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Arizona shooting victim arrested at forum

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One of the Arizona shooting victims was arrested Saturday and taken for a psychiatric evaluation after authorities said he took a picture of a tea party leader at a televised town hall meeting and yelled: "you're dead."

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Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, January 15, 2011; 11:33 PM

TUCSON - Arizona shooting victim James Eric Fuller was arrested Saturday and taken for a psychiatric evaluation after allegedly photographing a local tea party leader at a forum organized by ABC and yelling: "You're dead."

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According to news reports, Fuller became upset when Trent Humphries, an audience member at an event, suggested that conversations about gun control be delayed until those killed in the shooting are buried.

An officer tried to escort Fuller out, and deputies decided he needed to be examined by a psychiatrist. Fuller was involuntarily committed for a minimum of 72 hours. He is expected to be charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and threatening.

The forum - taped for a special edition of "This Week" with Christiane Amanpour - reunited victims, witnesses and emergency responders to discuss the shooting.

Fuller, 63, was shot twice in the attack that critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.).


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