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Agent Shot Woman 10 Times During Southern California Incident

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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.

What do you think about the Border Patrol agent who shot a woman 10 times?

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241 Responses to “Agent Shot Woman 10 Times During Southern California Incident”

  1. Anonymous

    Come on REALLY! how about stop when you are ordered, DON'T help a felon, don't try and run down an agent! OMG I'm sick & tired of idiots & family suing when she got hurt breaking the law it's that simple deal with it.

  2. Mandy Rossi

    UM…a cop in his right mind knows he can't stop a car with his body. he can, however shoot out the tires or call ahead for a speed strip on the road then arrest the woman. I do not know this guy, but it sounds like is not ok for work. sounds like an investigation is in order. I imagine the work is stressful, but it is batter to give your workers a break than to send them to work when they can't perform at their best. if a daycare employee lost her temper and struck a child, not only would she be out of a job, but she would probably be in jail. ( which is designed to keep kids safe ) well complaints against guys with guns who work for public safety should be taken seriously and investigated fairly. sounds like he chose to repeatedly shoot her instead of letting go. sounds bad. is she without sin, probably not, but unless you tell me she did something worthy of the death penalty, this was the wrong punishment for her.

  3. Leslie A. McCready

    She was fleeing the scene when told to stop. She tried to run over an agent. He was on the hood of her car and she continued to drive around with him on there. She was high on drugs. I don't care what his record is, if you have a gun and somebody is trying to kill you or cause you severe harm, you fire it!

  4. Victor Muntean

    FUCK YEAH. I'm glad he killed that bitch. I wudve fuckin shot her 30 times If she tried to run me over. This is the reasib why this country is going down because people like micwalker down here or mandy whatever, just a bunch of little pussies who are commenting from sitting on their ass on the computer. They don't know what that guy went through. Why don't u fuckin try riding on the hood of a car driven by some method up bitch. It wudnt be fun. Fuck that bitch deserve a 12 gauge to the skull. Overkill my ass. I'm in the air force and u gotta do what u gotta do to stay alive. I'm tired of this fuckin pussy bullshit all americans have in their heads now, take your fuckin heads out of your asses you fuckin morons. China is laughing their asses at off, and u think its funny too now but when china takes over the world u won't be. Or AL Qaeda getting their hands on a nuke from Iran. Fuckin imbecile people swear to god. Get the fuck outta my country, we don't want people like u here.

  5. Anonymous

    Jumping on her hood, instead of out of the way…his choice. Wouldn't let go, or get off…his choice. She wasn't the target of the arrest. So he choose to shoot her multiple times? He should have let her go, get the plates, and it put out on the airwaves. Another poorly trained law enforcement officer, that can't think on his feet, and believes his gun is his only resource. This was just as unnecessary as most high speed chases. What is all this information technology for if not to spare lives?

  6. Garry Anderson

    It's a little hard to shoot the tire out when being driven on the hood of the car..You should read more carefully

  7. Chyrie Barbery Moore

    Did he deserve to be hit by a car? He was only doing his job.

  8. Gabriel Nosellout Monrose

    Come on! She was on METH! She ran after they were saying STOP while a raid was going on! She is lucky she didn't get shot then! Then she hops in the car and tried to run the man down, then she hits him, he is able to hang on the hood and she still drives up the block with him hanging on the car and didn't stop till he blasted her.. And now the family claiming wrongful death? Are you serious? I for one don't care for law enforcement because from judges on down they can be crooked as hell, but what's right is right, she deserved 10 of them… What if that guy wasn't able to jump on the hood and got drove over instead? The first thing out these people mouth would have been,"Why didn't he just shoot her?"… Oh, I get it, she was a woman right? Hippocrates kill me…

  9. Jessica Gentry

    give me a break! why didn't he let go of the hood of a moving car? HE DID NOT WANT TO GET RAN OVER DUH! you people should be ashamed don't go judging some one before you walk in their shoes because if you thought you might not make it home to your family you would more than likely do the same!

  10. Jessie Bass

    Let me see, she was a felon driving a 2000 lb. bullet running from police after ordered to stop. She tryed to run over a cop, so a regular citizen wouldn't have even crossed her mind. The officer shouldn't have jumped on her hood. I'll give you that one, but after being ordered to stop after he did and not complying put the officer's life in harm. If it comes down to a law abiding citizen a cop or a drugged up person trying to run over anyone. The felon that placed them self in this situation has to loose. And if the only way to get her to stop is to shoot, then so be it. He was on her hood for 200 yards, he gave her plenty of time to stop. I can't say i would have any diffrent given the situation. My family isn't going to loose me because I was trying to be responsible for someone else actions. Sorry, but thats is just how I feel about this situation. If there was another way out of it then i'm all about sparing life in any situation. And if it took 10, 20, 30 shots to get her to stop, then again that just confirms that she had no intention of stopping till he got thrown from the car. And please don't sit at your computer and quarterback peoples choices, you have no idea what really happened or how it happened without being there. You never know what you would have done if it was you in this situation. Would you let your family suffer for someone elses mistake? I wouldn't!!!!!!

  11. William Eckard

    she was a meth head who tried to hit a cop with her car who cares?, I hope the officer is okay after he got hit by a car. shooting thru a windshield is not easy by the way it takes multiple handgun rounds to get thru safety glass most times this isn't the movies.

  12. Freda Shelton

    She deserved every 10 holes in that body of hers! AGREED!!!!!!! I remembered this story awhile back! So they are bringing this up now because of a lawsuit in action,right???

  13. Cija Foster

    I don't know what the problem is? Cop tells you to stop, you stop, you don't flee, you don't run them over.

  14. Robert Ballard

    The point of stepping in front of the car was to reinforce the stop order, she deserved to be shot.

  15. Julia Ray

    this is probably going to piss some people off, but oh well….she is apparently doing something illegal why else would she have tried to run. the border patrol cop was within his right to take her down. face it running from border patrol…she was probably an illegal in the united states…

  16. Anonymous

    Congrats! I would have shot her more times if I had the ammo……wrongful death my butt..if anyone deserved shooting this pos did.

