A San Diego border patrol agent shot and killed a mother of five as she drove about 100 yards with him clinging to the hood of her car, Friday.
Valeria (Monique) Alvarado, 32, sped away as border patrol agents attempted to serve a warrant in the area, The Associated Press reported.
Agents were not searching for Alvarado when they arrived in the suburban neighborhood a few miles from the Mexican border.
According to police and witness accounts, the woman rammed the agent, who became trapped on the windshield and hood.
He shouted for her to stop, but she continued for about 100 yards.
Witnesses report hearing between five and eight rounds.
“Fearing for his life, he discharged his weapon to get the vehicle to stop,” Border Patrol Deputy Chief Rodney Scott said told the U-T San Diego newspaper.
An ambulance took the agent to hospital for medical care, although reports say he wasn’t hurt badly.
“I just saw an agent with a gun walking toward the car and yelling,” witness Hector Salazar said, according to ABC News. “But the person inside didn’t respond.”
The suspect agents wanted is still at large.
Alvarado’s children range in age from 3 to 17.
“Where’s the evidence my wife threatened a trained officer? I want justice,” her husband, Gilbert, told U-T San Diego.
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