Suspect In Red Bluff Cop Shooting Arrested
Police in Concord, New Hampshire, say they´ve arrested a man who allegedly killed a police officer in Red Bluff.
The man was identified as 23-year-old Andrew McCrae. McCrae had been holed up in a hotel room near the state Capital overnight. He was taken into custody without incident at about 7 a.m. The FBI called city police early this morning to tell them that McCrae was staying in a fourth-floor room at the Holiday Inn. Lieutenant George Pangakis says the man also uses the alias Andrew Mickel. FBI negotiators spent hours trying to talk McCrae into surrendering. It´s not yet clear if he surrendered.
McCrae allegedly shot Officer David Mobilio in the head a week ago while he was putting gas in his cruiser. Mobilio was the first officer killed in the line of duty since Red Bluff was incorporated in 1876. A memorial service for Mobilio is being held today in Red Bluff.
On a web site, a letter purportedly from McCrae claims responsibility for the shooting.