Just a Hunch

Trooper wounded in I-70 shootout in critical condition; Suspect shot dead ID’d as convicted killer – 7NEWS Denver TheDenverChannel.com

But CALL7 Investigator John Ferrugia learned from several sources the dead man is Thomas Ornelas, 41, who has a long criminal history that dates back to a murder he committed as a teenager. His history also includes several parole violations, repeated violations of a protection order, resisting arrest and attempted murder.

Ornelas has six other aliases listed on his record with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. One of the aliases includes the first name, “Sick.”

He was awaiting trial on attempted murder and other charges in Mesa County in September.

Sounds to me like this might be suicide by cop.  Scumsack wanted to die, but he wanted to take one of the cops he hates with him.


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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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