Law enforcement officers are still not saying much about shooting the wrong man during a botched raid on the wrong mobile home over the weekend, but now we’re learning they confiscated a phone from the victim’s little brother who witnessed the shooting.
It is unclear if Edgar Camacho-Alvarado’s 11-year-old brother recorded the shooting or just the aftermath or if he recorded anything, but generally that is the reason cops confiscate phones after killing citizens.
And it’s far from legal, but so is shooting the wrong man dead, then asking family members for his name indicating they had no clue who they had just killed.
Their real target, George Bond, was actually inside another mobile home about 200 feet away, according to the Albuquerque Journal, which said the raid consisted U.S. Marshals, FBI Agents, New Mexico State Police, Albuquerque police, Bernalillo County sheriff’s deputies and Rio Rancho police,
After killing Camacho-Alvarado and confiscating his brother’s phone, the cops then moved on to the next trailer and began throwing flash bombs through its windows, eventually forcing its occupants outside.
Meanwhile, Camaco-Alvarado’s body lay dead in front of his mobile home for 14 hours.
And cops refused to answer any questions from family members as you can see in the video below.
Bond, 25, was wanted for a 2014 murder in which charges had been dropped in 2015, only for the case to be reopened in January 2016.
But they then tracked him down to the West Central mobile home park where they gathered their troops and proceeded to arrest him before dawn Saturday morning.
Bond was hiding out in trailer #29.
Camacho-Alvarado was working on his truck’s engine in front of trailer #26.
Police say “a confrontation” took place and “shots were fired,” which is police talk for they confronted Camacho-Alvarado before killing him.
He did not have a gun nor did he have a warrant. All he had was the misfortune to have been working on his truck while authorities swarmed the mobile park with multiple agencies and armored vehicles, looking for any excuse to use violence in the name of officer safety.
And now they’re probably looking for an excuse to pin his death on Bond, who should have been in custody all along.