Tucson shooting victim arrested after making threat


Brad Poole
Reuters
January 16, 2011

(Reuters) – A victim of last week’s Arizona shooting rampage was arrested on Saturday and ordered to undergo a mental evaluation after threatening a Tea Party leader during the taping of a television show, police said.

James Eric Fuller, 63, who was shot in the knee on January 8, objected to comments from Trent Humphries, leader of the conservative Tea Party political movement in Tucson, during taping of a town hall meeting organized for an ABC News special program on the aftermath of the shootings.

Fuller stood, turned and snapped a picture of Humphries, said Pima County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jason Ogan.

“Then he yelled at him and said, ‘You’re dead,’” Ogan said.

Deputies arrested Fuller on charges of disorderly conduct and making a threat.

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