Smugglers Shoot Arizona Cop; Manhunt On
Local politicians demand feds help seal border
By Newser Editors and Wire Services Suggested by invisible
Posted May 1, 2010 7:46 AM CDT
   (D. Kempton)

(Newser) – Law officers backed by helicopters came under fire as they hunted gunmen in Arizona's desert early today after a sheriff's deputy was wounded by suspected illegal immigrants believed to be smuggling marijuana. Pinal County Deputy Louie Puroll exchanged fire yesterday afternoon with a band of five suspected smugglers in a rugged area about 50 miles south of Phoenix.

Puroll was treated and released, but the shooting added fuel to an already fiery national debate on Arizona's new immigration law, with local politicians calling for feds to help secure the border with Mexico. "Regardless of the outcome of tonight's manhunt and investigation, Arizona is now confronted by some of the most vicious and dangerous narco-terror organizations the world has seen," said Gov. Jan Brewer in a statement.

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diltsduo
May 3, 2010 10:02 PM CDT
Keep adding immigration laws when the problem is Marijuana is still illegal. Dur-Dur-DUR! Lets go "drug" runners Lets Go!!
STEVEN CRAIG
May 3, 2010 8:50 AM CDT
make weed legal and we won't have this problem!!!
andreawnr
May 2, 2010 1:04 PM CDT
First off...what a dumb law. I have many friends of hispanic and mexican decent, and for them to just be pulled over for no reason b/c they " look like illegals" is just terrible! What is this world coming to? Are we going back to slavery and concentration camps too, after we came this far? Just terrible! However, I hope they find the people that shot the cop, b/c he was only doing his job.