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Barricaded Suspect Who Shot Calif. Deputy Planned Ambush

April 18, 2012  | 

The former security guard suspected of gunning down the Stanislaus County (Calif.) Sheriff's deputy and locksmith who tried to evict him had planned an extended ambush of officers.

The body of James Ferrario, 45, was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound when authorities entered the charred Modesto four-plex. Ferrario's fatal shooting of Deputy Robert Paris and locksmith Glendon Engert resulted in an 11-hour standoff with law enforcement. During the barricade, the home caught fire.

Ferrario's body was found in the bathroom of the home surrounded by 22 firearms, 17 of which were rifles or shotguns. He had two high-powered assault rifles, an M16 and an SKS, reports the Modesto Bee.

Authorities also found 500 rounds of ammunition, police scanners and security cameras mounted around the apartment, allowing Ferrario to monitor the front door and the area surrounding his residence. Police also found several gallons of water.


Calif. Deputy's Shooting Leads To 11-Hour Standoff

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Rick @ 4/20/2012 8:38 AM

Here we go again with the whole 'assault rifle' term. Californians can purchase legal AR's, AK's and SKS's and they are not classified as assualt weapons. Take a legal 'off list' (off the assualt weapons list) AR-15 or AR-10 and take off the bullet button or take off a monsterman grip and you have just made an 'assault weapon'. People in CA are scared with the prisons letting out criminals and crime going up as LEO's are laid off and these types of rifles are being bought in record numbers; but they are being bought legally.

[email protected] @ 4/20/2012 10:33 PM

RIP Officer Paris & Mr. Engert. I'll assume the list of weapons was compiled by the media due to the discriptions. And it must have been huge bathroom.

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