FBI’s Houston Office is currently investigating the death of an individual shot and killed by an agent during a home raid. Allegedly, while breaching a dark room, the FBI agent shot two times a man who grabbed on to his rifle’s barrel. Investigations revealed that the man was actually the victim of a kidnap.
FBI Agent Claims Kidnap Victim Tried to Disarm Him
Art Acevedo, the Houston Chief of Police, declared that the unfortunate incident took place several weeks ago at a northeast Houston house. Learning that 47-year-old Ulises Valladares, an individual previously kidnapped by three individuals, might be held at a house on Elbert Street, several FBI agents accompanied by police officers went there in an attempt to rescue the man.
According to Acevado, while the rest of the agents surrounded the house, an FBI agent tried to breach one of the windows at the back of the house. Using a tool, the field agent broke the window, but accidentally dropped it into the room and had to finish the job using the back end of his service rifle.
The room inside was completely dark, but the agents suspected that Valladares was inside and probably guarded by one the suspects. Upon entering the room, the FBI agent felt that someone latched onto his rifle’s barrel and tried to take the gun from his hands.
The agent fired his weapon two times, severely injuring the man. Minutes later, all three suspects were in custody, but, to their surprise, the agents discovered that the individual shot dead was none other than Ulises Valladares, the very man they were supposed to save.
Following the deadly attack, the local authorities have begun a thorough investigation, with the FBI backing them up. The victim’s family is likely to press charges against the Bureau.
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