  17. David Ashby

    Most smart people (and that includes some cops) will move to the side of a moving vehicle and NOT jump onto it. Apparently, there was something already WRONG with this cops thought process. Although, to be fair, I don't have a map layout of the scene so it could be possible there was no where else for the cop to go. Anyhow, I agree that cops should use defensive judgement (which means not jump onto a moving vehicle in the first place unless you're in Hollywood) to best protect themselves and the society.

  18. Carrie Lillard Jandorf

    I don't think many toddlers, in response to your daycare comparison, get a little tweeked on meth, and then flee the daycare in a car while taking their teacher for a ride on the hood. There should be an investigation, any time someone is shot, but I might not be "ok for work" either if I had to hang onto a hood ornament racing down the road.

  19. Eric Ebert

    He has every right to stand in front of her car and order her to stop. This is to keep the public safe, not the criminal. The methamphetamine using perpetrator has zero right to even start the car. Legal precedence has been established in similar cases all over the country. Additionally, the use of a vehicle, particularly in causinig harm, during the commission of a felony, is in itself a felony and in some cases the vehicle was determined to be a lethal weapon. Who else might she have attempted to murder with that lethal weapon? I would have read her first sentence carefully, but it started with "Um" which is a filler sound stupid people make while attempting to compose thoughts. Have a Merry Christmas!

  20. David Ashby

    I've never done meth but I'm pretty sure if I saw several guys coming towards me with drawn guns I would be scared out of my mind (meth or no meth). The police should be trained that people will more likely be scared with an excessive amount of adrenaline and may not think rationally when a large number of guns are militarily walking by you. Hell, even if I wasn't on meth my first reaction when surprised like that would be for my own safety – which means I would probably want to RUN like hell.

  21. Marvin Machleit

    Mandy Rossi: spoken like a arm chair critic whom does not have a clue. you sound like an anti-social to me whom hates anybody of authority. this incident may have happened so fast that the agent could not get out of the way. she was a fleeing felon and lost all consideration when she decided to try to run the agent down. i am a retired correctional office whom witnessed what these pukes are capable of doing,what do you do for a living?. Joe s–t the rag man does not care about others safety or the law. hush up and heed the advice of experienced people instead of the hatred in your head

  22. Brittany Westcott

    Someone should have looked this article over before letting someone post it on the internet… executive (execute) show (shower) come on guys!

    PS Things happen and sometimes you have got to do what you have got to do. Shooting someone 10 times may have been a little much… meth head or not I don't think she lived to even feel the 5th shot.

  23. Anonymous

    I'm sure you would…you sound like such a "nice guy". Is your Uzi ready? Would you get her kids, too?

  24. Anonymous

    Do you think she knew he was a felon? Do you think she was scared? Do you think she deserved 10 bullets?

  25. Mike Hubbard

    So you're point is that it was the cops fault for not recognizing that she would react because she was on meth? When is this country going to start holding people accountable for their OWN actions?

  26. Anonymous

    Easy to say from the keyboard perspective, isn't it? Who knows what you'd do? Probably jump into that cactus

  27. Justin Sypert

    I woulda shot her too if I was in his situation, some people need to start thinking. it was either someone trying to protect us and our contry from ellegal alians or some cracked out dope head who's not doing any good to society anyway.

  28. Anonymous

    Fear causes adrenaline to flow like mad and makes you do crazy things…she shouldn't have run and the cop shouldn't have stepped in front of her vehicle. Once he saw her in the vehicle, shoot out the tires.

  29. Charles Kealy

    just because someone has kids does not give them a free pass. anyone can just not use a condom for a while. BFD u got pregnant, you can still be a bad person.

  30. Todd B. Seay

    lynnf_99- Let's look at the operative words is this story. Woman high on meth, ordered to stop, hits officer with car, officer on hood for 200 yards, then fires 10 rounds. I'm sorry for her kids and all but honestly she was given more than enough chances to do it the right way. 100% justifiable.

  31. Greg Elliott

    your an idiot he stepped in front of the car not knowing if she was a known felon doing wrong doing told her to stop she tried killing him by running him over his best option of not dying jumped on the hood and she still kept driving knowing he was on the hood again trying to kill him he shot as many times it took to kill her in fear of his own life

  32. Red Neck

    Depends on who you ask, White people will say it was ok while other Races will be truthful and say it wasn't A Justified Shooting!

  33. Michael Dave Black

    If I am on the hood of a moving car and she will not stop then she deserves all the bullets it takes to make her stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Anonymous

    a car is a deadly weapon, she might as well had been pointing a gun so the only reason she got shot 10 times is because he couldn't get his second clip in while she was running him over with the car! Note to police in a case like this a head shot would have been quicker, body shots on meth heads and PCP will just piss them off more.

  35. Greg Elliott

    He stepped in front of the car not knowing if she was a known felon doing something wrong told her to stop she tried killing him by running him over his best option of not dying jumped on the hood and she still kept driving knowing he was on the hood again trying to kill him he shot as many times it took to kill her in fear of his own life the family should be sued for raising their daughter to break the law and to try to kill people.

  36. Ron Abernethy

    I think it was a great idea under the circumstances, numbskull!

  37. Mitchell G Routesson

    attempting to executive an arrest = the word is execute;.
    man they were looking for was taking a show = shower…
    some of the worst spelling I've seen in a long time!

