Ambush Attacker of Arizona Officer, Saved by Good Samaritan, Revealed as Illegal Alien…

Last Thursday an Arizona Highway Patrol officer was ambush attacked near Phoenix. – A passing motorist stopped to assist the officer eventually shooting and killing the attacker as he was slamming the officer’s head into the pavement.  Today it is revealed the attacker was an illegal alien.

leonard-escobarMESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5)The Department of Public Safety on Monday identified the man who shot and wounded a trooper near Tonopah last week and confirmed that he was in the country illegally.

Leonard Penuelas-Escobar, 37, “is a known drug user but has no criminal history that we can find,” Col. Frank Milstead, the director of DPS, said during a news conference.

“We showed that he attempted to cross the border on one occasion and was turned back,” Milstead said. “We also have information that leads us to believe that in 2007 he was actually a federal police officer for the Mexican Police.”  (read more)

BACKGROUND – Trooper Edward Andersson, a 27-year veteran of the Department of Public Safety, was shot in the right shoulder and chest in what authorities called an ambush and was in serious but stable condition after surgery at a Goodyear hospital.

DPS Director Frank Milstead had words of thanks for good Samaritan who stopped to help, CBS affiliate KPHO reported.  “My trooper would not be alive without his assistance,” Milstead said of the driver who stopped.

Officer Andersson was putting out flares when the suspect opened fire and then physically attacked the wounded trooper, Milstead said. Both Milstead and Cecil said was ambushed.

The man was on top of the officer and “getting the better of him,” slamming Andersson’s head against the pavement, Milstead said. That’s when the passing driver showed up and asked if the trooper needed help.

Officer Andersson said yes, and the passer-by went back to his vehicle, got his gun and told the suspect to stop the attack, Milstead said. When he didn’t, the driver shot him.

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83 Responses to Ambush Attacker of Arizona Officer, Saved by Good Samaritan, Revealed as Illegal Alien…

  1. JoeS says:

    They are not sending their best.

    Liked by 23 people

  2. lastinillinois says:

    “somebody’s doing the ambushing, Don”

    or something like that

    Liked by 8 people

  3. Gabby R. says:

    The wall just got 10 feet higher

    Liked by 11 people

  4. C. Lowell says:

    No! The attacker cannot be an illegal alien because (a) GQ says person can be illegal, and (b) it spoils Obama’s guiding narrative, which by definition cannot be false…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Horsesoldier says:

    Sounds like a 2 fer to me. Next….

    Liked by 4 people

  6. bob says:

    Three things to learn here 1. Guns save lives. 2. Illegals must leave. 3. Even State Police have a trouble with the truth — “is a known drug user but has no criminal history that we can find,” Hello — being an illegal is “criminal.” Perhaps they forgot the word “other?”

    Liked by 20 people

    • nonniemae says:

      Also, a known drug dealer. WTH is that if not a criminal? Maybe not a convicted criminal but a criminal nonetheless. Reality is turned upside down.

      Liked by 8 people

    • DelAware says:

      Also to learn: the precise, competent, judicious manner with which the helping citizen handled both the situation…and the call to the PD. Beautifully done!

      Liked by 2 people

    • pavetack says:

      It’s not that he’s not a criminal, it’s just that he’s avoided the legal system. No one ever bothered to arrest Penuelas-Escobar, hence no “criminal history”. Too bad we can’t indict Obama as an accomplice.

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  7. CountryclassVulgarian says:

    Well whaddya know… I’m absolutely stunned… at a loss for words

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Mr. T. says:

    The news is a little behind. The Trooper is doing much better and has been released from the hospital. The suspect was shot once, and while the good Samaritan shooter was trying to help the Trooper, the suspect got up and came at them. He was shot again, only that time it was a head shot. End of Days for the perp.

    Liked by 14 people

  9. emet says:

    A known drug user without criminal history? Does not sound like medical mj does it?

    Liked by 3 people

  10. hrivkan says:

    Oldie but Goodie

    Liked by 13 people

    • All American Snowflake says:

      This is the kind of insanity the Leftist love to promote. Leftist call good, bad and bad, good. They call men, women and women, men. They thrive on promoting confusion. Just like in 1984 when the protagonist was forced to say four fingers were five fingers. And Students get that all day long at school.

      Liked by 3 people

      • All American, to me the worst part of that scene in 1984 was when the protagonist was told he had to believe there were four fingers. He couldn’t just say it. That’s the difference, BTW, between Nazis and Communists. With the Commies, you have to believe their cr4p.

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  11. emet says:

    The new Maricopa sheriff calls illegals “guests”. But are not guests invited? And don’t they eventually go home?

    Liked by 7 people

    • CheeseHead says:

      If the new sherrif’s house gets burglarized I wonder if he’ll call the thieves “guests”?

      Liked by 2 people

    • sharpshorts says:

      Seems as if the newly elected sheriff doesn’t understand that his job is to protect the people who elected him. Next he’ll tell the ‘folks’ there to ‘protect’ themselves by welcoming the illegals into their homes…oh, I forgot, that’s what Obama has been forcing the entire US population to do.

      Liked by 3 people

    • George Soros funded the new sheriff’s campaign for the purpose of removing Sheriff Joe Arpaio so that illegals can flow across our open border.

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    • Mr. T. says:

      We’re waiting to see what the new sheriff will do after DHS gets a new director and one who will actually enforce our nation’s immigration law. If the sheriff wants to look the other way, we have a powerful tool here in Arizona to use against him. It’s called a RECALL ELECTION. Personally, I don’t like him and voted for Sheriff Joe again.

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  12. Okay, where do I go to volunteer to help build the wall?

    Liked by 5 people

  13. We should have had a real wall decades ago finally we will have one under Trump they will not physically be able to sneak in anymore.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. CA Warrior says:

    Common Sense has gone out the window. Times were people respected the law and even the crooks knew when it was time to give up. Not today, not ever again.

    Good on this passerby. Great example of what is coming. You will have to defend what is yours. You will have to fight when your subconscious is screaming RUN RUN RUN. And you WILL have to put down the threat with everything in your power: guns, clubs, knives, feet, fists, etc.

    Never give in, never give up, NEVER SURRENDER.

    Liked by 7 people

  15. kinthenorthwest says:

    For those of us that live in areas of large populations of Illegals, we have noticed a huge increase in crime. What I find really interesting is that when they do catch the perpetrator about 3/4s of the time it is someone with a Hispanic last name. In my area I have noticed that around 50% or more of the time there are interpreters used in the court room for their trials. To me that indicates that there is a high chance of them being illegals.(Yea go ahead and call me racist).

    Liked by 7 people

    • bob says:

      I’m fine with the interpreters in court as long as the perp has to pay for them.

      Liked by 4 people

      • kinthenorthwest says:

        that is actually the problem the taxpayers pay for them…
        The taxpayers pick up the tab for the interpreters in practically all instances where Federal/state law has mandated interpreters have to be used.

        Liked by 4 people

        • piper567 says:

          this information needs to be common knowledge: we, the American taxpayer (not tazpayer, ^^^) PAY for this caca!
          In WA State, there is not enough money for “education”, but there is enough money to not discriminate against such dirtbags, bu helping thm understand the charges. WTH?
          Have a wish that more such dirtbags are “stopped”, trying to escape. Someone here posted this local solution, and I like it a lot.

          Liked by 2 people

          • kinthenorthwest says:

            If you have access to Tri-Cities and Yakima news you will see what I mean about the rise in crime..
            Students at Wash Univ in Spokane want to make the University a sanctuary university.

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    • average Joe says:

      Mexican is not a race…!😐

      Liked by 2 people

    • lastinillinois says:

      I call you a realist.

      I hadn’t my own personal run-in with a court translator approx 10 years ago, translator provided to an illegal that hit me from behind in traffic.
      Long story, but basically I got completely ignored by the judge – even after I sought out the prosecutor and explained that the offender had provided false info to the responding officer. Says right on the ticket that providing false info is a crime, so I brought that up to the prosecutor who went directly to the judge, he stated my case, and- the judge looked at me and then proceeded to tell the offender (thru the translator) that he had 90 days to return to court and pay court costs.

      No mention of the misinformation on the ticket, no mention to work with me on paying for damages to my vehicle.

      Illegals are a protected class.
      Period.

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  16. bob says:

    Sundance — you beat Breitbart and Drudge on this by a mile. They don’t even have it up. Hope Drudge links you!

    Liked by 3 people

  17. Shotgun says:

    Of course Penuelas-Escobar didn’t answer when the good Samaritan told him to stop. The good Samaritan didn’t say it in Spanish; therefore, the poor villian didn’t understand it; therefore, the good Samaritan should be charged with murder.

    (I didn’t read any news articles about this, but I’m sure that’s the correct loony-toon lefty spin.)

    Thank God for a sensible person with a gun! Oh, and that’s one less person we’ll have to deport! Yay!

    Liked by 3 people

    • fuzzi says:

      LOL. Both of us posted the same thought at the same time. GMTA.

      Liked by 2 people

    • nimrodman says:

      “The good Samaritan didn’t say it in Spanish …”

      Likely accurate.

      However I believe that a handgun pointed right at you and the holder of the gun yelling at the top of his lungs equate to the international signal for
      “Stop whatever it is the fcuk you’re doing!!!

      Liked by 1 person

    • I’m kinda curious how they assume that “The good Samaritan didn’t say it in Spanish” or that “Penuelas-Escobar didn’t answer when the good Samaritan told him to stop”.
      “They” are going to look awful silly if Escobar & the good samaritan were able to communicate without any issue because they’re both bilingual.
      I think many people are assuming that the good samaritan is an English speaking white guy, but I’m betting he’s a god fearing & law abiding hispanic man in his mid to late 20s, a bilingual US citizen who risked his life when one of Arizona’s finest was in great need of help. I really hope so, it’d shut down the lefties whining to disarm whitey & force the media to recognize that good Americans see far beyond race.

