Officer stopped Loughner on day of shooting

Arizona Fish and Game says suspect was given a verbal warning after running a red light Saturday morning

By Amanda Lee Myers - Justin Pritchard
Published January 12, 2011 5:15PM (EST)

The suspect in a deadly Arizona shooting ran a red light and was stopped by a wildlife officer less than three hours before the attack that wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department says an officer stopped Jared Loughner at about 7:30 a.m. Saturday.

The officer took Loughner's driver's license and vehicle registration information. Dispatchers checked the information and found no outstanding warrants on Loughner or his vehicle. He was given a verbal warning and released.


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