Longmont man suspected of shooting Bushmaster AR-15 at police officer identified as Jonathan Shank
Satur said the officer initiated a traffic stop at about 2:12 a.m. after spotting a Subaru Impreza that did not have its headlights on. Both
vehicles pulled into the parking lot in front of the Best Buy on Ken Pratt Boulevard. After stopping, the driver -- identified as 28-year-old
Jonathan Shank -- got out of his vehicle with Bushmaster AR-15 with optics and advanced on the officer while firing,
So, this morning a man was pulled over, gets out of his vehicle and begins shooting (estimated 12 rounds) at the officer who pulled him over.
(Note: again it's a Bushmaster AR-15, why the media is publishing the weapon model in the headline is beyond reason, except to spread fear in my
This reminds me of the shooting a few weeks ago (I can't find the article, gotta love ATS search), where the man was pulled over, got out and shot up
a police car, with two officers in it.
This is Colorado again, about 2 miles from my home. This is a quiet town, where we have had some odd things, Meth houses, people making explosives,
having a container of grenades, the occasional shooting or murder.. but it's not an every day, or even every month occurrence. So this is a little
over the top for this town of about 30,000 people.
Is this just a "sign of the times"? Are people becoming hopeless and loosing their minds? Is it another instance to spread "fear and terror" to
the people? This "young man" had a negligible criminal record.
I see the media is not wasting time getting the fear out there with the title tho.. "Bushmaster AR-15 with OPTICS". With all the "gun fear porn"
out there, this will spark fear in a lot of people.. Not so much for me, I know a lot of people around here who own them, and have them locked up.
So not scary to me, but.
Certainly something to hear about in this little town. Glad no innocent bystanders were hurt, as this is normally a moderately busy shopping center.
"May you live in interesting times"...... indeed.. Chinese curse?