Former CNN Anchor, Husband Involved in Deadly Shootout

CNN's Lynn Russell, Husband Involved in
Courtesy of CNN

Lynne Russell, the former anchor of CNN Headline News, and her husband were involved in a deadly shootout when the couple fought off a robber late Tuesday night in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Russell’s husband, Chuck De Caro — a former CNN correspondent — was said to have been shot three times, but is expected to survive, according to CNN.

Russell told the New York Post she was grabbed by a man with a gun near her car outside their motel and forced back into the room.

“I opened the door, and he materialized out of nowhere; he was inside,” she said. “And he pushed me into the room and onto the bed and closed the door.”

De Caro emerged naked from the shower and quickly grabbed his own gun. She said the suspect shot first and her husband returned fire, killing the man.

“We tried to calm the man, ask him not to point the gun because we really couldn’t think what we could give him,” Russell said. “It felt to me he was used to doing this, that whatever happened wouldn’t bother him.”

She added: “It was a gun battle, and Chuck was bleeding heavily, but he didn’t stop firing because the man was firing on him, and he was looking for me.”

Russell worked at CNN Headline News from 1983 to 2001.

Russell and De Caro were married this past September in Italy.

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  1. S. Temper says:

    There is more to this story than we are being told. What were they doing in a Motel 6 in a crime-ridden part of town??? Obviously they were meeting a black man, but for what? Drugs? Sex? Something is very wrong with their story. The police should have followed up a little better on this one.

  2. Al Best says:

    Playa — guess you can’t read and just use the pictures? put your hat on the right way and pull your pants up — moron.

  3. Playa Hater says:

    Ok so she worked for CNN, she is in a motel? Sounds like she was in a motel having an affair and in walks the husband, shoots the lover and now they are making it look like a robbery, hahaha who is buying that story?

  4. BillUSA says:

    Guns are one of the best inventions in human history. If we didn’t have the right to own them, then this story would have ended differently. I hope the husband survives and kudos to a man who was willing to protect himself and his wife and able to do so.

    I wonder when we’re going to see some retarded liberal try to spin this into a reason to reopen the fight to ban guns.

    • DREDD 2 says:

      So by your logic, they had guns to defend themselves = guns are great! .. yet completely ignoring the fact that they had to “DEFEND” themselves against a man with a GUN. Stupid Americorns!

  5. Big Bullhorn says:

    Always one of the sultriest anchorwomen of her era; almost as hot as Rudi Bakhtiar. Glad she is OK, and thank God for our constitutional RIGHT to bear arms.

  6. David Duncan says:

    WONDER WHY GUNS HAVE GOTTEN SO NEEDED? AND WHY THE MEDIA WOULD LIKE TO DISARM THOSE LIKE THIS GUY? WHEN NO MATTER WHAT LAWS ARE PASSED THEY ONLY HURT THOSE HAVING NO INTEREST IN COMMITTING CRIMES—CRIMINALS DON’T GIVE A CRAP ABOUT ANY LAWS—

  7. suga says:

    i thought guns are bad

  8. Serio Vitium says:

    What? No description of the perp? Can we assume one of Trump’s mexican criminals then?

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