Meth Addict Opens Fire on Officers From the Back of Squad Car With .25 He Kept in His Butt
We’ve seen at least a couple of stories where women have hidden those small .22 derringers in their lady parts (here and here), but this is the first semi-auto we’ve heard about being stored inside of someone’s body.
The gun in question was a Raven .25ACP. While those guns are pretty small, they certainly aren’t THAT small.
Denver detectives observed 32-year-old Isaac Vigil smoking meth, made the arrest and called for a patrol car to take him to jail. Despite being searched, the butt gun was not located.
According to First Coast News,
After his arrest, police say Vigil threatened several times to shoot the officers and that he wanted to die. He also allegedly told police he had been smoking meth for three days and did not want to go back to prison. He was searched before being put in the back of the police car, but officers noted it was difficult to search him because he was “highly agitated.” According to the DA’s report, Denver Police officers searched Vigil three times before putting him in the back of the patrol car.
Officers say when they arrived at the police district, Vigil refused to get out of the car and fired two shots from behind his back. That’s when police shot at him, injuring him in the stomach.
The officer who failed to locate the gun was investigated by the district attorney who determined that the officer’s negligence was not criminal in nature.
The suspect is now facing charges of attempted murder in addition to his original, relatively minor, drug charges.