Arizona continues to keep it classy. From azcentral.com “Two killed in Eloy ambush near smuggling route“.
Around 10:30 p.m., an unknown number of people in camouflage armed with rifles ambushed a pick-up truck filled with a group of suspected illegal immigrants, according to a press release from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.
Detectives from the Pima County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene near the Ironwood Forest National Monument in southwest Eloy and found one person dead in the truck bed and another body in a nearby wash, the release said
From the Yuma Sun, “Dome Valley shooting and house explosion was plan to kill or injure sheriff deputies“
“The motive behind their plan is not known, but it was clear they fully intended to murder as many deputies as possible prior to taking their own lives,” Bratcher said. “These people absolutely had a plan, and I think they wanted to die and make as big of a scene as they could possibly make.”
The Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office, which performed a forensic autopsy on the remains, has positively identified the couple as Jesse Lee Firestone, 65, and his wife Diedre Firestone, 45. The cause of death was listed as suicide from intentional blast and from thermal injuries.