Carlos Sturgus Found Out It's Pretty Easy to Be Identified in a Shooting With the Yankees Logo Tattooed to His Forehead

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Carlos Sturgus, Bronx Bombers fan for life.
If the description of a shooting suspect includes the New York Yankees logo tattooed to his forehead, it really cuts down on the guesswork.

That's how 21-year-old Carlos Benito Sturgus got caught making another awful life decision last week in Mesa, as police say he shot an innocent bystander while he was in a shootout with another man at an apartment complex.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, a witness told police he saw Sturgus and another man arguing on the balcony of the apartment above him, and when the other man walked downstairs to leave, Sturgus started shooting at him.

The other man began to shoot back at Sturgus while running through the apartment complex, and Sturgus eventually landed a shot -- in an innocent man, according to the documents.

When police arrived, the man said he couldn't feel his legs, and was placed in the intensive-care unit at a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

He told police he didn't know who shot him, but said the shots came from a balcony.

A witness told police he knew who shot the man, because of his nickname and, ya know, having the friggin' Yankees logo inked between his eyes.

Mesa police detectives located Sturgus in Glendale on Tuesday, and he admitted to shooting the man, according to the documents.

Sturgus said he didn't mean to shoot the man, which doesn't really matter to the cops, especially since the report notes he's not even allowed to have a gun because he's already been convicted of at least one other felony.

In fact, Sturgus was out on bond at the time of the shooting, after being jailed last month for -- you guessed it -- misconduct involving weapons. He was carrying a different gun during that incident, police note.

His excuse for having the gun was that "he has robbed many people in Mesa and many people want to kill him..."

Police note in the documents that Sturgus "wants to hurt [police]," but didn't add any specifics.

Sturgus was hit with an additional felony because one of the bullets allegedly belonging to him landed in a wall inside another person's apartment.

Sturgus was booked on four felonies: aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a weapon by a prohibited person, endangerment, and discharging a firearm within city limits.

*Note: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that Sturgus had shot the man he was in a gun battle with. He actually shot an innocent man who was walking a friend to his car.


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Watcher
Watcher

zstypical dumb spick....lol

619tattoos
619tattoos

fuck wat all this paper work saying i knew carlos and hes a laid back guy funny SMART AS FUCK ....FREE CARLOS

nonjudgemental
nonjudgemental

actually false. blacks and hispanics are incarcerated more than whites. so it appears that they commit more crimes. whites get charges dropped or plea to a less offensive charge to avoid jail time. there are cases right now that in CA a man is given life in prison for stealing a slice of pizza. this person had two previous felonies (non dangerous) a judge determined that stealing a slice of pizza was his third strike, which in turn gave him life in prison. Whites that are charged with similar offenses are let off because courts believe the person would be able to survive in the prison so they get slaps on their wrist. there are internal investigations on these matters. please do more research on this because u seem to not understand how the system works and how biased it can be. i do appreciate you very subjective approach to the subject tho bravo to that>>>SMH

nonjudgemental
nonjudgemental

I am educated>>>UMMM where exactly did they find the bones ohh yes right literally outside of boarders of africa>>>a shame u act u where bringing some unfound knowledge. next time u give a link please give some ground breaking one. You act like you had information that the earliest bones were found in hawaii somewhere. People always want to drop knowledge. My point that I was making the first time to the person who was talking racial slurrs was that the earliest man was found in that region. point blank which is africa. so regardless if he wants to acknowledge it or not he has african decent in his blood much like hispanics. So he needs to stop the hate!!!!

Rover
Rover

why do we talk about his race? blacks make up 12-13% of the population in america but commit 51% of the homicides. hhhmmmm....do the math, dummy.

Virgilio Hastings
Virgilio Hastings

He was carrying a different gun during that incident, police note.

nonjudgemental
nonjudgemental

i am blown away how people keep talking about his race!!!! what the hell does it have to do with anything. how do you even know what the other person was? you just assume he is black? you throw around that N word like it is cute. you would never use it in person so dont start when you are typing on a blog.

BlowItOutYourAss
BlowItOutYourAss

Too bad you weren't caught in the crossfire. You stinkin'J.T. Ready BIGOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John
John

 That one probably ran out of bullets and the dude wasn't smart enough to reload the gun....

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