VIDEO: Wanted Rapist Pulls Gun On Cops, Now There's One Less Rapist In The World

Luis Arreguin-Lara was wanted on felony warrants for kidnapping and raping a woman when Tulsa police fatally shot him.

Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix police on Tuesday released bodycam video from a shooting that occurred when a suspect wanted on suspicion of kidnapping, sodomy, and sexual battery charges pulled a gun on police officers (video below).

The incident occurred just before 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 after Phoenix police officers on patrol stopped to assist a disabled vehicle with its hazard lights on near East Pine Street and North Harvard Avenue, KTUL reported.

The woman sitting in the disabled SUV told police she was just having car trouble and her ex-boyfriend had gone to get a part.

"She said she was experiencing problems with her wheels, a lug nut had fallen off,” Tulsa Police Sergeant Shane Tuell told KTUL. “She said her ex-boyfriend had gone to get something to fix it, and he was on his way back."

Bodycam video showed the officer told the woman that he had spotted drug paraphernalia in her vehicle and she told them it belonged to her ex-boyfriend, 50-year-old Luis Arreguin-Lara, KOTV reported.

The officer told the woman that she was being detained while he searched her vehicle and then put her in handcuffs, the video showed.

The video showed the officer found a number of glass pipes in the SUV when he conducted a brief search.

A few minutes later, Arreguin-Lara rolled up on a bicycle, carrying a tire iron.

One of the officers asked Arreguin-Lara to get off the bike and put down the tire iron, and at first the video showed it appeared he would comply

Then all of a sudden, he turned to the right and reached, and when he turned back toward officers, he held a pistol in his right hand.

"He turned his right hip sideways to get his hip away from the officers and began digging at his hip, and that was a key indicator to the officers he may have a weapon, and sure enough, he did," Sgt. Tuell told KTUL.

Three officers opened fire on Arreguin-Lara and he died at the scene, KOTV reported.

Bodycam video showed more than one of the officers told supervisors at the scene that they believed the suspect had only managed to get off one shot before they neutralized him.

Whether that was actually the case has yet to be determined, but Sgt. Tuell said it shouldn’t matter, KTUL reported.

“But ultimately, when you produce a firearm in the manner that he did, it was very threatening. They felt like, at the very minimum, their lives were in danger and [they] had to make that quick decision," the sergeant explained.

At the time of his death, Arreguin-Lara was wanted on felony warrants stemming from an incident where he allegedly kidnapped a woman and took her to a storage unit where he brutally raped her, KOTV reported.

Court records showed that he left his victim locked in the storage unit and used his car to block the door and trap her.

According to an affidavit, Arreguin-Lara’s wife found the woman being held hostage and helped her escape, KOTV reported.

All three officers who fired at Arreguin-Lara have been returned to active duty since the shooting.

The district attorney’s office is still investigating and will make the final determination as to whether the officer-involved shooting should be considered justified, KOTV reported.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below:

Comments (48)
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ScaleriBrosLawyer
ScaleriBrosLawyer

Hmm. Maybe Oregon should watch this since they decided that cops can no longer investigate anything on traffic stops above and beyond the initial traffic infraction...

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

Shoot that piece of shit some more since he isn't responding to commands (dead or not!).

nadkram
nadkram

Absolutely no lose to this world what so ever... the officers should have reloaded.

Bubba B
Bubba B

I’m confused:Did this happen in Tulsa,or Phoenix???

LEO0301
LEO0301

Good thing this didn't happen in OK or the officers would have been indicated.

daddyooo
daddyooo

It happened in Tulsa and they grabbed the article from a AZ paper

Mike bass
Mike bass

Ummm..can we assume he's probably here illegally... Just throw him on a dumpster and call it a day...let him fertilize the ground

ArizonaG30
ArizonaG30

Phoenix, AZ is 1,084 miles from Tulsa. That's a long drive for Tulsa PD

NealZ
NealZ

well byeeeee

bryantrent
bryantrent

glad the sob is gone

tkshields
tkshields

one less pedro for ice to worry about

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

Another happy ending

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Why did he ride up knowing that truck was dirty, girlfriend cuffed up and he was wanted?! I am glad he did, but it shows how brain dead these POS really are! Great job done by all 🙏🏼💙🇺🇸

Stanracer
Stanracer

You point and/or shoot a gun at the police, you get shot. Lesson learned.👍👍

MajScallywag
MajScallywag

I like stories like this, another criminal asshole taking a permanent dirt nap!! Good riddance you piece of shit.

CloserFocus
CloserFocus

I like how they just let him lie/bleed w/o any help from an ambulance. Just let the time roll, till the SOB is dead, if he isn’t already. That should be standard procedure. Let the clock tick away! Sad that another desperate woman wasted time on another thug & then was all undone about him being taken down. Brainless fools w/zero self esteem, self respect or love. Too many of them around, too. They help these thugs.

investigator
investigator

GREAT job Officers!!!!!

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

I get a kick out of the "Graphic " content warning. I am not at all upset at piles of feces ending up bloody spam. The dumb Broad is screaming ?? She's emotional for a fking Rapist ? . He should have been hog tied naked and dumped in a corned at Maximum security prison. He could enjoy a gang bang.

DarrellB
DarrellB

...and yet there are Police Chiefs and civic leaders that believe that the Officers should have "talked him down" or ask him not to shoot them BEFORE being ALLOWED to defend themselves. I am sooooo glad that asinine thinking like that is still isolated.

dcoskrey
dcoskrey

This is ridiculous. They didn't even try to talk him down or deescalate the situation. They should have easily been able to shoot the gun out of his hand. Then when he reached down for it they could have just shot him in the hand. Then kept shooting the gun so it jumps around on the ground. You know, like on Pale Rider. Don't they teach trick shooting in the academy these days? That poor guy. He was just trying to change a flat tire for that lady. So sad.

JrzDvl
JrzDvl

does anyone proofread these articles?... "Tulsa police shot him"....and then the next two paragraphs, detail how it unfolded in Phoenix...SMH... its CONSTANT with Blue Lives Matter...

ikaika
ikaika

Outstanding job of protecting and serving! I hope these officers can rest easy.