Son says shooting of mom during DEA raid was mistake

Son says shooting of mom during DEA raid was mistake

Lilian Alonzo, the grandmother shot late last month during a DEA drug raid at her apartment, was picking up an infant when a bullet ripped through her arm and entered her torso, her son told the New Hampshire Union Leader.

The son said agents later tore up Alonzo’s apartment in a search for drugs. No drugs, weapons or large amounts of cash were found, said Daniel Nunez, who returned to his home in Florida after spending the last two weeks with his mother.

He said the shooting took place after his 10-year-old sister opened the door and police barged into the apartment.

“She (Alonzo) went to pick up the baby. They thought she was reaching for something, and they shot her,” Nunez believes.

Armed with a search warrant, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration raided the third-floor apartment at 110 Beech St. on Aug. 27, the day authorities broke up a drug ring that involved the transport and sale of large amounts of oxycodone.

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