Death threat at ABC-TV Town Hall event Saturday – KGUN9 On Your Side, Tucson News, Weather & Sports

Toward the end of the town hall meeting Saturday morning, one of the shooting victims, J. Eric Fuller, took exception to comments by two of the speakers: Ariz. state Rep. Terri Proud, a Dist. 26 Republican, and Tucson Tea Party spokesman Trent Humphries.

According to sheriff’s deputies at the scene, Fuller took a photo of Humphries and said, “You’re Dead.”

Deputies immediately escorted Fuller from the room.

Pima County Sheriff’s spokesman Jason Ogan said later Saturday that Fuller has been charged with threats and intimidation and he also will be charged with disorderly conduct.

Among the dignitaries at the town hall taping were Mayor Bob Walkup, U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva and former Congressman Jim Kolbe.

ABC News dubbed the town hall, “After the Tragedy:  An American Conversation Continued.”

A press released stated that the event will restart the conversation that Giffords began.  “Among those who will join the Town Hall: family members of victims, citizens who took heroic action and community leaders,” the press release stated.

A KGUN9 News crew was at the town hall. KGUN9 will air a report on KGUN9 News Saturday at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Saturday’s  10 p.m. newscast will be a one hour 9 On Your Side special report entitled, “One Week Later.”

Over at Fleece Me, Colin has some info on the latest brouhaha to come out of the Tuscon massacre

ToM has picked up the story. Now perhaps we’ll get some expert commentary on it.

Death threat at ABC-TV Town Hall event Saturday – KGUN9 On Your Side, Tucson News, Weather & Sports.

2 thoughts on “Death threat at ABC-TV Town Hall event Saturday – KGUN9 On Your Side, Tucson News, Weather & Sports

  1. I am saddened by that. I believe that is the guy that survived another shooting as well and was shot through the foot and back in this shooting. I’m sure he is not in his right mind, and he has some right to be angry after what happened. But man, that is not the right response…

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