Skip to comments.Man Shot in Tucson Rampage Is Arrested at a TV Taping [ James Eric Fuller
Posted on 01/16/2011 1:26:06 PM PST by NoLibZone
TUCSON A victim of the shooting spree here that killed six people and wounded 13, including Representative Gabrielle Giffords, was arrested Saturday after he spoke threateningly at a televised forum intended to help this stricken city heal, the police and witnesses said.
The man, J. Eric Fuller, 63, a military veteran who supports Ms. Giffords, was involuntarily committed for a 72-hour mental health evaluation, said Jason Ogan, a spokesman for the Pima County sheriffs.
The sheriff's office has forwarded charges against Mr. Fuller of threats and intimidation, as well as disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors, to the county attorney's office, Mr. Ogan said.
State Representative Terri Proud, a Republican, was sitting two rows behind Mr. Fuller. The topic of gun control came up in the forum, she said, and one of the speakers made a comment about a bill introduced recently in Arizona that would allow faculty members on college campuses with concealed weapons permits to carry guns.
At that point, Ms. Proud said, Mr. Fuller blurted out to Mr. Humphries, Youre dead.
Mr. Fuller then began to behave in a very odd manner, she said. He was making inappropriate comments.
About five police officers surrounded Mr. Fuller and escorted him out. As he was leaving, Ms. Proud said, he turned and yelled, Youre all whores!
Mr. Fuller was also involved in a confrontation on Jan. 8, shortly before the attack on Ms. Giffords, which occurred at an event she held for her constituents outside a Safeway supermarket. He said in a long interview last week with The New York Times that he had argued there with a man he described as a former Marine after a heated discussion over politics. Gabriel Zimmerman, an aide to Ms. Giffords, separated the two.
Mr. Zimmerman was killed in the attack later that
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My comment from an earlier thread;
Non-deep pocket with a lot of heart. Began life as a computer operator, military service leading to non-physical disability, unable to resume career, left main stream and lived in small towns for a decade studying library books and piano, moved into Tucson in 1994 and worked as a Chauffeur for most of 10 years, presented state-wide initiatives at libraries, worked elections, in 09 worked at the Census Bureau as a field rep and a clerk.
Non-physical disability? Nutbag?
He was driven to threats of violence against Republicans by the hatred and vitriol spewed by the New York Times.
I’d like proof that J. Eric Fuller was actually at the event.
I’d be willing to bet that no proof exists.
I’ve been searching for that proof since it happened. Not a single witness has placed J. Eric Fuller at the Safeway during the shooting.
Now the new narrative is that he said to the officers......what’s your hurry.
The lies from the make it up media never end.
I'm sure it was space limitations that prevented the Old Gray Whore from mentioning anything about the victim having something to do with the Tea Party.
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