California Woman Valeria Alvarado Fatally Shot by Border Patrol Agent
The agent said he had no choice but to defend himself.
Sept. 30, 2012— -- Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a 32-year-old woman suburban San Diego 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," Border Patrol Deputy Chief Rodney Scott said.
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?" Gilbert Alvarado said.
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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