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CA Sheriff Says Previously Deported Illegal Immigrant Shot Deputy

December 20, 2017  | 

Hugo Parral-Aguirre (Photo: Humboldt County SO)
Hugo Parral-Aguirre (Photo: Humboldt County SO)

The man suspected of shooting a three-year Humboldt County, CA, sheriff’s deputy in the left shoulder with a 12-gauge shotgun at a Ferndale dairy farm early Sunday morning was a Mexican national here illegally who was previously deported in 2015, according to Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal.

At a press conference Monday morning, Honsal said both the injured deputy, whose name is not being released at this time, and the suspect Hugo Parral-Aguirre, 30, are in stable condition and are no longer in the hospital. Hugo had three gunshot wounds after two deputies returned fire, Honsal said.

Honsal said the outcome was “very lucky” because the female deputy who was shot could have been killed if the shot had struck her a few inches away, the Times-Standard reports.

Sunday’s incident began shortly after midnight after a neighbor reported a dispute between two men in Ferndale, Honsal said. A deputy and a sheriff’s sergeant arrived on scene shortly before 12:50 a.m. in marked vehicles and approached a small barn-like structure on the property, according to Honsal. A woman then ran out of the door of the residence saying she had been held against her will by Parral-Aguirre, who was allegedly trespassing, Honsal said. Investigators later learned that Parral-Aguirre had allegedly attempted to shoot the woman’s boyfriend earlier that evening, according to Honsal.

The deputy and sergeant drew their guns when they saw Parral-Aguirre in the barn, Honsal said. After both ordered Parral-Aguirre to drop his weapon, the suspect allegedly fired one round from a 12-gauge shotgun, striking the deputy in her left shoulder above her ballistic vest, according to Honsal. Both the deputy and sergeant returned fire while finding cover for both themselves and the woman at the scene, Honsal said. Parral-Aguirre was shot three times during the exchange of gunfire, Honsal said.

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Arby @ 1/3/2018 5:54 AM

Wow! Not too many better examples of staying in the fight than what this female deputy did. 12ga. blast to the shoulder and still returned fire while going for cover and assisting the civilian to safety, and the sergeant returning fire while doing the same thing - AND at least one of them hit the suspect, probably both with 3 hits on him. Either one of them can be my back-up any day. God speed to healing for the deputy. Keep the suspect in a U.S. jail for the maximum sentence, THEN send him back to Mexico!

Nothing against immigrants or aliens, they have and are helping to make this country great. Problem is with the "illegals," the word the liberals like to leave off when talking about how this guy was trying to make a better life for his family back in ... blah, blah, blah, until a member of their family is victimized. Nothing turns a liberal into a conservative faster than being victimized by the folks whose cause they supported with their tearful speeches.

Thomas @ 1/13/2018 4:51 PM

Really, this illegal was in California the proclaimed sanctuary state. Deported before and back. Wonder how the Sheriff feels about their new state law on illegals. Maybe the Sheriff should be asking his legislature about this type of happening. One can only say by the Grace of God no one died that day.

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