A sheriff’s deputy in Kittitas County, WA, was killed in the line of duty on Tuesday after a suspect opened fire on him and another officer.
It later emerged that the suspect, identified as Juan Manuel Flores Del Toro, was a Mexican national who was living in the U.S. illegally.
“At 7:42 p.m., deputies attempted to stop a vehicle related to the driving complaint. The suspect failed to stop, resulting in a pursuit into the City of Kittitas,” authorities said in a press release.
“The vehicle came to a stop at the end of Pierce Street in Kittitas. The suspect exited the vehicle and exchanged gunfire with a Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputy and a Kittitas Police Officer,” the release continued. “The deputy received a fatal gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at Kittitas Valley Hospital.”
The slain deputy’s name is Ryan Thompson. He was 42 years old.
The Kittitas Police Officer also suffered a gunshot wound and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
ICE released a statement on Thursday revealing the suspected killer’s immigration status, KIRO-TV reported.
"Juan Manuel Flores Del Toro, a citizen of Mexico, was unlawfully present in the United States. He entered the U.S. on April 11, 2014 through a Laredo, Texas Land Port of Entry on a Temporary Agricultural Worker (H-2A) visa,” ICE said. “U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has no record of Flores Del Toro leaving the U.S., nor extending his visa after it expired."
Kittitas County Sheriff Gene Dana called the shooting the "worst incident in my 45-plus years in law enforcement."
“Last night, we lost one of our finest,” the sheriff said.
The media should ask every single Democrat who claims illegal immigration is not a "criss" about this brutal killing.