BCA agent injured, suspect killed during undercover drug operation

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A special agent with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was injured and a suspect fatally shot Tuesday during a drug task force operation.
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All American

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Aug 27, 2008
 

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Rad Rethuglican wrote:
Hey All American: What the heck are "meth worms?" Are they good for bass?
Meth worms are very good for Bass, but are very very hard to catch. meth users feel them crawling under their skin and pick at their skin to try to get them out, thus the sores all over their face and body.

If you can catch them, fish will come from miles away to get them. SO DONT SWIM IF YOU USE METH!!!
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First of all. He was not doing meth nor selling it. That much i know for positive. Second you have it all wrong about running the officer over. he was backing up to get away and the officer jumped into his way while he was driving. to try to stop the car. That means the officer put himself in danger not thother way around. the officer made the choice to jump in front of the car while it was moving. i do knwo this is the way it happened.
All American

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Aug 27, 2008
 
Rad Rethuglican wrote:
Hey All American: What the heck are "meth worms?" Are they good for bass?
Meth bugs are great for Bass, but very very hard to catch. They crawl under the meth users skin and the user pics at their skin to get them out. But they can never catch them, thus the scars and sores all over their face and body.

If you can catch them, fish swarm to them. Basic lesson here is that if you use meth, STAY OUT OF THE WATER!!

If you can get them
stray cats

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Aug 27, 2008
 
Firstonthebadlist wrote:
Welcome to Dodge county, we don't like stray cats or drug dealers. Hats off to our law enforcement officers. Anyone want to make a wager if the dead guy was a mexican ? Welcome to America.
Don't stop at stray cats. Get rid of all cats and drug dealers.
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Aug 27, 2008
 
hey john were you there? tell us what else hapened? we came after the fire trucks and before the cops got there. it looked like an accident scene, except the guy down in the parking lot. we were in a hurry and didn't pay much attention to the gossip. the parking lot never seems to be a good place to make a deal. was the guy even carrying at all? i mean did he have anything in his posession? this might be a very sad and hard to swallow ending. it is a sad situation but they better have had reason to shoot. if the cop did jump into the path of a fleeing man that is a different story. please tell what you can.
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John wrote:
First of all. He was not doing meth nor selling it. That much i know for positive. Second you have it all wrong about running the officer over. he was backing up to get away and the officer jumped into his way while he was driving. to try to stop the car. That means the officer put himself in danger not thother way around. the officer made the choice to jump in front of the car while it was moving. i do knwo this is the way it happened.
John, how naive are you ??? I'm proud that my tax dollars are supporting this type of law enforcement. The bad guy could have stopped. It's not the cops fault when some idiot runs away. People like you shouldn't breed.
Bystander

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Aug 27, 2008
 
Really BHL wrote:
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We don't ask the police to deal with the drug problem, the politicians do. And there's been no decrease in drug use since our "War on Drugs" started. We've spent BILLIONS of dollars worldwide, who knows how many (on both sides) killed, and put more people in prison than just about anywhere. For what? Nothing. It's easier now to find drugs than in the 1970s. The way we deal with drugs is BS. The policys put police officers and innocent bystanders at risk, and if they catch the dealer, another one moves in to take his place.
I feel bad for the injured officer, and for the one that had to shoot someone, imagine the guilt, even if it was justified. It's too bad they had to be in a situation that justified killing someone, but that's their job. And tomorrow, that dealers clients will have a new supplier. It's not the dealing drugs that led to his death (directly), he probably overreacted, and the officers felt threatened. My views on the drug policy aside, if you threaten police or deal drugs with the laws we have, you can only expect to have problems some day.
We need a safer, more effective way to deal with the drug problem. Now lets just hope this guys "estate" doesn't sue the police department.
Amnesty, maybe?
UR correct

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Firstonthebadlist wrote:
Welcome to Dodge county, we don't like stray cats or drug dealers. Hats off to our law enforcement officers. Anyone want to make a wager if the dead guy was a mexican ? Welcome to America.
Well, you were right on about the nationality of the perp. I didn't know 1 person could have that many names. You are the man.
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Aug 28, 2008
 
You stated: Do you know Mrs. D? Shes a wacko too. Meth is not a recreational drug, it kills people, horribley. The fact they have not released details is simple becouse its still under investigation, so don't be an idiot! And where I live, my neighbors don't use meth, they dont show any signs of meth worms or massive weight loss. Do some research! And move to a safer neighborhood if thats where you live!

