Let’s start with this: “Nobody at that home was arrested.” That would be the Odessa, Texas residence that the FBI raided which “led to several suspects arrested on charges of possession with intent to distribute drugs.” Of course it did. Otherwise, the Fibbies would look pretty stupid, raiding a house with neither perp nor incriminating evidence. Of course, what happened at the empty home makes them look pretty silly, regardless. Here’s Efrem Zimbalist Jr’s successor’s official statement:
“The FBI, along with the Odessa Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety and HSI [Hispanic-Serving Institutions?] executed arrest and search warrants early this morning in the Odessa, Texas area. Several individuals were arrested for possession with intent to distribute drugs and will have their initial appearance this afternoon. An FBI agent suffered non-life threatening injuries this morning. This is an ongoing investigation with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.”
According to nbcdfw.com, “Shaniqua Starling said she heard a gunshot, then saw the injured man limping down a ramp. Blood was on the porch and inside the residence.” You don’t have to be a federal law enforcement officer to connect those dots. But just in case you do . . .
Family says FBI and Odessa Police came to their house with guns drawn and entered searching every room. At one point the officer was in the back of the home when he accidently shot himself in the foot. The family says the officer then walked out of the home and was carried off by other officers.
Perhaps Ms. Starling should take the wounded agent to the range when he recovers for a little gun safety refresher and, afterwards, a nice bottle of Chianti. Our highly-trained, taxpayer-supported Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day deserves nothing less, and probably a lot more. [h/t MN]