.

The Deputy, a Kenosha native, was an 18-year veteran of the Sheriff's Department who had served in the Marines. He had won several awards, including one for pulling a woman from a burning building and another for receiving shrapnel wounds after a man in a domestic dispute shot at him and hit a spotlight next to him. He and his wife have an 8-year-old daughter/

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