Raymond Davis charged after fight over parking lot

Published: October 2, 2011
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Davis was arguing with a 50-year-old man about parking space when things turned physical. PHOTO: REUTERS/ FILE

Davis was arguing with a 50-year-old man about parking space when things turned physical. PHOTO: REUTERS/ FILE

WASHINGTON: Raymond Davis, who worked as a US security contractor, shot and killed two men in Pakistan earlier this year, was arrested Saturday in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, after an altercation over a parking spot.

Davis, 36, was arrested by Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies on misdemeanor charges of third-degree assault and disorderly conduct after the incident outside an Einstein Bagels at the Town Center in Highlands Ranch, according to a report in The Denver Post.

Davis was Saturday released after posting a $1,750 bond.

While working as a CIA contractor in Pakistan, Davis shot two men dead in Lahore on January 27, saying they were trying to rob him.

The incident sparked a controversy over whether his status gave Davis diplomatic immunity, causing a standoff in US-Pakistan relations amid intense international media focus on the issue.

Davis was eventually freed on March 16 when victim’s families pardoned him in exchange for $2.34 million in compensation under Islamic law.

In Saturday’s incident, Davis had been arguing with a 50-year-old man about the parking space when things turned physical. Reports said the injured man was treated and released at the scene and Davis is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

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Reader Comments (32)

  • Nasir
    Oct 2, 2011 - 12:39PM

    The guy needs psychological treatment. Pakistani blood was cheap but now he is in the US.

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  • Blithe
    Oct 2, 2011 - 1:06PM

    What about Kerry’s promises that he would
    be tried for the Lahore episode in US???

    Just a pack of lies????

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  • Diggvijay Singh
    Oct 2, 2011 - 1:09PM

    Fell from the sky, got stuck on a date palm tree.
    . It was such a shame for the global superpower to get him released after he took innocent lives and now they are putting criminal misdemeanor charges against him for a scuffle in their own country! Only American lives are precious and Pakistani lives can go waste? Sick hypocrisy! Recommend

  • Iftikhar-ur-Rehman
    Oct 2, 2011 - 1:16PM

    @Blithe:
    You actually expected that he would be tried for killing two Pakistanis???

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  • Someone
    Oct 2, 2011 - 1:23PM

    Hahaha….this news is priceless :)

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  • SK
    Oct 2, 2011 - 1:24PM

    Well well well……..what do we have here =]

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  • Gadhay kay pechay bhains.........
    Oct 2, 2011 - 1:26PM

    I hope they have “Shariah” law in the US so the case can be settled by payment to the aggrieved……..

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  • shoban ali
    Oct 2, 2011 - 2:04PM

    he should be sent to jail.

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  • Oct 2, 2011 - 2:13PM

    chronicles of the wild child..hmm

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  • Mustafa
    Oct 2, 2011 - 2:23PM

    He gets arrested for this….but the blood of pakistanis can be spilt in vain…

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  • Slider
    Oct 2, 2011 - 2:52PM

    The explanation that will follow…..”Davis is a traffic cop who was issuing the man a ticket for a traffic violation, and the man resorted to violence….”

    Wouldn’t be surprised

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  • Afaq
    Oct 2, 2011 - 3:09PM

    What a joke… He is not in Pakistan anymore… Don’t make fool please!

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  • Mudassar.R
    Oct 2, 2011 - 3:53PM

    For god sake ET, stop showing lame news…he is not in pakistan anymore…

    pathetic!!!

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  • Bhains kay pechay Gadhay.........
    Oct 2, 2011 - 3:58PM

    Wait till teh victim also files a civil case for damages, they will take away every material possession and give to the poor baba ji who got hurt………. and over a parking spot?
    A Jahil ghairat brigade Pakistani would ve probably let the older man take the spot out of respect for his age………….

