This is Humberto Delgado, Jr.'s "previous booking photo."
And this is ol' shy Humberto after he was arrested for killing a Tampa cop. (Wonder what his "Facebook friends" think of him now?)
And what pray-tell was ol' Humberto doing pushing a shopping cart full of weapons and military gear down a Tampa street? More importantly, how was a fellow who apparently has had more than just a brush with the law able to buy firearms in quantity in another state?
Inquiring minds want to know. At least he doesn't fit the SPLC meme.
Two articles below, the first here:
Tampa Police Officer Shot, Killed
Heavily Armed Man In Custody, Charged With First-Degree Murder
POSTED: Thursday, August 20, 2009
TAMPA, Fla. -- An 11-year Tampa police veteran was allegedly shot and killed by a heavily armed man found pushing a shopping cart full of military gear up the street.
Officers who swarmed the scene chased down the suspect, 34-year-old Humberto Delgado. He was allegedly found with an assault rifle, three handguns and several clips of ammunition.
Cpl. Mike Roberts was responding to a suspicious person call when he encountered Delgado. Police said the two got involved in a struggle before Delgado pistol-whipped and shot the officer.
Assistant Chief Jane Castor said Delgado had two 9mm Glocks, a .22 caliber pistol and an AR-15 assault rifle in his possession. The cart he was pushing was full of military gear.
Castor said Roberts was wearing a bullet proof vest, but the the round hit Roberts in the arm and went into an area of his chest which was unprotected.
The 38-year-old officer leaves behind a wife and 3-year-old son. Roberts won a lifesaving award in 2005 and had served with the U.S. Air Force and Army.
Tampa police Chief Steve Hogue fought back tears as he spoke to reporters.
"It's a tragic day in Tampa today," Hogue said. "We've lost a veteran police officer."
Delgado was charged with first-degree murder of a police officer, aggravated assault of a police officer and carrying a concealed firearm.
Castor said Roberts was wearing a bullet-proof vest but the bullet went through his arm and into his chest through a small area that was unprotected.
Delgado then took off down Arctic Street.
By then backup crews had arrived. The officer's sergeant saw the officer down and saw the suspect.
The second one here:
Suspect arrested in Tampa officer's killing
Thursday, August 20, 2009
TAMPA (Bay News 9) -- A Tampa police officer was shot and killed in the Sulphur Springs area of Tampa Wednesday night.
Corporal Mike Roberts, 38, was investigating a suspicious person when he was shot.
The suspect, who police have identified as 34-year-old Humberto Delgado Jr., has been charged in the murder.
The shooting took place at Nebraska Avenue and E. Arctic Street.
"This was an exceptional officer who had just an absolutely excellent reputation not only as a police officer but as a human being," said Tampa police spokesperson Laura McElroy. "There is no doubt that he died a hero tonight protecting his community."
Police said they received a call at about 10 p.m. about a suspicious person. They said Roberts, an 11-year veteran officer, answered the call alone.
Roberts found Delgado, who lives in Oldsmar, pushing a shopping cart on Nebraska Ave. When he made contact with the man, Roberts discovered that the cart was loaded with weapons.
When Roberts tried to apprehend him, a violent struggle ensued, police said.
Delgado broke loose and ran across Nebraska Avenue.
Roberts pursued him on foot. Witnesses said Delgado then began pistol-whipping Roberts in the head before shooting him.
Delgado then pointed an AR-15 rifle at the sergeant, McElroy said.
The sergeant took cover and the suspect continued running.
The sergeant then went to Roberts, who was transported Tampa General Hospital. He was pronounced dead at 10:50 p.m.
Roberts was a husband and father of a 3-year-old son. He was an Air Force and Army veteran and had recently been promoted.
McElroy said witnesses called the police and told them where Delgado was located.
A police K-9 tracked him to a backyard at which point he threw down his gun and gave up.
Delgado had at least four weapons in the cart and in a backpack, police said. They found a receipt showing that Delgado bought many firearms in another state.
Roberts is the 27th Tampa police officer to be killed in the line of duty.
Delgado has been charged with first degree murder of a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer and carrying a concealed firearm.