The morning after the deadliest day for law enforcement since 9/11, the violence rages on.
One group claiming responsibility has vowed to keep the attacks coming, encouraging their followers to “join our thousands of sniper assassins worldwide in the fight against oppression.” Whether or not this shooting was related, apparently others indeed got the memo. Breitbart reports:
Authorities say a man opened fire on a police officer investigating a report of a damaged vehicle in south Georgia and was wounded when an officer returned fire.
Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress says the officer also was wounded, but both men are expected to survive. He says the officer was shot “multiple times” but is going to be fine.
The suspect was not identified. Childress would not discuss a possible motive.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesman Scott Dutton says one of the shots hit the officer in the abdomen, just below his protective vest. Other shots hit the officer’s vest. Dutton said it’s early in the investigation, but there’s nothing to indicate that the shooting was related to the ambush of police officers in Dallas.
This was but one of two attempted police assassinations in Georgia today. Breitbart also reported, A suspect has been arrested after allegedly opening fire on a police officer in Roswell, Georgia, early Friday morning. The suspect is identified as “21-year-old Victor Alonzo Majia Nunez.”
According to WSB-TV, the unnamed officer was patrolling in “the area of Old Roswell Road and Commerce Parkway” when Nunez allegedly fired a shot at him from a passing vehicle. The officer was not hit.
The officer gave chase and Nunez crashed his vehicle “after a short pursuit.” No injuries were incurred during the crash. Nunez was arrested at the scene of the crash.
Whether or not they share the same motivations as the Dallas snipers is a mystery. The story is still developing, and the motives aren’t yet completely clear.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]