  38. Greg Elliott

    lynnf_99 He stepped in front of the car not knowing if she was a known felon doing something wrong told her to stop she tried killing him by running him over his best option of not dying jumped on the hood and she still kept driving knowing he was on the hood again trying to kill him he shot as many times it took to kill her in fear of his own life the family should be sued for raising their daughter to break the law and to try to kill people

  39. Greg Elliott

    lynnf_99 you are a idiot he would have tried to kill her instead of dying himself now if you dont believe in protecting yourself then you will probably live a short life if ever attacked

  40. Greg Elliott

    He stepped in front of the car not knowing if she was a known felon doing something wrong told her to stop she tried killing him by running him over his best option of not dying jumped on the hood and she still kept driving knowing he was on the hood again trying to kill him he shot as many times it took to kill her in fear of his own life the family should be sued for raising their daughter to break the law and to try to kill people

  41. Leslie Fernandes

    Shooting someone 10 times is a bit of "overkill", one bullet should have stopped her enough for him to take control of the situation. On the other hand when you are ordered to stop and continue and attempt to run the officer over he really had no other choice. Kill or be killed.
    What I found more troubling is that this mother of 5 is hanging out with a convicted felon and had meth in her system.

  42. Greg Elliott

    David Ashby you are an idiot and probably high on meth right now that cop was justified by shooting some idiot that tried to kill him

  43. Tamelia Harshaw

    Agent is trigger-happy…and nuts! Even if shooting her was necessary, ten shots was excessive. Gun plus crazy person is more dangerous than meth head plus car…obviously.

  44. Anonymous

    Jim Busby, I agree. I would be looking for a higher capacity clip. Problem was he just couldnt bring himself to shooting her in the face, which would have ended this with one shot.

  45. Sam Gougenheim

    When you break the law, you pay the price. If I was on the hood of that car with this lady trying to run me over, I would have continued to shoot until she stopped. She made the decision. She paid the price. I'm sorry for her, but the officer was trying to save his own life. She could have stopped after one shot, but kept going. I think her attorney should be driven around on the hood of her car with a weapon in his hand and forced to make a decision as to what he would do.

  46. Greg Elliott

    lynnf_99 yeah cause that automatically stops the car from moving right (idiot) or what if the bullet ricoched off the ground and killed an inocent person what if they let her go and being high on drugs ran over an inocent person do you even think that he was trying to protect lives and by doing so she tried killing him

  47. Gloria Ann Jenkins

    Justified killing in my humble opinion. High on Meth=crazy! Prayers for the officer, and the victims family.
    The womans family will probably file a law suit;much like the illegal alien did that was shot in the buttocks by border patrol officers. Ramos and Campeon were found guilty, sent to prison(eventially they were granted commuted sentences)The illegal alien was treated in the US(free) won a civil suit, released back to Mexico, returned at a later date bring with him drugs, finally arrested and put in prison. I do not blame these border patrol agents for defending themselves; its either defend yourself or be killed. These Mexican drug cartels are out of control!

  48. Greg Elliott

    okay say you shoot someone thats trying to kill you would you shoot them once knowing that they might still try to kill you or make sure they are dead?

  49. Shelby Tindall

    ok, don't want to die? don't run, don't drugs and follow the law! its that simple! shooting the tires out would have just put more people in danger due to a blown out tire and not being able to control the automobile. many more people could have been hurt. 10 rounds to one person saved many more lives from the drugs that she was probably helping get out on the streets.

  50. Roanne Galvin Veronese

    Any other country deports you when you enter illegally. Here we empower the illegal aliens with more rights than our own citizens. I feel sorry for this woman's family. But if they loved her so much why didn't they help her stop using meth?

  51. Joni Pickering

    lynnf_99 Scared or not if she had done as ordered she would be alive. AND YES I believe she knew all of that and more. She had meth in her system what do you think she knew.??

  52. Greg Elliott

    it was his choice cause she made the choice to try to kill him you moron and what if they let her go and she killed an inocent person say a kid crossing the road or someone you know then I bet you would have said why didnt they stop her your a complete idiot that needs to think about things before you open your mouth

  53. MacJames Flynn

    If you are retarded enough to hit the gas when a COP is standing in FRONT OF YOUR CAR then you deserve to be shot. Yep! She deserved it!

  54. Greg Elliott

    David Ashby he jumped on the hood cause she tried running him over it was a life or death decision to stop someone that showed no respect for the law and could have killed multiple people if she wasnt stopped you moron

  55. Sandra Henriquez

    if im an idiot sir, what does that make you? i dont know you, nor do i care to know you, but the name calling? a little immature for a 38 year old. Correct me if im wrong, but you and I were both not there but if you do take a little time into reading the article it reads "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 chargers under his belt." key word "his" Mr. Greg Elliot, meaning that the KNOWN felon was a male, clearly the person fleeing the scene was a female. Attention to details, sir. I definitely can discuss this with you further, as intelligent human beings, but name calling is not my style, while sarcasm my friend, is. Have a Happy Friday

  56. Greg Elliott

    if someone tried to kill you or someone you know and love would you kill them to live or kill them to protect other lives what a stupid question

  57. Reggie Coleman

    This article looks like it was written by a 3rd grader…no proofreading? Oh yeah – nobody was there so it's all speculation. If she tried to run the guy down & he jumped on the hood because that's all he could do to avoid being hit, the shooting was justified. Of course, this is the story according to the POLICE REPORT, which sadly means that it could be completely accurate or not…btw did they ever get the guy? Anyway, prayers to the family & kids..

  58. Sandra Henriquez

    furthermore, i dont agree with her fleeing the scene and striking the officer with the car, as one myself, i would have felt the same amount of rage if it happened to me. But when you are handed the responsibilty of someone elses life in your hand with a weapon, you must control yourself, or you end up with a tragedy like this in your hands. I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy, or even you Greg.

  59. Marisa Bohar

    "….agent stepped in front of her car, she allegedly tried to run him over." She wouldn't have tried to run him over if he didn't step in front of the car. He couldn't let her leave the scene while executing a warrant because he doesn't know who she is, her criminal history or her involvement with the persons in which the warrant was being executed on. But his mistake was stepping in front of a car that was moving. I wonder if he could've either stopped her before she got to the car and took off, could've shot the tires out and at least incapacitated the car to a degree to get her to stop or shot the windshield on the passenger side to scare her into stopping instead, or let her go and called to set up roadblocks down all the roads that she could take out of there and they catch her at some point, but he didn't. It's done. The fact that he has a history of misconduct resulting in suspension four times doesn't look good on him. He'll be suspended again pending investigation but 5th time might be a charm and he might end up getting fired. Wonder if they got the guy that they were looking for in the first place?

  60. David L Langlois

    David ashby you are a dumd ass idiot. you idea that cops should be able to know when someone is on meth and let them go or give them a pass is as stupid as you are. you should be shot in the leg just for suggesting something this stupid. you are the reason this country is so messed up. please run like hell when a cop tells you to stop and suffer the consequences you moron.

  61. Barbara Wiley

    They put thier lives on the line everyday to protect our butts. He gave her more than enough chances to stop. She didn't and paid the price for it. One more idiot taken off the street.

  62. Anonymous

    lynnf_99 Umm yes, when she continued to drive with him on the hood of the car… yes. She deserved all 10 rounds.

  63. MacJames Flynn

    lynnf_99 You, ma'am, are a dolt, plain and simple. You are letting your emotions overcome your reasoning and, in doing so, all these things you brought up are irrelevant. Regardless of whether she was scared or not, and regardless of whether she knew he was a felon or not, the instant she decided it would be a bright idea to HIT A POLICE OFFICER WITH HER CAR, that's it! Game over!

    Do you legitmately lack the intellectual capacity to understand this concept, or are you just simply so overcome with pity for this lunatic that you can't concede that what SHE did was wrong; NOT the officer in question?

  64. Anonymous

    David Ashby So because she was scared it was ok to keep driving with a man stuck on the hood of her car? If he had fallen off and died from injuries sustained that would be ok to, huh. Because she was high and scared.

  65. Greg Elliott

    your an idiot he stepped in front of the car not knowing she would be stupid enough to run him over and what if they did let her drive away and she killed an inocent person say a kid crossing the road or someone you know and bullets ricoche say they hit an inocent person no matter what he has done in his past she tried killing a law enforcement agent he responded back trying to save other lives he should be givin a medal and the family and people like you that thinks it alright to do meth and try to kill people and raise their kids to do the smae should be sued you moron

  66. Anonymous

    lynnf_99 I'm sure her kids are better off now, they don't have a meth head mom.

  67. Juan A Tijerina

    For everybody that is not in law enforcement, agents know the odds and the double edge sword they face everyday while serving the public. They have decided to make thier careers in this line of field and support thier own families. How often would you think of taking action for what you think is wrong and speak your mind. Agents MUST act to control a situation. For the sake of the Agent that can get to go home and kiss his kids goodnight with so many people that CHOOSE to make bad decisions out on the streets. RESPECT

  68. Anonymous

    lynnf_99 Spoken like a person with no gun experience. Its much harder to flatten a tire than you seem to think and if he missed there would be ricochets all over the place. Than you would be here whine whine whining about why his ricochets hurt somebody.

  69. Juan A Tijerina

    You tell me if you still want to have a meth head of a mother to 5 kids, have something happen to the kids and drug dealing illegal immigrant feeding her addiction out on the streets. Collateral damage is expected when one decides to not comply with the law

  70. Anonymous

    WOW…. She hits and try's to kill a UNIFORMED LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENT and they want to sue for wrongfull death because she was a woman? Welcome to CA!

  71. Ben Sr Bahr

    the 3rd integral concept to being learnt is to question authority, today there is only two. To question has been taken out of education/information. This man cop handled this situation miserably wrong in causing unintended and/or mitigated death.

  72. Anonymous

    lynnf_99 … ARE YOU AN IDIOT? DO YOU HAVE COMMON SENSE? Woman RUNS from the LAW, UNDER the influence of METH, driving with a LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENT on her hood for 200 yards, while he points his gun at her! Let figure this one out! Why only 10 bullets is my question?

  73. Anonymous

    lynnf_99 YES my AR-15's are READY and my HI-CAP magazines are FULL for all my weapons!

  74. Greg Elliott

    you are a idiot what if she took that car and ran you over or someone you know and love would that be alright too? He shot to save other lives period

  75. Anonymous

    PoP them CaPs, discharged his firearm 10 times. Alvarado’s suffered 14 gunshots wounds.

  76. Ron Archer

    lynnf_99 . If I was on the hood of a car driven by someone who tried to run me down; you can bet I would empty every gun I had into them in order to make them stop. It's called self preservation.

  77. Brian Moore

    its easy to complain about what he did….especially since you weren't the one on the hood……yes…she deserved it….one to the head would have been better………..save some bullets……..if she would have killed him would that be ok? oh…I was scared so I murdered a Officer trying to do his job….poor me……

  78. Jeff Bullock

    lol, lynnf_99's response makes me think about that old Rodney Dangerfield joke about sacking the QB – to adapt the joke, "in my town, the Border Patrol agents are so tuff that after they shoot the parents, they go after the kids!" –

  79. Anonymous

    cops are outta control. and I don't like people who hurt women.
    what a piece of shit this agent is, they cops and agents are THE REAL terrorists.

  80. Mike Farris

    99% of the agencies out there. Their policy, you do not shoot the tires out, you shoot the person period. Shooting tires will create lateral damage and your family might be in the other vehicle when this person loses control of their car.

  81. Mike Farris

    @Lynnf_99, this woman is lucky my agents would of opened fire with automatics.

  82. Jan McNair

    Ordered to STOP, keeps going and gets shot? I'd have shot 20 times to save my life from a FELON high on Meth…When a LEO says STOP you STOP.This is not rocket science, it is the law of the USA.You don't like it go back to YOUR Country!

  83. Greg Elliott

    ok you didnt read the article she was high on meth hanging out with a felon she tried fleeing usually means you did or was doing something wrong in the first place she was ordered to stop what if she did get away and killed an incent person then that would have been alright with you what if it was someone you love she killed then you would have been sueing the police for letting her go point is he did his job saving his and other lives except the one that had no regard for life if she would have been at home with those poor kids of hers instead of doing wrong she would still be alive but she didnt and as a rsult of her disreguard for life she is dead and those poor kids are without a mother because she is a idiot too

  84. Anonymous

    The story is so twisted you don't know what to believe because it is so conflicted from multiple sources, just seems to me he killed some innocent women who probably has nothing to do with the drug trafficker. He killed a women with 5-kids and those kids have no one to help them out now. This sucks! Discharging an entire fire arm on a person that is seems more like a hate crime.

  85. Ryan Antczak

    Since when did criminals get all these rights? Its a good thing they capped her ass cus she probably would of sued too. The justice system in the country is broken………..

  86. Dale Cloutier

    Did the agent have any rounds left in his gun,,,,, should have emptied it dumb ass when cops tell you to stop you stop…an what's with with the family sueing the judge should tell them to pack sand stop wasting the courts time…

  87. James Stumpf

    I've seen a dozen conflicting stories told by neighbors of the victim that contradicts everything the Border Patrol stateed in therre justification of what happened. An assperin can indicate a small amount of Methamphetamines in ones system. The Border Patrol agents personal record indicates the individual involved was a wild card haveing been suspendeed at least 5 times.

  88. Greg Elliott

    further more you are a idiot that has heart for criminals that try to kill and do drugs

  89. Anonymous

    They won't win the lawsuit. He was suspended four times but his job was reinstated each time so he had the right to be there doing his job. She didn't have the right to run him over. Sure he could have shot her less times but he was probably trying to make her stop driving as soon as possible.

  90. Derek Crawford

    She totally had it coming. If it were the children of the people arguing this point that she hit, they wouldn't be arguing it. Hitting a cop with a car is assault with a deadly weapon.

  91. Ernie Rossi

    I could not agree more. This is yet another example of people who do not want to live within the rules of society and then immediately want to scream abuse when they are held accountable. I was raised that if a cop said stop, you stop. To do anything else invites more trouble and you can't then claim it wasn't your fault. Folks need to get a grip, this is why our ourts are so backlogged because some jerk is going to take this case to court in a clear case of someone making a bad choice, paying the price, now she is suddenly a "victim".

  92. Robert J Varela

    In on the border patrol's side on this one, the intention was to run him over so he shot her to stop her. If the woman had been shot while just running away it would be totally different, but given the information border patrol officer was in his right to 1st defend his life 2nd stop a suspect.

  93. Anonymous

    ….Uhmmm….what so you think about the person who wrote this article who CAN'T SPELL! loser……..WHO THE F#*K CARES about this kind of S*#T ANYWAY?

  94. Taylor Stottern

    What does it matter if it's 2 bullets, 5 bullets, or 70 bullets. You're attempting to kill a Border Patrol Agent, he had every right to discharge his firearm. How was he to know his first couple shots even hit her if he's on the hood if a speeding car? She obviously did know he was a felon, why else would she try to run the Agent over? All while high on Meth! I see nothing wrong done here by the agent(s).

  95. Anonymous

    It was self defense on the officers part as far as I can see. If a cop says stop then you stop.

  96. Kimberly Miramontes

    When agents knocked on the door to the apartment, an unidentified individual told authorities that the man they were looking for was taking a show.
    Can't even spell shower Right?

  97. Rosie Vega

    Justice was served correctly. Under the circumstances, I would probably do the same.

  98. Ben Sr Bahr

    the 3rd integral concept to being learnt is to question authority, today there is only two. To question has been taken out of education/information. This man cop handled this situation miserably wrong in causing unintended and/or mitigated death.

  99. Anonymous

    surprised the agent didn't take the shotgun outta the trunk of his vehicle and blast that worthless body into nothingness.

  100. Anonymous

    Law & civil order is what makes our country safer than others. Criminals should not get a free pass when they disobey our law enforcement. If one wants to live in a safe society one must behave in a civil manner. There is no excuse in driving 200 yards with a law enforcement agent on the car. He was in danger and should not have been. I am sorry for her bad choices and the consequences for her family. He was doing his job and being attacked and had to defend himself.

  101. Anonymous

    by the way you're trained to empty your mag when you go through the academy. glad the journalist who wrote this article did enough research to know that. clearly getting a rise out of people's emotions are a lot more important than factual good news reporting.

    makes me happy to see people like Zimmerman suing NBC for example. this needs to happen more for the media to take their jobs seriously, and to stop putting garbage out by preying on people's emotions. morons.

  102. Jason Winchester

    Lynn_99, This woman deserved what she got. I have children as well and I don't think it's hard to come to the conclusion that if I try to "kill" a policeman with my car by running over him, I will be shot. I think the cop has the right to expect to go home at night to his family as well. She made the choice to use deadly force… He did his job. Just because a criminal runs doesn't mean the cops should just let them go. Who knows who else she may have run over in her "DRUG INDUSED" state. Simple to understand…

  103. James Hodges

    An agent shoots a Meth-ho ten times? I say give him a new box of bullets and put him back on the street… after all… there's more Meth-ho's out there…

  104. Jeff Kettle

    If he hadn't missed her head the first 9 shots he wouldn't have had to keep shooting.

  105. Al Jordan

    lynnf_99 lynnf, if you did what she did I would certainly shoot you. Knowing what an idiot your are I'd probably shoot you for GP…….

  106. Jason Winchester

    @Richard Styeo, As a police office he wasn't wrong to step in front of her car to tell her to stop. She ACCELERATED into him… She deserved every bullet she got. Stupid woman driving a car on meth and running from law enforcement. She didn't care about her kids right then. She just didn't want to be in trouble. Screw anyone else. As for her kids it's sad but their momma made a bad choice and from the sounds of it I would say she's made a bunch of them. Hanging out with a drug dealer/manufacturer, using illegal drugs, and flight from a felony arrest. She may not have been the person on the warrant but I'll bet when this all comes out she has her own arrest record…. Meth heads don't tend to be stellar citizens…

  107. Greg Elliott

    also what if she took off and hit that beautiful baby boy your holding in that picture would it had been justified to have stopped her then?????????????????????????????

  108. Jason Winchester

    @ Lynn_99 – As a police officer he wasn't wrong to step in front of her car to tell her to stop. She ACCELERATED into him… She drove 200 yards with him on her hood. She deserved every bullet she got. Stupid woman driving a car on meth and running from law enforcement. She didn't care about her kids right then. She just didn't want to be in trouble. Screw anyone else. As for her kids it's sad but their momma made a bad choice and from the sounds of it I would say she's made a bunch of them. Hanging out with a drug dealer/manufacturer, using illegal drugs, and flight from a felony arrest. She may not have been the person on the warrant but I'll bet when this all comes out she has her own arrest record…. Meth heads don't tend to be stellar citizens…

  109. Stephen Bullier

    lynnf_99… Who cares…and….Who cares…. and yes she tried to run him over. She deserved as many bullets as it took to stop the crack smoking beaner

  110. Mo Trubble

    The flaw in Mr. Ashby's reasoning is that he identified the wrong person as the one(s) that need training. What we really need is to train the soldiers of the crystal meth-amphetamine zombie armies not to run down the po-po, that is a no-no. Everyone knows people who do not respect po-po should get tolchocked in their yarbles.

  111. Stephen Bullier

    David Ashby… and your dumb ass would get 10 holes put in it also. These people confront crack smoking losers every day and they are more often than not armed. A slight hesitation and they are the ones with 10 holes in them. Get a clue

  112. Anonymous

    F U. If the Beaner wants to cross it is at their OWN Risk. Should have emptied another clip in the HO and then run her azz over.

  113. Al Jordan

    Anthony Jacobo I read her first sentence. The story is still she was helping and illegal felon and despite a warning she fled the scene, ran over an agent and was killed. the story says she had 14 bullet wounds, so it's obvious someone else was shooting……

  114. John Mansfield

    lynnf_99 I don't know what fanasy world your living in, but you need to wake up and smell the coffee. I have absolutly zero use for law enforcment, but this C**T got exactly what she deserved

  115. Mo Trubble

    Lynn, do you have any idea how hard it is to shoot out the tires of a moving vehicle? It is easier to shoot 6 armed people dead w/ 5 bullits. You really need to understand that things which you may viddy in the movies are NOT actaully real, or even realistic. I once viddied a movie w/ Richard Gere and Julia Roberts where a millionaire fell in love w/ a whore and married her! Funniest damn movie ever, but totally unrealistic.
    The problem is not running from the po-po, I highly endorse running from the po-po, speaking from personal experience. Running from the po-po is not a problem as long as you keep 2 things in mind: 1) Do not get shot. Getting shot, as illuminated by this case, can have some serious consequences. 2) Do not get caught. If you run from the po-po and get caught, they are likely to have a rather unpleasant demeanor, which could totally ruin your day.

  116. Tonya OBarr

    I think he did the right thing. Do we want the drug dealing and trafficking to stop? Do we want moms to quit being crackheads? Do we want crackheads caring for 5 kids raising more bad seeds? If she wanted to keep her life she should have done what the officers said to do. If you were an officer would you rather get ran over and possibly killed by drug addicts and dealers and let your wife and kids suffer? Or would you rather fight for your life? Do you want your kids getting drugs from these people?

  117. Mo Trubble

    Even better Mandy, why not track her w/ a satellite and disable her vehicle w/ a electro-magnetic pulse emitter? Or the copy could have just pulled out an Acme instant hole, dropp it in front of the vehicle and watch her fall through the earth to China. If she thinks the po-po here are bad, wait till whe gets to China!

  118. Anonymous

    If the lady shot was an illegal alien she the case should be thrown out instantly and the rest of her family should have their citizen status checked.

  119. Mo Trubble

    Hey, the guy who wrote this did it on the hood of a car travelling over 60 mph!, w/ a cell phone! not in a coffee shop using some app on a stupid eye-thingy. Show a little respect, he is a true "method" reporter.

  120. Ryan Pina

    If the officer was good he only would have needed 1 shot. So I think the moral of the story is practice your marksmenship!

  121. Anonymous

    I love how lynnf_99 is baiting all of you into his/her lame comments. Right or wrong you all got trolled.

  122. Richard Atyeo

    Theres better ways than killing people i hope someone you love never gets scared and does something stupid. leathel force should only be used to protect life. Stepping in front of a moving car is stupid not protecting!

  123. Mo Trubble

    There's no need to be so harsh, felons are people too. What if you found out your mama was a felon? Or your wife? Or girlfriend? Or your wife AND girlfriend!? What if someone stole your heart and THAT turned out to be a felony, would that justify you shooting him or her?
    Ignore that last remark, of course it would!

  124. Anonymous

    Every choice this woman made was a bad choice, having five kids that she likely can not afford to support, ingesting illegal controlled substances (Meth) and disregarding a lawful command by the agent who she rammed with her car.

  125. Don White

    lynnf_99 good thing you were not the agent or you would more than likely be DEAD when ordered to STOP you STOP.I guess everyone here who disagrees with your comment is wrong and you are the only one that is right.WOW how about a little common since.She must not of cared about her family but it sounds like the AGENT did care about his.He did what he had to do and she didn't have to do what she did life is CHOICES she made hers , either way SAD out come because of DRUGS.I don't think the agent is sitting home saying wow what a Great thing I did iam sure he is sicken by it but that is his job to protect YOU and the people , its always easy to sit back and be a arm chair Quarter back but you were not their and either were we very SAD.

  126. Don White

    Richard Atyeo that may be true but what if it ended up in a high speed persuit and your family was crossing the street and was hit and killed by her paranoid state of mine running from the law she had to be STOPPED or innocent people could of suffered her wrath one word METH

  127. Marvin Devers

    she made many mistakes , but did not deserve to die , 10 shots? seem excessive to me , justifiable? only the officer that was sooo eager to take a life can answer that? wonder how well he'll sleep tonight?

