I think something's fishy about the whole thing, not just the media response. (But that is a whole 'nother category of strange.)
Long guns are practically never used in crimes. I've seen some media reports of shotguns used, even here in MKE (see: Aldi) but very rarely. Rifles? No. Need to aim too much.
This happened the day after Flynn gets back from mouthing off & telling lies in DC.
This happened just before he was set to give a press conference about his trip to DC.
It supposedly involved the exact sort of rifle under consideration to be banned again.
If I'm reading the story correctly, the felon in question drove away, then stopped & got out of his car, confronted officers, & continued the chase on foot, which allowed officers to capture him. It'd make more sense for him to keep driving. (Then again, how often do criminals act sensibly?)
Why aren't they releasing the name? It's not like they don't talk about people or release info before they're charged with a crime...
Also, I'm wondering what Flynn was using as the rap sheet. Taping together all the pages of all his various police reports would be longer than that. Heck, taping mine together would be longer!