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Video: Records Show Arizona Officer Murdered in His Patrol Car

May 28, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Records Show Arizona Officer Murdered in His Patrol Car

The man suspected of shooting and killing a Salt River police officer during the weekend had his rifle trained at Officer Jair Cabrera before the officer got out of his car, according to court documents released Monday.

The Arizona Republic is reporting that the suspect, Elijah Arthur, was in a Pontiac that Officer Cabrera stopped about 3 a.m. Saturday near Pima and Chaparral roads, and that Arthur used the roof of the Pontiac to balance the weapon as Cabrera was still in his car, according to court records.

Arthur fired twice, according to court documents, striking the side mirror of Cabrera's car first and then hitting Cabrera in the head.

Arthur was arrested soon after the shooting hiding in a nearby parking lot.

Tags: Officer Down, Cop Killers, Officer Involved Shootings, Salt River (Ariz.) PD


Comments (5)

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Ima Leprechaun @ 5/29/2014 1:52 AM

My condolences to Officer Cabrea's family and to his department. Suing the suspect civilly for this heinous crime should also be considered since he is seeking to evade being prosecuted on the grounds he is mentally incompetent. One way or the other he should be held accountable. In court, the suspect seemed to be enjoying the attention and has acted as though this charge is not serious. I was surprised he was apprehended without incident.

GP Cobb @ 5/29/2014 6:03 PM

Historically there would be no time, no court, git a rope...........

TheRookie @ 5/29/2014 10:05 PM

To many, To often, To sad. R.I.P. Officer Cabrea. May your loved ones & Departmental Family find some peace & comfort in the coming months.

All need to carry @ 6/1/2014 6:15 PM

My condolences to nobody all should be armed this way no one group can get off shooting people ---my suggestion ARMOR up better and expect to die everyday? Does not matter whether you wear some thick black belt with gadgets or carry a SAW Machine gun everyday, all day live by the guns expect to die by one whether JACK THUG or average POS crimminal ?period!@!!!

S.S. @ 6/9/2014 8:08 AM

Damn somebody give "all need to carry" a hug. Get back on your meds douche! My condolences and prayers go out to Officer Cabrea, his family and his family in blue.

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