FBI Shoots Kidnapping Victim In Houston

BY Herschel Smith
7 months, 3 weeks ago

ABC13:

The chief detailed how the FBI SWAT team was at the home on Elbert Street in order to make a rescue to attempt to recover Ulises Valladares.

Valladares had reportedly been kidnapped from his Conroe home.

FBI agents attempted to breach a room in the back of the house where they believed the victim was being held.

Chief Acevedo said the agents were using a tool to break one of the rear windows to gain entry to the house. During that attempt, the agent dropped the tool inside.

The second agent made the decision to use his rifle to gain entry into the room.

According to the HPD, Valladares grabbed the weapon and began pulling on it.

Police say the agent, not knowing who was pulling on his weapon, feared he was going to lose control of his rifle. That agent reportedly made the decision to fire his weapon.

One of the shots hit Valladares. A second shot went into the roof.

The HPD says Valladares was bound in the room. When agents entered the home they immediately requested medical assistance. The victim died at the hospital.

Chief Acevedo says the agents repeatedly yelled “FBI” while attempting to enter the home.

Conditions in the room were described as dark since the FBI made the decision not to use lights during the rescue attempt.

The fail is so thick here that it shouldn’t be necessary to outline it, but I will anyway.

(1) The one breaking the window should have been wearing a lanyard to secure the tool if it was possible to lose the tool, and it was indeed possible since they conducted the raid in the dark (he could also have lost it in the yard approaching the house).

(2) They conducted the raid in the dark, and apparently weren’t wearing any sort of night vision or using tactical lights.

(3) The other SWAT team member shouldn’t have used his rifle as a tool to break the window.  That’s not the function of a rifle.

(4) The shooter shouldn’t have discharged his weapon without having positive ID.

(5) Discharging the weapon was stupid anyway because the shooter didn’t have proper identification of backstop.

(6) The person breaking the window shouldn’t have been part of the house clearing team and should have focused on his one job of breaking the window.  He had one job.  One job.  He couldn’t even do that without screwing up.  The shooter couldn’t do the job either without screwing up.

(7) The FBI is a fuckup.  They always have been.  They shouldn’t have been doing any raid.  Art Acevedo (who believes in forcible blood draws at random car stops and was driven out of the progressive city of Austin) deserves the FBI, and the FBI deserves Art.  Why the FBI was involved isn’t explained, but they are both disgusting.  I detest them both.

Don’t do any of these things.  Ever.  Stay away from law enforcement, as they are the most dangerous people on the road or in neighborhoods.  If you ever have to do anything at all like this, think before you do it, and use your head.

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  1. On January 31, 2018 at 12:35 am, Stacy0311 said:

    I remember when that tool Acevedo was the Chief of Police in Austin (lived there for 15 years). Rank and file cops HATED him. I seem to recall he came from California.

  2. On January 31, 2018 at 8:47 am, Ned said:

    Another HRT fiasco. As usual, that went well. And now the OIG retrieves text messages that FBI can’t find.

    Someone remind me again why TF We need an FBI – or any federal LEO this unbelievably criminally inept…

  3. On January 31, 2018 at 9:33 am, Fred said:

    “Stay away from law enforcement…”

    Yep.

  4. On February 1, 2018 at 6:35 pm, Fleo said:

    Herschel,
    You certainly nailed this one! Dime to a dollar, all involved feeb management will escape totally, and they will cover for untrained entry team! Everyone to include the SAC should be prosecuted for conspiracy to murder.

  5. On February 2, 2018 at 10:49 pm, Jorge said:

    Thank god nobody has given them frag grenades yet.

    I totally understand noise and light discipline when approaching an objective… but once you’re making entry by breaking windows, you are no longer being stealthy in the least.

    Maybe hostage rescue is a mission where target discrimination is a little important.

    How do you break a window with your rifle, put one round into a hostage, and blow a hole in the roof with the next? I don’t even understand the mechanics of how that happens.

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