San Diego, CA – A border patrol agent reportedly shot a woman 10 times during an incident in South California, according to The Associated Press.
The agent was allegedly hit by 32-year-old Valeria “Munique” Tachiquin Alvarado’s car while officers were attempting to execute an arrest warrant for someone else. The woman struck the agent with her vehicle while she was fleeing the scene.
Alvarado drove around with the man on the hood of her car for roughly 200 yards before he discharged his firearm. After everything was said and done, the victim had been shot 10 times. An autopsy revealed Alvarado suffered 14 gunshots wounds during the incident. Experts believe some of the bullets caused multiple wounds.
According to CBS 47, the San Diego County Medical Examiner explained the woman died as a result of the multiple gunshot wounds. Alvarado had a small amount of methamphetamine in her system at the time of her death.
The North County Times reports the mother of five was helping her friend move when agents showed up to execute the arrest warrant. The man police were looking for was a previously deported felon with a number of drug charges under his belt.
When agents knocked on the door to the apartment, an unidentified individual told authorities that the man they were looking for was taking a shower. Police believe he was simply trying to stall agents while the felon made his escape.
At some point during the confrontation, Alvarado fled the apartment despite agents’ insistence that she stop. When an agent stepped in front of her car, she allegedly tried to run him over. It was around this time that the agent shot the woman 10 times.
The victim’s family is filing a wrong death lawsuit against the Border Patrol. Since agent 34-year-old Justin Tackett had been suspended four times for misconduct, the family’s attorney believes he shouldn’t have been on the streets in the first place.
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