Sunday, September 30, 2012

So why didn't she stop?

Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a 32-year-old woman in the suburban San Diego area after she allegedly hit a Border Patrol agent with her car.
Investigators said Valeria Alvarado ran down the agent with her car as border patrol agents were in a Chula Vista neighborhood to serve a felony warrant on Friday.
The agent said he had no choice but to defend himself and fired at Alvarado get her to stop the car.
Alvarado was hit by five bullets.



According to eye witnesses, the shooting left the mother of five with bullet holes in her face, arms, and chest.
"She literally ran our agent down, the agent actually was impacted, was hit by the vehicle and carried several hundred yards on the hood before fearing for his life did discharge his weapon to get the vehicle to stop," said Border Patrol Deputy Chief Rodney Scott.
Alvarado's husband, Gilbert Alvarado said he wants the shooting investigated.
"I want justice. Yes. Whoever shot my wife, that guy whoever that is, that guy needs to get shot," he said.
Alvarado's family called the killing senseless.
"Where's the evidence that my wife threatened a trained officer? You know? He's a trained officer to use lethal force, shoot my wife like that and just not even call an ambulance?" said Gilbert Alvarado.
The FBI and Chula Vista Police are investigating the shooting. Officials have not released the name of the agent involved in the incident.

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You know, at this point in time and hearing what I have so far, I'm going to side with the Border Patrol agent on this one. If I was hit by a car and carried on the hood for several hundred yards after warning the driver to stop, I'd cap her ass too.
As far as Mr. Alvarado goes, I'm going to make myself a target for some shitty comments - he has a typical hispanic attitude. He's blaming everybody but who was wrong. He's demanding evidence that his wife threatened an officer after she carried somebody several hundred yards after hitting him. If that ain't a threat, I don't know what is.

14 comments:

Tom said...

Amen, Wirecutter!!

Lantry said...

Sounds like a reasonable use of deadly force to me. Of course, I would have thought that shooting a thug who was into mixed martial arts and high on a home made drug concoction who jumps you when you are walking to your truck, breaks your nose and is pounding your head on a concrete sidewalk might be reasonable so that shows how much I know.

hiswiserangel said...

I could say something silly, like "Oh those female drivers...", but this is just wrong. Wonder if she was related to the person about to get the warrant.

John Henry said...

Bullet holes in her face and chest ... that's a nice picture, but did she die?

Randy said...

I served with the Border Patrol for 25 years. Four of those in Chula Vista. Many, many Hispanic people in that area hate, not dislike, not disagree, but hate BP agents. This shooting sounds justified, I probably would have done the same thing. A 2-ton SUV is a deadly weapon. She shouldn't have done what she did.

The Old Man said...

What a concept! "In America, you don't carry weapon. Weapon carries you...."
Save your tears if this went down that way, amigo. Attempted murder using a truck is still attempted murder. But be able to convince a jury it happened that way, if you were the peace officer.

Paul, Dammit! said...

As Randy said- in the end, the man on the hood of the car is a human being in danger of being killed. Regardless of whether or not he was doing his job, in uniform or not, when she didn't stop, she earned the hot lead. At no time was her life in danger, just her lifestyle, maybe. Can't say the same about the cop.

Anonymous said...

W. T. F. ! , he should be thanking the guy for not blowing her fuckin head off.

wirecutter said...

Well, I don't know if the head was still attached but he did kill her.

Baek In-je said...

The thing in this article that I am least suprised about is the mexican mother of five part.

Dan said...

The story as told would support the BP officers actions. But after the countless stories and videos posted to the web that show the average LEO will lie not just to cover his ass but just because they can I'm not going to buy the officer's story without independent non LEO corroboration. No longer does an officer get the benefit of the doubt. Evidence proves they now must be assumed to be lying till proven otherwise.

Mark12A said...

Wirecutter...
I love a happy ending.

Anonymous said...

I bet he votes for Obama to.

CharlieDelta said...

Senior Alvarado, with all of his misguided anger and tears, must have conveniently forgotten to mention that his dead wife was on probation and fleeing the felon's apartment when she made her appointment for the dirt nap. That's a pretty significant part of the story to just be left out of it.

This happened 10 minutes from where I grew up as a kid. Now days it's basically gang/drug/wetback territory. As one of your commenters posted above, the wetbacks in that area HATE the Border Patrol, but they also HATE any and all non-wetbacks that are in their 'hood. A friend of mine had bottles thrown at his work truck by the fuckin' scumbag chollos when he was just driving through part of that area on a job a few years ago.

I say fuck 'em! They can have it. Chula Juana now days is barely a step up from the shithole Tijuana anyways...