PHOENIX, AZ – On September 17, Luis German Espinoza Acuna,17, was arrested after he reportedly fired multiple shots at an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper, who was sitting alone in his vehicle.
Fortunately, the trooper was not hit during the ambush-style attack.
The Arizona Republic reported:
The shooting happened just before 9 a.m. near 37th Avenue and Portland Street in Phoenix. A DPS trooper was in the area to serve a warrant and was sitting in an unmarked vehicle when a driver in a silver Infiniti pulled up.
As the trooper got out of his vehicle wearing a vest labeling him as police, Acuna hopped out of the Infiniti and shot at the trooper using an AK-47 pistol with an extended magazine, according to the DPS. At least two shots were fired into the location where the trooper had been sitting, the DPS said.
“Completely, unexpectedly he was ambushed,” DPS Director Heston Silbert said.
The driver of the suspect vehicle quickly fled the scene, leaving Acuna on his own.
The Mexican national dropped the weapon and was quickly taken into custody.
Acuna has been charged with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer, aggravated assault against a police officer using a deadly weapon, and possession of narcotics. He is currently being held at Maricopa County’s 4th Avenue Jail on an ICE detainer.
While no motive has been given for the shooting, it is worthy of noting that the trooper is married to a prosecutor in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.
Acuna’s next court appearance is scheduled for September 28.
*Though this targeted shooting on a state trooper took place more than a week ago, it has only received local coverage. Not one national media outlet has chosen to mention this story.
Perhaps, because the alleged shooter is an illegal alien, and the intended victim is a police officer?
You see, the facts in this case do not play into the MSM’s agenda. CNN and The New York Times would rather focus all of their attention on trying to convince the public that riots are really “peaceful protests,” and that there is no ‘war on cops.’