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Sunday January 16, 2011

Tucson Shooting Victim Arrested For Threatening Tea Party Spokesman-“You’re Dead”

Tucson Shooting Victim Arrested For Threatening Tea Party Spokesman-“You’re Dead”

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J. Eric Fuller, 63, who was shot at the Tucson mass shooting last week was taken into custody yesterday for yelling “You’re Dead” at a Tea Party Spokesman. Fuller was attending the taping of an ABC-TV town hall event hosted by Christianne Amanpour.

The gathering for “After the Tragedy: An American Conversation Continued,” to be shown as a special edition of “This Week” Sunday, included witnesses, first responders, victims and heroes of the Jan. 8 mass shooting that killed six and wounded 13 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz.

Fuller was in the front row and apparently became upset when Humphries suggested that any conversations about gun control should be delayed until all the dead were buried, KGUN reported.

Fuller took a picture of Humphries and shouted, “You’re dead.”

Some media reports said Fuller kept booing and making other remarks before deputies escorted him from the church.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Office said J. Eric Fuller, 63, was involuntarily committed to an undisclosed medical facility, NBC News reported. The Associated Press said he was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation.