Mauricio Cruz (4712)

4/8/2009: Cruz irrationally claimed to own the small market where he was a regular customer, and that he was also an immigration agent. His behavior led to a physical struggle with a local officer in which Cruz gained the upper hand, beating the cop with a flower pot then pistol-whipping him with his own gun. A passing firefighter came to the officer's aid, and Cruz ended up fatally shot.

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