PICTURED: Mexican illegal immigrant drug addict shot dead by hero passerby after his 'ambush-style attack' on Arizona state trooper

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A hero passerby shot dead a Mexican drug addict after the man opened fire and beat an Arizona state trooper's head into the ground.

Leonard Penuelas-Escobar shot trooper Edward Andersson twice on an interstate west of Phoenix, before he was killed by a Good Samaritan passerby, on Thursday.

Penuelas-Escobar - Influence - Drugs - Time - Department

Penuelas-Escobar, who was believed to be under the influence of drugs at the time, shouted in Spanish at the 27-year department veteran before shooting and beating him in an 'ambush-style attack'.

The 37-year-old drug user was in the country illegally and is believed to have once worked as a Mexican police officer, the Department of Public Safety Director Frank Milstead said on Monday.

Incident - Trooper - Andersson - Emergency - Call

The incident began when Trooper Andersson was responding to an emergency call that reported shots fired from a median of a remote stretch of Interstate 10, west of Phoenix.

On his way he came across a wreck, where Penuelas-Escobar's car had rolled over and ejected his girlfriend, 23-year-old Vanessa Monique Lopez-Ruiz, from the vehicle. She was later pronounced dead.

Andersson - Flares - Motorists - Penuelas-Escobar - Fire

Andersson stopped to investigate and began to set up flares to slow down oncoming motorists. As he was doing so Penuelas-Escobar began to open fire on him with a 9mm pistol, ABC 15 reported.

The trooper was shot between the right shoulder and chest, once or possibly twice, Milstead said in a news conference on Monday.

Man - Andersson - Blows - Fists - Trooper

Then the man began to physically attack Andersson, and landed blows with his fists and beat the trooper's head on the ground in what...
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