Alabama Special Agent stabbed multiple times at McDonald’s – takes down attacker with help of Good Samaritan

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PHENIX CITY, AL – A special agent with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency who was stabbed multiple times Monday afternoon in Phenix City was able to capture his attacker with the aid of a Good Samaritan.

According to ALEA, Special Agent Don Carter of the agency’s State Bureau of Investigation was stabbed several times while on-duty in the parking lot of a Liberty gas station and McDonald’s restaurant along Hwy. 80 on April 4.

Despite his injuries, the injured officer pursued the assailant  and was able to take him into custody with the help of an unidentified bystander.

ALEA issued a press release highlighting the bravery of the officer and the Good Samaritan who came to his aid:

“SBI Special Agent (SA) Don Carter, who was on duty at the time of the incident, was able to apprehend the suspect. The Good Samaritan, who was also at the scene, assisted SA Carter in the apprehension of the suspect after SA Carter was assaulted.

“Once deputies with the Russell County Sheriff’s Office arrived, SA Carter was transported to a local area hospital for medical treatment.”

ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor called SA Carter and the Good Samaritan heroes:

“SA Carter is a true professional and dedicated public servant, even while injured, he was able to courageously apprehend the subject while simultaneously ensuring the safety of the public. His valor, resolve and brave actions will continue to provide us all with an example of true heroism as we pray for a speedy recovery.”

“I would like to personally thank the Good Samaritan who swiftly and bravely reacted to assist SA Carter, as well as the Russell County Sheriff’s Office, fellow ALEA personnel and other first responders who quickly responded to the scene to assist one of our own in a dire time of need.”

Taylor said SA Carter’s injuries were not life-threatening:

“We are extremely relieved to hear that Special Agent Carter’s injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.”

Authorities have not identified the suspect and the events leading up to the stabbing were not immediately released.

Alabama Special Agent stabbed multiple times at McDonald’s - takes down attacker with help of Good Samaritan

War on cops continues: Arizona deputy paralyzed after being stabbed in spinal cord by teen with scissors

March 27, 2022

 

PIMA COUNTY, AZ – A Pima County sheriff’s deputy was stabbed several times in the spine while responding to a call from a male who threatened to kill law enforcement officers.

Now the suspect is dead after another deputy shot him to stop the vicious assault.

On March 12, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department (PCSD) received a 911 call from a male who was later identified as 17-year-old Zakareya Ibrahim, KGUN9 reported.

The Pima Regional Critical Incident Team (PRCIT) said in the initial 911 report, the unidentified caller made several threats including “… I want to kill all you… I have scissors,” according to the report.

KGUN9 reported:

“Deputies arrived at the 3900 block of S. Rocky Peak Court just after 6:50 p.m. where the suspect, Zakareya Ibrahim, allegedly stabbed a one-year veteran of the PCSD Deputy Eduardo Toral, multiple times.

“According to PRCIT, prior to the stabbing, Ibrahim threw rocks at Toral’s patrol vehicle as he arrived.

“Toral gave several commands and asked Ibrahim to show his hands but [the suspect] ignored the commands. 

“Ibrahim approached Toral through the open driver’s side door and stabbed Toral with a pair of scissors until another deputy, Taylor Dunn, arrived at the scene and shot Ibrahim.”

AZ Central reported:

“Ibrahim then repeatedly stabbed the deputy, severely damaging his spinal cord, face and shoulder before another deputy shot Ibrahim. 

“Deputies rendered aid to Ibrahim and the deputy, though Ibrahim was later declared deceased at the scene.

“The media release included a picture of a pair of scissors discovered at the scene, though Tucson Police, which is handling the criminal investigation into the shooting, refused to specify whether they were the weapon involved in the stabbing. 

“The injured deputy has been identified as Eduardo Toral, a one-year veteran of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.

“The deputy who shot and killed Ibrahim was identified as Taylor Dunn — a three-year veteran.”

Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos spoke with KOLD News and suggested mental health may have played a role in this situation. The sheriff said:

″We still struggle with how we handle mental health. My personal belief is that dealing with mental health — that disorder — should not be a law enforcement function. There are people who are better equipped.”

Sheriff Nanos also confirmed that the suspect was dealing with mental health issues when he called 911 Saturday night.

The sheriff told KOLD News that they have a crisis response team to handle mental health cases, but he believes the deputy on scene may not have had time to make that call:

“This thing happened so fast and unfolded so quickly, literally that young officer was in a fight for his life and did all he could, which was very little to prevent this from happening.”

The sheriff also noted that things need to change when it comes to handling mental health calls and that he extended condolences to Ibrahim’s family.

KOLD News spoke with neighbors of the suspect.

One neighbor, who asked to remain anonymous, told the news station:

″I would say there were four shots maybe five at the most. So I didn’t think too much about it and then I heard immediately afterward a blood-curdling scream. It was the most awful scream.”

The neighbor also said he always greeted the family whenever he saw them. The morning after the shooting, he spoke with the suspect’s father and recalled:

″He was very distraught obviously and he was telling me, ‘Not a good day. My boy was killed last night.’ It floored me because I know the kid.”

In this report, KOLD News did not include additional feedback from community members or acquaintances who are familiar with the severely injured deputy.

However, the news station pointed out that Ibrahim’s family is originally from Sudan and that they came to Tucson in 2012 and had close ties with the Refugee Resource Center, which helped them adapt to life in the U.S.

Co-director Randiesia Fletcher told KOLD News:

″We’re very sad about Zakareya Ibrahim passing away. He was one of the young boys in the community that we watched grow.” 

KOLD News reported:

“The Refugee Resource Center as well as Ibrahim’s family are still hoping to uncover everything that happened the night he died.

“Sheriff Nanos says Deputy Eduardo Toral, who was stabbed with a pair of scissors, is still in serious condition, struggling with paralysis.

“The deputy who shot and killed Ibrahim has been identified as Taylor Dunn, a 3-year veteran of the department. The case is now being investigated by the newly-formed Pima Regional Critical Incident Team.”

Violence disruptors have been touted as a solution to reduce overall criminal violence.

 

 

 

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