Marking the first official act of extreme violence after Arizona enacted a tough new illegal immigration law, a Central Arizonan Sheriff was shot in the stomach with an AK-47 by alleged group of illegal aliens.
The shooting took place after the Sheriff Deputy spotted a group of illegal smugglers. The Deputy was able to radio in the incident, and he has been airlifted to a Phoenix, Arizona hospital is condition is unknown.
The attack on a law enforcement deputy comes after Arizona steps up their crack down on illegal immigration.
“Over the past 12 months we’ve seen an increase in the amount of drugs, and an increase in violence that has been going on in this particular corridor,” Tammy Villar Pinal County sheriff’s Lt. told KPNX news. “We’ve had increasing concerns in this area about being outmanned and outgunned, and unfortunately this evening, this is coming true.”
It’s also worth pointing out that Border Patrol agents have been told at daily musters that the Mexican drug cartels have put a $250 thousand bounty on their lives.