During a violent surprise raid on a family-occupied apartment, federal agents opened fire on an innocent grandmother as she reached out to protect an infant.
On August 27th, 2014, a Manchester was at home watching over her 10-year-old daughter and two of her grandchildren (ages 4 and 1.5). At approximately 7:00 p.m. that evening, the U.S Drug Enforcement Agency raided her third-story apartment to look for drug contraband. The raid produced no drugs, no arrests, and resulted in 49-year-old Lilian Alonzo [reported as Lillian Nunez] being shot by an officer. No other adults were present during the raid.
New Hampshire Attorney General Joe Foster vaguely stated that during the raid, “one of the officer’s weapons discharged,” offering no further details.
An unnamed agent fired two bullets in Alonzo’s apartment. One struck Ms. Alonzo in the arm and torso. The other went into a wall. Alonzo survived, but doctors were unable to remove the bullet from her body.
The woman’s son, Daniel Nunez, recently came forward with further details about the shooting after visiting his recovering mother.