Denverite shot and arrested in Seattle for cop killing, firebombing

8 Nov

You may have read about the murder of a Seattle police officer last week.  That story is here at action at anarchist news.  Today we read a suspect was shot and arrested, and hails from right here in Denver.  Our total solidarity to Christopher Monfort.  Until cops are but a memory:

SEATTLE – A man shot by police as he was sought in connection with the Halloween killing of a Seattle police officer has been identified as 41-year-old Christopher Monfort of Denver.

At a news conference, Seattle assistant police chief Jim Pugel said that a search Saturday of Monfort’s apartment turned up two rifles and improvised explosive devices, which were disarmed by police before they were removed.

Monfort was in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center Saturday. Hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg-Hanson says he underwent hours of surgery Friday and arrived at the hospital in critical condition.

Police say Monfort is suspected of killing Officer Timothy Brenton, who was fatally shot Oct. 31 as he sat in a car with rookie Officer Britt Sweeney after a traffic stop. Sweeney was grazed in the neck.

from kdvr.com

UPDATES:

Charges are pending against a man suspected in the Halloween-night slaying of a Seattle police officer and the Oct. 22 firebombings of four police vehicles.

Police spokesman Mark Jamieson says prosecutors plan to announce formal chargers against 41-year-old Christopher Monfort at a press conference Monday.

Monfort remained hospitalized in serious condition Sunday after being shot by detectives in the parking lot of his suburban apartment complex on Friday. The detectives were pursuing a tip that a car at the complex matched the description of a vehicle seen nearby when officer Timothy Brenton was killed.

Authorities say the detectives opened fire after Monfort pulled a handgun.

from the Associated Press.

November 12: Christopher Monfort was charged with “aggravated first-degree murder,” a charge that could carry the death penalty.  The state also filed three counts of attempted first-degree murder.

November 12: Christopher Monfort is paralyzed from the waist down.

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