Let me just remind everyone, this had nothign to do with Meth! Mario was not a meth dealer!!!!! And trust me, you would have no clue if the people around you were doing meth. I am a recoving meth addice, I held a steady job in a highly respected field, I never lost a lot of weight and you could never ever tell I was a user and I know several other people who you woudl never know used to be addicts. yes, I am clean now, but for those of you who have truly never experienced Meth first hand, you can't comment on it and have any justifiable evidence. You just can't, you haven't been there. He was a human being who was NOT dealing in meth, this had nothign to do with meth. And by the way, Dodge Center is a huuuuuge meth area in southeast mn. You would be a dumbass to raise kids in that city. I used to get a lot of meth from that area.
Really BHL

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Aug 28, 2008
 
He wasn't Mexican, he was Puerto Rican. Therefore, he didn't swim here, or come here illegally (which will be in the next few comments). I'm sure the immigrant bashers will have a field day with this one, because of the name, but they won't even bother to find out where he's from. He didn't have to sneak here, he has all the same rights and privliges of a US Citizen.

Where are the immigrant bashers on every other story? Hmmm, it was a Ramsey county employee, who is Mexican, that was involved with the police corruptions case in another story today. But he was the only HONEST ONE, that didnt' steal money. It was the two white guys that were friends with the sheriff. But no one even bothered to comment on that story.
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John wrote:
You stated: First of all. He was not doing meth nor selling it. That much i know for positive. Second you have it all wrong about running the officer over. he was backing up to get away and the officer jumped into his way while he was driving. to try to stop the car. That means the officer put himself in danger not thother way around. the officer made the choice to jump in front of the car while it was moving. i do knwo this is the way it happened."

I second that notion. I also know for a fact that is the way it happened. He was not intentionally trying to kill that cop. If you are panicking and backing up, you have no idea that someone is going to jump behind you. THis was a very very sad unintentional act that cost him his life. I'm not tryign to glamorize mario, but I do know he was a human who made some really bad choices. Does he deserve to be shot 9 times? Hell no. Did he try to kill that cop? Obvioiusly not, or he could have if he had wanted to and it wsa intentional. He was scared, he freaked out, he was trying to run...he wasnt' trying to kill anyone.
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Aug 28, 2008
 
yes, the cop did get in the path of the fleeing car. That is a fact. This was not intentional. yes, the drug deal had already gone down and included cocaine, guns and a large amount of cash. Moments after that, Mario realized something was going bad with the deal, he has been dealing with this undercover for quite some time. This was not a one time deal, this is an ongoing surveillance investigation.
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you said :
He wasn't Mexican, he was Puerto Rican. Therefore, he didn't swim here, or come here illegally (which will be in the next few comments). I'm sure the immigrant bashers will have a field day with this one, because of the name, but they won't even bother to find out where he's from. He didn't have to sneak here, he has all the same rights and privliges of a US Citizen.

