King5 News reported that Deputy Ryan Thompson of Kittitas County, Washington, was fatally shot on Tuesday by Juan Manuel Flores Del Toro, a Mexican national who had overstayed his H2-A visa. A Kittitas City officer was shot in the leg.
“Juan Manuel Flores Del Toro, a citizen of Mexico, was unlawfully present in the United States. He entered the U.S. on April 11, 2014 through a Laredo, Texas Land Port of Entry on a Temporary Agricultural Worker (H-2A) visa. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has no record of Flores Del Toro leaving the U.S., nor extending his visa after it expired.” ICE Statement
Juan Manuel Flores Del Toro
On Tuesday, at around 7:37 p.m., Kittitas County responded to a call about a possible road rage incident. Deputy Thompson, 42, attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver led the officer into a pursuit and exited I90 into the city of Kittitas. At that point a Kittitas City officer, Benito Chavez, 22, joined the pursuit.
Del Toro finally stopped his car in the city and began shooting at the officers. The Chief stated that neither officer was aware that Del Toro was armed until he started
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