DEA Agent Charged in Va. Shooting!

DEA Agent Charged in Va. Shooting!
Posted by FoM on January 18, 1999 at 10:33:41 PT

HAMPTON, Va. An off-duty federal Drug Enforcement Administration agent was charged in a parking lot shooting that wounded two men, one critically. 
Joseph Armento, 34, was charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle and unlawful wounding, police said. He was expected to surrender to police Tuesday, Sgt. Jeff Walden said. The incident early Thursday morning started when three men leaving a bar got into an argument with Armento and two other off-duty DEA agents. Joey Turk said that when he saw that Armento and his friends were armed, he retrieved a weapon from a friend's truck and put it on the hood. That's when Armento opened fire, Turk said. Armento was the only one to fire, police said. Jason Temple, 21, was struck in the chest, the bullet piercing a lung and passing within an inch of his heart. He was in critical condition Sunday at Riverside Regional Medical Center. A hospital spokeswoman said his family asked that no updated information on his condition be released. Turk, 20, was hit in the upper left arm. He was treated and released. Turk said he had seen Armento and his two companions drinking in the bar before the shooting. `When we walked out of the bar, we looked at them, and one of them said, `What are you looking at?'' Turk said. He said Temple answered back with the same line. DEA officials said the shooting was under investigation. 
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Comment #2 posted by alan on June 30, 2001 at 19:49:34 PT
What Is Wrong With This Picture?
Why are cops, DEA agents or any form of law enforcement being allowed to carry a fire arm off duty? It's bad enough these idiots get to carry one on the job.
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Comment #1 posted by observer on September 14, 1999 at 08:43:58 PT
also see
also see Drug Enforcement Agent Admits Killing Colleague (Sept 12,1999)
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