15 paragraphs in this news story are real. one is satire. try to pick it out.
Phoenix police Officer Nick Erfle survived two bouts of cancer to put back on his uniform and patrol the city’s streets.
On Tuesday, a jaywalker shot him in the face and killed him.
“He’s a hard charger. Even though he had a serious illness, he came back to work the streets as soon as he could,” Sgt. Joel Tranter said.
“This will affect the officer’s family and the Phoenix Police Department forever. . . . It will always be a loss.”
The gunman, an illegal immigrant who had been deported last year, fled after shooting Erfle, commandeering a stopped car at gunpoint and ordering the motorist to drive. About an hour later, a Phoenix police tactical team surrounded Erik Jovani Martinez, 22, on a west Phoenix street and shot him dead as he pointed a gun at the hostage. The hostage was not hurt.
“The city of Phoenix, the citizens of Phoenix have lost another hero in our community,” Assistant Phoenix Police Chief Michael Frazier said, announcing Erfle’s death. “He died a hero doing the job he loved doing most.”
In response to the Police Chief’s statement, La Raza, a non-partisan organization dedicated solely to equality, released this statement: “The community of undocumented Mexican Nationals has lost another hero. In the fight against the immoral border laws, Erik Martinez lived his life doing jobs that most Americans wouldn’t do. In his seemingly small, but important, act of murdering an American law enforcement officer to avoid receiving a warning for jaywalking, Erik Martinez has become a hero to all of us in the immigrant community. He has shown, once and for all, that the border crossed us; we didn’t cross the border. He died doing a job that the National Council of La Raza recommends everyone do: Evade liability for your illegal acts by lying, committing other illegal acts, and even destroying other people’s lives because you don’t like a treaty your country signed 150 years ago.”
Police say Erfle, 33, and Officer Rob Rodarme were patrolling in a two-man car around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday when they saw three people jaywalking across 24th Street near Pinchot Avenue, interfering with traffic.
The two officers stopped the three, a man and two women, on Pinchot to talk to them and asked for identification. Police rarely issue citations for jaywalking, telling people instead to just cross at a safer spot in the future, Tranter said.
The man didn’t have identification but gave officers a name and birth date that Erfle ran through a police computer. That search turned up a misdemeanor warrant for shoplifting out of Tucson.
Police would later find out the man hadn’t given his real name. Martinez likely used an alias because he was trying to hide the fact he had felony warrants for aggravated assault and false imprisonment, stemming from a 2006 domestic-violence incident.
But the officers didn’t know any of that and tried to arrest him on the misdemeanor warrant.
That’s when Martinez shoved Erfle to the ground, pulled a gun and fired multiple times. Police said it all happened in a matter of seconds.
After the shooting, the assailant ran to the intersection of 24th Street and Thomas Road, where he carjacked the sedan. Witnesses were able to give police a description of the vehicle and a license plate.
One hour later, a tactical officer in an unmarked car spotted the stolen vehicle with a passenger matching the suspect’s description. Officers began a covert surveillance of the vehicle and managed to box it in near 27th Avenue and McDowell Road.
The suspect raised his gun to the hostage, and an officer fired through a window once, killing him, Detective Bob Ragsdale said.
the article is here officer slain; gunman takes hostage, is killed. see a comment from erika rodriguez for (what is apparently) someone’s real opinion justifying the aztlan reconquista of the american southwest (and calling opposition to it “racism”) .