  128. Brian David Rose

    WHEN YOU HIT A AGENT OR DO NOT OBEY THE LAW….YOU ARE IN RISK OF YOUR LIFE. PERIOD. OBEY THE LAW PEOPLE AND THINGS LIKE THIS WONT HAPPEN.

  129. Randy Keith

    Richard Atyeo it didn't say "moving" car. A person can step in front a parked car and then the car acelerate into them.

  130. Anonymous

    lynnf_99 Your method is shoot first then ask them to stop? It would be hard to shoot out the tires while laying on the hood of the moving vehicle.

  131. Anonymous

    Don well put and ignore the fool called lynnf-99. Typical know it all with a better ideal kinda person.

  132. Anonymous

    These border Patrol agents put the life in danger everyday to protect American soil. Its unfortunate that he had to use his weapon to stop this women. At least they asked her to stop, instead she decided to run him over. It was a Do or Die situation and office was not ready to die. I support the agent, the drug cartels will never warn or give a second chance, they will kill any one who tries to stop them. This agent deserves to be free and not be charged for trying stop the women who almost killed him. Autopsy results found drugs in her body , what the hell. Her family has no right to sue the agent or the agency. Its pathetic!

  133. Don White

    The same people who dont agree with how this all went down are the same people that would be calling the law when they had a problem.COPS have to make decisions right then they cant just wait around for innocent people to get hurt.Very few people could handle the stressful situations that happen to law enforcement their job sucks and then people ridicule them for trying to do the right thing.they have my total respect and the Agent that shot her should be thank for stopping her before other people got killed and when she came down off her METH high she wouldnt have to live with what she had done to others.The BLAME is the DRUGS not the AGENT

  134. Anonymous

    Only an idiot would make a comparison like you just stated. The cop made the mistake of thinking the women would respect his authority and stop. Th women made the mistake of believing she could run away with no serious consequences for her mistake. She paid the ultimate for her poor judgement, which is a shame.

  135. Ian Lass

    That is what happens when you try to run over a government agent. They are trained to discharge their weapon until they deem there is no longer a threat. When you are driving a 3,000 lb vehicle and you are trying to kill someone with it you are going to get shot at as many times as it takes to stop you. If the office didn't shoot and she ended up running over a 5 year old then it would be the officers fault for not shooting her. There is no winning with you people who are so against the people who protect us every day.

  136. Ian Lass

    Richard, that is why you can't do the job they do. They are brave enough to step in front of a car of a person who is trying to get away from them for a reason that isn't known to them. What do you think he should have done? Should he have invited her to coffee, asked her to talk to him about why she was high on meth and trying to flee? All while she was trying to run him over? Yeah. That would work out real well. You say that their job is to protect life… THAT IS WHAT HE WAS DOING. If she had gotten away and plowed her car into someones car then you'd be bitching that the police didn't do enough. You have no idea what it takes to do their job and to make the split second decisions they do. Do you think he wanted to kill her? No. I'm sure that the boarder patrol doesn't hire serial killers and sociopaths. They are normal people who have to extraordinary things on a daily basis and deal with the scum of humanity. Then they have to deal with people like you bitching about when they have to use lethal force. The world isn't all rainbows and gumdrops buddy. There are people out there who do not give two shits about anyone else but themselves and they do not care who they hurt to get what they want. That's why we have the police and government agencies in place to make sure those people inflict as little damage on the rest of us as possible. Have some respect. This guy has a long difficult road ahead of him because he did his job.

  137. Ian Lass

    lynnf_99, do you even know what this officer is going to have to go through now because he did his job to protect innocent people? Shut up and go back to your drum circle. You have no idea what these people do for you on a daily basis. Then you have the gall to troll the internet and put them down. I bet you hate soldiers too? How about you take off to Somalia for a few weeks, see how it is with no government and people like Alvarado in charge. I'm betting you wouldn't like it very much.

  138. Dyno-Flo Racing Engines

    lynnf_99 if you try to run over a POLICE OFFICER then drive with him on the hood for 200 yards… YES YOU HAVE IT COMING. It was not an accident or misunderstanding. She clearly knew there was a cop on her hood. Instead of worrying about the criminal worry more about our law enforcement officers. They are there to protect us.

  139. Jason Schapiro

    The shooting was 100% justified. 200 yards? She was obviously continuing after she had been shot. If this shooting wasn't justified, why even have a border patrol?

  140. Anonymous

    lynnf_99 it sounds like she was a great mother when she runs down an agent high on meth.

  141. Anonymous

    lynnf_99 "Do you think she deserved 10 Bullets?" OMG Lynff??
    Come on??… first off, she was on drugs…. i'm sure one of those bullets hit her in head, or maybe spine, and that's the only thing that stopped her. She coulda probably gone on with 20 more bullets. When your high, and killed, your body will keep going, cause the adrenaline is driven by the drugs…. basically, your zombified . So yes, she deserved what ever amount of bullets it took to stop her. Agents, cops, millitary, para-military, are trained to Survive, and Trained to shoot-to-kill. Every law enforcement agency across country are trained to put 2 center mass, and one in the head to stop a threat. Why, the excessive force is nescesary to save their own life. They are also trained to empty clip if threat doesn't stop, becuase in some situations, like a psychotic woman on drugs, might take more…. That justifies his 10 shots +.
    The fact he was on the hood, hanging on to survive (obviously by one hand if he had to retain his use of lethal force), justifies the need for lethal force. Every law enf across the country are trained, if you are threatened by an individual with any object that can mortally wound you, including the person themself,and with time, attempted lawful orders to stand down, you are justified to use lethal force. Threats can be a 6'6, 260lb muscle guy with his bare hands coming at you in a rage, a marine with no weapon trained to kill with hands, a petite woman in a car, an avg man with a gun, someone with a bat, even a big rock in your hand; all will likely perceive to a law enforcement agent of a lethal threat, and if you are perceived to use such methods against an agent/officer, without obeying commands to stand down; YES, you deserve the result of lethal force, and whatever means it took the officer to stop you, being 3, 10, or 30 bullets, that is the fate YOU CHOOSE. Even the fact of somone doing simple harm to an agent/officer to the point of disarming the agent/officer from defending themeself, and the threat obtaining the officer's weapon, is a lethal threat to agent/officer.
    And yes… the article states the Agent ordered her to STOP. She disobeyed lawfull orders by a fed agent, she was high on drugs pushing her body beyond her own limits, and threatened, and carried out threat, to take the agents life, using a lethal weapon, her car. The officer had no choice but open fire, and use every round he discharged to stop the threat. I commend his choices in the matter, and would commend everyother officer across the country of any agency, to do the same thing, if under the same duress.

