Man Gets Pulled Over, Fires AR-15 at Cop

Cop is fine, man is in hospital after return fire
By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2013 12:12 PM CDT
Man Gets Pulled Over, Fires AR-15 at Cop
An AR-15 rifle is shown.   (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

A valuable lesson in how not to react when a cop pulls you over: A Colorado man who was pulled over for driving without his headlights just after 2am today exited his car and opened fire at a police officer with an AR-15-style rifle. The cop survived uninjured, but the unnamed 28-year-old suspect was not so lucky: The officer returned fire, shooting him at least three times, the Coloradoan reports. The suspect had to be airlifted to the hospital, and is now in critical condition. (It's been a rough week for Colorado police; another officer got kicked outside a bar on Monday.)

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