Without announcing themselves as police officers, Texas cops tossed an object through a window and broke down the front door of a home before shooting a 16-year-old boy inside along with his three-year-old sister Wednesday night.
Midland police were serving a warrant in search for drugs, according to Luis Gomez, father of the two children, who was not home at the time. He told local media they shot his son because his son had an object in his hand but he would not say what was the object.
Police have not said anything except to confirm there was “an officer-involved shooting and that the Texas Rangers are investigating.”
But Gomez told local media that his son was shot in the arm and is now incarcerated and that his daughter was shot in the back and is now in the hospital.
According to KCBD:
The 16-year-old boy, who was home alone with his sister, told his father police threw something through the window and broke down the door of the home without announcing they were officers. The father, now identified as Luis Gomez, says police did have a search warrant.
The father says the teen had something in his hand when he encountered the police, but couldn’t say what it was. He says the teen thought the police were intruders and and went towards the officers. Police began shooting and the teen was shot in the arm. A bullet went through the wall and injured the 3-year-old girl, according to the father.
“She’s in a lot of pain. She just don’t stop crying. She’s shaking. She just keeps screaming every five minutes. The doctor said its going to be a trauma. Like she is going to be traumatized over it.”
Gomez says his 16-year-old son is now in juvenile detention. The three-year-old was shot in the back and has internal injuries and is in a Lubbock hospital.
Neither police nor Gomez explained why his son was in custody but if they had found drugs in the house, they would usually be quick to report that to the public as they love to brag about their drug busts – even if it’s not illegal drugs.
Just over a week before the raid, Midland police posted on its Facebook page about new bulletproof vests they were able to buy thanks to donations from the public.
The vests were purchased from a company called Angel Armor which brags on its site that its mission is to “protect and preserve the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness for law enforcement and their families.”
We can only imagine the cops were excited to try out their news vests during the no-knock raid that appears to have violated the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness of the family.
Last year, the Houston Police Department conducted a no-knock raid on an innocent couple in which they were both killed, leading to felony charges against two cops and an end to no-knock raids for that department.