Thomas Ornelas (9103)

5/8/2014: Ornelas was a convicted violent felon, out of prison but awaiting trial on charges stemming from a drive-by shooting. He was pulled over on the freeway when the state patrol stopped to offer assistance. As the troopers approached the car on on foot, Ornelas pulled a gun and shot one trooper in the leg. The trooper's partner returned fire, killing Ornelas. The injured trooper survived.

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