Exclusive update! Shooting Near SaddleBrooke

VIA SBINSIDER| January 21st, 2024

An angry property owner who tried to remove trash left by a homeless encampment was attacked by two of the vagrants and had to fire his gun to defend himself, wounding one attacker.

According to our exclusive, confidential sources, SBINSIDER had learned that the property owner was fed up with the amount of trash being discarded on his property and the rampant drug use. He used a caterpillar to dig a hole and was in the process of burying the rubble at the encampment when he was attacked by two men:  James McLaughlin, and Clifford Bretthauer. 

Police are still searching for Bretthauer.

Reportedly the attacker got on top of the owner and the owner then pulled his weapon and fired into the belly of McLaughlin. The bullet apparently entered McLaughlin and traveled upward into the chest. At this date, he is hospitalized after Pima county deputies arrived and he was transported.

The man shot is know to residents of the area. The shooting  occurred off N. Twin Lakes Drive in the open space roughly behind Bashas and running north behind the Golden Goose, the retail stores frequently visited by SaddleBrooke residents.

The property owner has not been charged by the Pima County attorney, Laura Conover, at this time. She is know to be a progressive prosecutor and is facing a tough re-election from a fellow Democrat.

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Ron Bechky
Ron Bechky
1 month ago

What is the purpose of telling us that Conover is a progressive ? Introducing politics into a news story is journalistic malpractice.

Sharon Walker
Sharon Walker
1 month ago
Reply to  Ron Bechky

Just to get your goat😂

Gloria Wolf
BiggG
21 days ago
Reply to  Ron Bechky

We just saw Alvin Bragg, a progressive, release alleged criminals who kicked and punched police officers in New York. I do think the politics of the prosecutor does have something to do with it.

Bonnie stutman
Bonnie stutman
1 month ago

Good story. But what is the point about politicizing comment about prosecutor? This obviously is a cut and dried situation for prosecution regarfless of one’s politicsl leanings.

Sharon Walker
Sharon Walker
1 month ago

The patrol here in HOA 1 tells us that we are not in any danger. Seems like this is pretty close to home if you ask me. What about illegal aliens?