Mario was born in Chihuahua, MX...he is not puerto Rican.
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Aug 28, 2008
 
As a citizen you have the right to NOT sell drugs or any other illegal activity. You have the right to work hard like other citizens. You have the right to support your children and family and not be on welfare. I'm just guessing here but I bet that we will be paying for his "family" for the rest of my life. Because the bad police killed their poor Dad. Do not take any personal responsibility for your own actions. The guy was the scum of the earth, his choices led to his death.
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Firstonthebadlist wrote:
As a citizen you have the right to NOT sell drugs or any other illegal activity. You have the right to work hard like other citizens. You have the right to support your children and family and not be on welfare. I'm just guessing here but I bet that we will be paying for his "family" for the rest of my life. Because the bad police killed their poor Dad. Do not take any personal responsibility for your own actions. The guy was the scum of the earth, his choices led to his death.
You are right on again. I hate it when people say "he made some bad choices." Live your life doing good and atoning for your mistakes.
The path this guy chose was to do the wrong things, over and over again. The moral of the story is that self-destructive behavior
ultimately led to his own destruction.
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Really BHL wrote:
He wasn't Mexican, he was Puerto Rican. Therefore, he didn't swim here, or come here illegally (which will be in the next few comments). I'm sure the immigrant bashers will have a field day with this one, because of the name, but they won't even bother to find out where he's from. He didn't have to sneak here, he has all the same rights and privliges of a US Citizen.
Where are the immigrant bashers on every other story? Hmmm, it was a Ramsey county employee, who is Mexican, that was involved with the police corruptions case in another story today. But he was the only HONEST ONE, that didnt' steal money. It was the two white guys that were friends with the sheriff. But no one even bothered to comment on that story.
You are worst kind of racist. Protesting the tratment of one group and then citing the skin color of another in making your accusations. Shame!
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Aug 28, 2008
 
I think we need a poll how many of you have run from the police??? I can say no.
Really BHL

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Aug 29, 2008
 
Capt Crunch wrote:
<quoted text>You are worst kind of racist. Protesting the tratment of one group and then citing the skin color of another in making your accusations. Shame!
Shame yourself, I wasn't bashing anyone, I was making a point about the posters on here. The minute they hear a foreign name associated with a crime, they come in droves to say "see they're all bad!" but when theres a story about a. someone with a foreign name doing something good or b. about a white person commiting a crime, they stay asleep all day, or arent' near a computer.

Sometimes race needs to be mentioned to prove a point. You can't talk to people in terms they don't understand, you have to mimic they're thought process to get a point across. If I hadn't said "white" it wouldn't have made much sense, would it?

And I'm white, so unless I'm racist against myself, I'd call myself a realist.
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onlooker wrote:
you said :
He wasn't Mexican, he was Puerto Rican. Therefore, he didn't swim here, or come here illegally (which will be in the next few comments). I'm sure the immigrant bashers will have a field day with this one, because of the name, but they won't even bother to find out where he's from. He didn't have to sneak here, he has all the same rights and privliges of a US Citizen.
Mario was born in Chihuahua, MX...he is not puerto Rican.
Gee, and according to this story, all his friends should be drug addict meth heads, which aren't known for having common sense, or knowing how to type.
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dodo wrote:
John wrote:
You stated: First of all. He was not doing meth nor selling it. That much i know for positive. Second you have it all wrong about running the officer over. he was backing up to get away and the officer jumped into his way while he was driving. to try to stop the car. That means the officer put himself in danger not thother way around. the officer made the choice to jump in front of the car while it was moving. i do knwo this is the way it happened."
I second that notion. I also know for a fact that is the way it happened. He was not intentionally trying to kill that cop. If you are panicking and backing up, you have no idea that someone is going to jump behind you. THis was a very very sad unintentional act that cost him his life. I'm not tryign to glamorize mario, but I do know he was a human who made some really bad choices. Does he deserve to be shot 9 times? Hell no. Did he try to kill that cop? Obvioiusly not, or he could have if he had wanted to and it wsa intentional. He was scared, he freaked out, he was trying to run...he wasnt' trying to kill anyone.
Problem is, if you sell drugs, guns, and cash, and put yourself in that situation, you can only expect that something will happen to you. The cop didn't know he was going to back up suddenly either. The police have the rights in this situation, and all drug dealers know it. You get involved with it, it doesn't matter how good of a human you were, no one is going to feel bad for you if you get shot by the police.

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