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  18. Just attcking the cops Americans won’t attack

    Liked by 2 people

  19. Stephen says:

    Maybe securing the border wouldn’t be such a bad idea, huh?

    Liked by 4 people

  20. Fred says:

    The good Samaritan saved the taxpayers a lot of money, and helped keep the courts open for cases of merit.
    Mexican is not a race, it is a nationality. When they stay in Mexico they are legal, when they come to the US without permission, they are illegal. I do not see any racist connotations here.

    Liked by 8 people

  21. Concerned says:

    The families of all victims of illegal murders should sue Obama, Holder, and Lynch.

    Liked by 6 people

  22. NJF says:

    I’m shocked by this revelation! /s

    I like to listen to Andrew Wilcow on Patriot radio when I’m in the car.

    He was ranting yesterday about how intellectually dishonest it is to call these people “undocumented immigrants.”

    Obviously immigrant is completely inaccurate, and he then gave a great analogy.

    He said, “if I don’t have a drivers license and get pulled over, I can’t say to the police officer, I’m an undocumented driver.”

    He went on to ask “why is it that Americans are held to a different standard under the law, while people who have no business being here can disregard our laws and get away with it?”

    Liked by 4 people

  23. John says:

    Again:

    This is described as an ambush.

    How so ?

    There was a wrecked car, apparently another dead civilian in c ar, trooper comes by and stats to set up cones, gets shot.

    Did they fake the wreck? Or did the perp (the now dead shooting trooper one) climb out of the wreck and then sneak up on the trooper?

    I appreciate the Mexican Police Illegally in country angle. There will be more.

    John

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    • flova says:

      The other dead person in the car was a meth addict with a rap sheet. She also had a Hispanic name don’t know if she was illegal.

      Liked by 1 person

    • nimrodman says:

      From the Troopers perspective, he was ambushed.

      He’s coming upon what looks like a standard crash scene and he sets about doing the standard cop procedures. Then from out of nowhere one of the crashees shoots and physically assaults him, ending up having his head slammed repeatedly on the pavement according to the news account.

      That’s one step short of murder, perhaps only one slam short. Like George Zimmerman, how many of those slams might you think you’ll take until one of them kills you or knocks you unconscious so you’re no longer able to resist yet more slams, one of which may very well kill you? Or having your gun seized once you’re unconscious?

      From the crashees’ perspective, no, it wasn’t an ambush. They likely didn’t set about crashing their car solely to lure a policeman in to attack him.

      But from the Trooper’s perspective, the Trooper was ambushed going about his usual police business for the apparent situation.

      YMMV

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  24. Major Styles says:

    I am surprised that Obummer did not give the attacker a medal of honor.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. MrE says:

    Lemme go find my shocked face… Nope couldn’t find it anywhere.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. shadowcole says:

    Good on you mate, a dead illegal? Too bad, so sad.

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  27. Ono says:

    Ask any Mexican citizen who they fear most.

    Ask any frequent traveler to Mexico who they fear most.

    “We also have information that leads us to believe that in 2007 he was actually a federal police officer for the Mexican Police.” 

    Federalizes..’

    If you have ever had to deal with them, you know… they are the most corrupt people you can imagine. They are the black eye of Mexico, they are bought and paid for by the drug cartels. They are the criminals. If you do not have enough cash on hand to buy your way out of a jamb…Then it is jail.

    In Mexico federalizes carry full auto weapons. They do not use them to arrest criminals. They use them to murder and terrorize the law abiding people of Mexico.

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  28. Chris Hiscock says:

    LOE should be extra cautious when dealing with latinos and foreigners for the next little while, if they are up for deportation, they really have nothing to lose. A American jail is still better than where they come from.
    and then there’s the ones who will think ambushing and domestic terror is alright like it is back home.

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  29. mazziflol says:

    “Leonard Penuelas-Escobar, 37, “is a known drug user but has no criminal history that we can find,”

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Liked by 1 person

    • kinthenorthwest says:

      Crossing the border illegally is a crime, staying in America is a crime….
      Oh come on.

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    • chris says:

      mazziflol,.

      “Leonard Penuelas-Escobar, 37, “is a known drug user but has no criminal history that we can find,”

      BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      ..Right,!..” EX-federal police officer “, known drug user + illegal alien…attempted LEO Killer..
      how many redflags warrant a criminal history anymore ?

      .. from what I am seeing in Mexico, ANY Mexican “Federales” should go to the front of the “Highly suspect” line..

      I am sure there is more of this story to come ..

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  30. Joe Collins says:

    Would enjoy seeing Trump fill the empty seats at his Inauguration with Angel Moms, or relatives of people killed by the illegals. Or perhaps fill those seats with relatives of slain LEOs, or wounded vets. How marvelous for those relatives to sit near all the elected elite and give those elected ones a piece of their minds prior to the ceremony!

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