Arizona Shooting Victim Arrested After Death Threat To Tea Party Leader

Posted by | January 16, 2011 09:06 | Filed under: Top Stories

James Eric Fuller, who was shot in the knee and back at the Tucson Safeway, objected to something a tea party leader said at a town hall forum, took a picture of him, and shouted, “You’re dead!” The 63-year-old was arrested on disorderly conduct charges and brought to a hospital for a mental health evaluation.

It was when Tucson Tea Party co-founder Trent Humphries suggested that any conversation about gun control be delayed until after the funerals of all the victims that Fuller became agitated.

When State Rep. Terri Proud (R-Tucson) rose to explain and clarify current and proposed gun legislation in the state, several people groaned or booed her. One of those booing, according to several witnesses, was Fuller. Witnesses sitting near Fuller told KGUN9 News that Fuller was making them feel very uncomfortable.

The event wrapped up a short time later. Deputies then escorted Fuller from the room. As he was being led off, Fuller shouted loudly to the room at large. Several witnesses said that what they thought they heard him shout was, “You’re all whores!”

A Pima County Sheriff’s spokesman told KGUN9 News that the department has charged Fuller with one count of threats and intimidation, and said they plan to charge him with at least one count of disorderly conduct. Humphries told KGUN9 News that he does plan to press those charges.

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