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PHOENIX – After a frantic hour-long desert search, authorities found a deputy wounded in a shootout Friday with suspected illegal immigrants apparently hauling bales of marijuana along a major smuggling corridor in southern Arizona.
The deputy was found with a superficial wound — a chunk of skin torn from just above his left kidney — after being shot with an AK-47 on Friday afternoon, Pinal County sheriff's Lt. Tamatha Villar said. He was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Casa Grande, about 40 miles south of Phoenix.
Originally posted by apacheman
reply to post by Miracle Man
Desert, mountains, forests, plains...yeah I know how easy it is to get lost if you aren't paying attention or you are a newby to the environment.
But a trained police offer charged with running down drug smugglers? Don't all phones have gps locators in them these days? Wouldn't his car or radio have a gps locator?
While I've never been hit, I've been shot at lot, got robbed and pistol-whipped once, got a nasty cut that highly annoyed me. I've seen guys grazed by AKs who barely noticed the fact.
Still seems too pat, coming on the heels of the anti-illegal law.