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  • salman
    Oct 2, 2011 - 4:40PM

    @Gadhay kay pechay bhains………:
    sharia law does not mean ..he will not be punished …its up to the guardians to decide whether to punish him or not….and guardians must observe whether the person is dangerous to society or not ,or whether he intentionally kills or unintentionally killed (like in accident) whether he has criminality record or not.how many people depends on him…after all of this analysis now the Guardians whatever they wish will decided “after the court(judge or Qazi) proved him guilty”….America has not this law.i pray, u will not kill someone in car accident in USA.then believe me or not …u will deeply wish “sharia law” there…

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  • AN
    Oct 2, 2011 - 4:49PM

    He hasn’t changed much. Has he? Americans! Please keep him in jail. He is a security hazard.

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  • kerm
    Oct 2, 2011 - 5:11PM

    The guy has seen too much Hollywood movies. From now on, no Hollywood movies for him. :)

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  • Oct 2, 2011 - 6:03PM

    What you sow is what you reap. Just wait for the American war criminals to back to civil societies in US.

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  • Oct 2, 2011 - 6:24PM

    Pakistani blood is cheap apparently!

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  • Cautious
    Oct 2, 2011 - 7:05PM

    Davis was eventually freed on March 16 when victim’s families pardoned him in exchange for $2.34 million in compensation under Islamic law.
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    The UNDER ISLAMIC LAW is something that seems to be overlooked by most posters. Fortunately under American law your not allowed to buy forgiveness from your victim.for criminal offenses.

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  • Syed Hussein El-Edroos
    Oct 2, 2011 - 7:06PM

    And Raymond Davis was supposed to be a “US diplomat”.??!!

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  • FAZ
    Oct 2, 2011 - 7:25PM

    @Nasir:
    No he is not a psycho!! Had he been, the 50 year old “american” would have been shot perfectly right between the eyes!! He knew that whatever happens pakistani LEA’s and leaders would eventually be on their knees infront of their masters!! I curse the day when he was set free!!

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  • Lee P
    Oct 2, 2011 - 7:39PM

    @Moderate:
    It wasn’t cheap. He paid nearly $2.5 million.
    No wonder he has been wearing the same shirt. Recommend

  • Bob the builder
    Oct 2, 2011 - 8:52PM

    This was CIA does to you… this is the kind of people it needs.

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  • A.Z
    Oct 2, 2011 - 11:32PM

    @Lee P:
    He didn’t pay. It was Pakistani Govt who paid.

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  • Domlurian
    Oct 3, 2011 - 2:38AM

    @Blithe
    “What about Kerry’s promises that he would
    be tried for the Lahore episode in US???

    Just a pack of lies????”

    Yep!!

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  • Oct 3, 2011 - 3:46AM

    Irfan Husain: Raymond Davis being a spy is a conspiracy theory coked up by Jihaddists.

    Irfan Husain: The two men were Pakistani and had registered guns which proves they were robbers.

    Irfan Husain: Raymond Davis was arrested again in America…wait RAYMOND DAVIS???

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  • Oct 3, 2011 - 3:57AM

    Actually I wouldn’t loose all hope. The shootings in Lahore may give the prosecutor or the 50 year old man and his lawyer evidence to use against Davis. When it comes to law suits and prosecution every little bit helps…

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  • Ahmer Ali
    Oct 3, 2011 - 9:16AM

    Assalam-o-Allaikum Warahmatullah.Now our leadership must learn lesson from it and must know that how much more law is effective in USA for every one and now Raymond is USA not in Pakistan and if this happens once again in Pakistan by Raymond then Raymond also would be treated in VIP atmosphere.Recommend

  • waseem shah
    Oct 3, 2011 - 11:25AM

    I think the reason behind his altercation in parking spot is obvious and linked with Pakistan, where he used to park vehicle anywhere and no one asks about obeying traffic rules, so he used to do like that and disturbed when someone objected, it is better for him to live in a country where gorey have freedom to do any thing even murder someone.

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  • KolachiMom
    Oct 3, 2011 - 1:46PM

    @Cautious:
    Really? Then how do you explain out of court settlements for rape etc?

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  • Aamir
    Oct 3, 2011 - 6:48PM

    @Cautious

    Don’t you have anything to do except sit in front of your monitor screen and spew venom against Pakistan/Pakistanis……get a life !!!!

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