    Anyone who thinks this agent used excessive force is ignorant, and does not understand what a sacrifice is needed to protect the innocent, and should, by defualt, be automatically drafted in the armed forces, and sent over sees to hostile conditions, and experience what it may be like, to protect your self.

  142. Anonymous

    Who proofreads these articles for grammar? Fire them. Hire me. I guarantee better results.

  143. Anonymous

    Richard Atyeo when she continues to drive the officer was protecting his life at that point. which according to your comment should be fine?

  144. Jason Schapiro

    Post her head on a spike on the Rio Grande to serve as a warning.

  145. Dyno-Flo Racing Engines

    Richard Atyeo Hi dumb dumb. You are correct. She shouldn't have tried to kill the cop. In contrast to your wish that someone will be killed to prove your point, use your mind instead. In the future, wish that folks would do like they did in the old days, and when the cop says stop…. you do like you are told. You will not get shot 10 times if you stop and do as the police officer asks. He didn't shoot her for being scared, he shot her for trying to kill him. Anyone who believes life is precious would also agree that saving their life is important. You are tragically misguided. Should someone you love, try to kill me, I will respond in kind. It is not the reaction we should look at…. it is the action, that creates the reaction.

  146. Michael Burgess

    You shoot the person male or female as many times as it takes to end the threat. If the family doesn't like it they can pack up and leave this country. I'm so tired of aliens and immigrants acting like they were in their country of origin. Get this straight, We are a republic. That means we are a nation of laws, not lawyers. Obey the law or suffer the consequences.

  147. Brian Nichols

    where does it say the car was moving in this when he stepped in front of the car. looks to me like she ran jumpped in the car had to start it and cop stepped in front of car to get her to comply with his orders then drew his gun. she could have put it in reverse no insted drove at him I'm glad he was able to go home to his family that night.

  148. Ed Rodriguez

    The worst crime I see here is the inability for the writers and proof reads of these articles to spell. They must have hired all Democrats to write these stories.

  149. Eddie Deguisto

    Told to stop multiple times hit a law enforcement agent with a car. seems pretty cut and dry to me. on drugs and non compliant at least all the rounds hit their target. And I hope that agent is ok and nothing happens to him for doing his job.

  150. Shane Fitzgerald

    If someone tried to run me down I would have no priblem shooting them, and I would keep on firing the weapon until I was 100% safe and the aggressor was no longer a threat. If it took 10 shots than so be it…I would have fired 11 just to be sure…10 body shots and one in the head for safe measure…

  151. James Stumpf

    The officers serve a warrent on someone that has already been deported. Shows how aquerate there informaation was. The woman had no criminal record of any kind. An unmarked agent attempts to stop her and she trys to get away. There's no way he could have fired ten times unless the car was slowing down to a stop. It was a usless killing by an agent that should have been terminated long before this incident. The Border Patrol is trying to cover up a stupid act of violence committed by one of there own.

  152. Bradley Molnar

    lynnf_99 Real life isn't like the movies. The car won't automatically stop the vehicle will lose control and possibly cause the vehicle to flip or run into another vehicle or an innocent bystander.

  153. Lee Garen

    The officer had every right to discharge his weapon at the woman. She was on meth and had used her vehicle as a dangerous weapon by hitting the officer in an attempt to injure or kill him! It was a just shooting! Consider the shooting of a cop-killer in Lakeland, Florida several years ago. The suspect was found and shot more than 60 times by Polk County Deputies. When asked if that was overkill, the sheriff said, "No, we ran out of bullets." No difference in this shooting! The lawsuit should be dismissed as frivololus!

  154. Steven Williamson

    I don't think she deserved to die and every one happy she died and saying how she should be shot more. every one of you need some serious mental help and as far as the the 10 shots all it really takes is one and the agent didn't have to shot her. He could of just rolled off the side and put out an apb on the car eventually she would of been caught. but we all make mistakes hers ended up costing her life. no one on here is with out fault or in some way have broken the law and haven't been caught whether its speeding or drugs or stealing or whatever and talking about she deserved to die, then you should get what you deserve also. Those who don't show mercy deserve none.

  155. Steven Williamson

    I don't think she deserved to die and every one happy she died and saying how she should be shot more. every one of you need some serious mental help and as far as the the 10 shots all it really takes is one and the agent didn't have to shoot her. He could of just rolled off the side and put out an apb on the car eventually she would of been caught. but we all make mistakes hers ended up costing her life. no one on here is with out fault or in some way have broken the law and haven't been caught whether its speeding or drugs or stealing or whatever and talking about she deserved to die, then you should get what you deserve also. Those who don't show mercy deserve none.

  156. Don Gasman

    He must have run out of ammo since it was only 10. What the hell was the cop doing standing in front of a moving vehicle and when he landed on the hood why didn't he roll off? Judge, jury and executioner.

  157. Anonymous

    The agent needs more "shooting while impaled on a windshield training". That's usually one of the first classes at the Academy. Maybe his group was taking the "always shoot a woman more than once" class.

  158. Joseph Liegel

    I think it is great! Thank God no harm came to the agent. If I would have been on the hood of the car, I would have capped 15 or 20 shots in her azz.

  159. Corrinna Jordan

    I think when you're told to stop and you run into an agent and drive with them on your hood for 200 yards you're going to get shot. I don't know what these people are defending her for. It's obvious she was in the wrong. They're probably trying to make some kind of racism thing out of this.