U.S. Marine Shot At/Injured by Mexican Soldiers

Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by Seven, May 22, 2008.

  1. Seven

    Seven 1984 All Over Again:The Collective Rules

    Messages:
    1,191
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    "Marine Private First Class Joshua Kendall Monnett has been bailed out of a Mexican jail by military officials and is back in the U.S. tonight.

    The 24-year old Monnett was wounded in the eye earlier this week after Mexican authorities opened fire on him after they say he tried to avoid a roadblock on the main road heading out of Rosarito."

    http://www.fox6.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=53365e9d-cfc8-4ff4-87ab-9912531538a6&rss=800

    There's a news clip showing Monnett w/eye bandage at the link.

    DA in Mexico is expected to file 6 charges ("including possession of an M16, a bulletproof vest and ammunition magazines) Thursday against Josh, which (according to the news clip) could get him 15 years in prison! :eek:
     
  2. Loading...


  3. Seven

    Seven 1984 All Over Again:The Collective Rules

    Messages:
    1,191
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    There are currently “two versions” of what happened in Mexico ... and "the Marine Corps and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service are looking into the incident.

    Military authorities based in Ensenada who are investigating said the Mexican military asked Monnett to stop his vehicle. They said Mexican marines opened fire shortly thereafter. They did not release details of what led them to shoot.

    Monnett had no military weapons with him at the time, base officials said."

    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/military/20080521-2056-bn21marine.html

    In other words, no "M16"! :waitasec:
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice