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Sun Jun 30, 2013, 09:06 PM
xocet (2,204 posts)
31. If on the hood, the manual apparently says to fire through the windshield and kill the driver...
She should be glad that she only received jail time.
Anger rising in Valeria Alvarado shooting death by border patrol agent
9:25 AM, Oct 2, 2012
CHULA VISTA, CA (CBS) - There is rising anger in southern California over a border patrol agent who shot and killed a mother of five on Friday. Officials say the agent was trying to save his own life. Police isn Chula Vista, California are still investigating. Local residents say there was no reason for the shooting.
To authorities it's inconclusive. The Border Patrol says the plain-clothes agent was in the neighborhood serving a warrant, when Alvarado ran him down, the agent feared for his life. Deputy Chief Rodney Scott with U.S. Border Patrol says, "He was hit with the vehicle and got lodged on the windshield where you saw the impact and was carried several hundred yards before he discharged his weapon through the windshield of the vehicle."
Witnesses tell conflicting stories. Ashley Guilebeau says, "From my apartment I could see a car stop in the middle of the street and a guy coming and walking in front of the car and shooting about 12 times."
Hector Salazar says, "The guy was riding on the hood. And then when he was riding on the hood, actually the car stopped in the middle of the road, and I heard the guy yelling 'stop.'"
BORDER PATROL SUED BY FAMILY OVER KILLING BY AGENT
Woman shot while attempting to flee in car; officer’s past disciplinary problems raised
By Greg Moran
12:01 a.m. May 22, 2013
Updated 8:27 p.m. May 21, 2013
SAN DIEGO — The family of a woman who was shot to death by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Chula Vista last year has filed a lawsuit contending the killing was unjustified and the agent should never have been hired because of his previous record of misconduct as a sheriff’s deputy.
The suit says that Tackett jumped on the car’s hood to prevent Alvarado from leaving, and then the agent got off when she stopped the car after backing up. She then put the car in reverse, trying to get away, when Tackett fired, walking forward as he fired his weapon.
Eugene Iredale, the family’s attorney, said at a news conference Tuesday that witnesses in the neighborhood said Tackett fired “at a retreating woman who represented no danger or threat of any kind.”
Agents had gone to the apartment on Sept. 28 to arrest a man on a warrant for violating immigration laws.
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