Man Gets Pulled Over, Fires AR-15 at Cop
Cop is fine, man is in hospital after return fire
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2013 12:12 PM CDT
An AR-15 rifle is shown.   (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

(Newser) – A valuable lesson in how not to react when a cop pulls you over: A Colorado man who was pulled over for driving without his headlights just after 2am today exited his car and opened fire at a police officer with an AR-15-style rifle. The cop survived uninjured, but the unnamed 28-year-old suspect was not so lucky: The officer returned fire, shooting him at least three times, the Coloradoan reports. The suspect had to be airlifted to the hospital, and is now in critical condition. (It's been a rough week for Colorado police; another officer got kicked outside a bar on Monday.)

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May 24, 2013 3:50 AM CDT
Damn, the cop should have killed him.
May 23, 2013 9:33 AM CDT
If you need a reason why cops are given the job to police the roads, just look on youtube at the car crashes in Russia. It looks to me like that country has a whole bunch of drunks and stupid drivers that in USA would already be in jail, have there license removed, and in all possible ways kept off the street. Without policing of the roads in the proper way our nations road will get even more dangerous then they already are, because of the people on the roads that are not up to the task of driving.
May 23, 2013 9:23 AM CDT
Ok finally I see a cop doing something that is expected of him and lawful. The dumb jack ass driving around with his lights off was most likely a meth head, brain damaged, and chemically paranoid. If the man had simply been driving in a well lit area and not impaired but mistaken by leaving his lights off, the cope would have simply either ticketed him, or warned him to be more careful if the perpetrator had not shot at him or even brandish a weapon. Cops do have a right to police the roads for reckless drivers and they do have a right to use deadly force against same to protect themselves and others. Even a non government agent had the right to pull the man with his lights off over, and kill him if the lightless man had brandished a weapon and shot at any of us.