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Tapes of the shooting being examined by the FBI, Judge Roll pushes man out of the line of fire...thoughts?

The shooting left six people dead and at least 13 others wounded including Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords at a Tucson shopping center.

On the surveillance video, according to people who have seen the tape, Roll, 63, pushes bystander Ron Barber to the ground in an attempt to get him out of the line of fire. Both men hit the ground. Barber survived his wounds, but Roll, who was shot in the back, did not.

The tapes are in the custody of the FBI and won't likely be released until trial but they vividly show the sequence of events that unfolded the morning of Jan. 8.

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Asked by sweet-a-kins at 11:06 AM on Jan. 19, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • What a courageous thing for him to do. Peace be with his family.

    Answer by Scuba at 11:07 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • The 22-year-old gunman had been bent on targeting Giffords since meeting her at similar event in 2007, authorities said. She is in serious condition after the bullet traveled the length of her brain.

    The video shows Loughner turning toward a group of people sitting in chairs, then stepping out of view. Kastigar said that's when Loughner indiscriminately fired at the seated group and turned toward U.S. District Judge John Roll and Giffords aide Ron Barber.

    Kastigar said Loughner shot Barber, and almost simultaneously Roll moved Barber toward the ground and both crawled beneath the table, with Roll getting on top of Barber in an apparent effort to shield him.

    Roll was then shot in the back; he and five others died from their injuries. Thirteen people were wounded.


    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 11:08 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • Another good guy

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:08 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 11:08 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • Brave, tragic and sad.

    Answer by SuperChicken at 11:09 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • He did an amazing thing.

    Answer by tiddliwinks at 11:09 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • Heroic and tragic at the same time.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:13 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • I hope they NEVER release this tape...

    I think the judge deserves recognition for his life and his actions right before his death,,,


    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 11:16 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • It's an example of something heartwarming that can come from such a terrible tragedy. That just as one person unleashes hell, another acts in a way that exemplifies the epitome of the human spirit.


    Answer by mrsmom110 at 11:45 AM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • That's very brave of him. I hope his family finds peace in his heroism.


    Answer by parrishsky at 1:36 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

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