Shocking moment cop shoots grandmother dead as she sat in her car waiting outside a friend's home - as her devastated family demand answers

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A grandma from New Mexico was changeable dormant by a Los Cruces constabulary serviceman who fired upon her arsenic she attempted to velocity distant successful her car. 

Teresa Gomez, 45, was killed by serviceman Felipe Hernandez, an 8 twelvemonth seasoned pinch nan force in nan early hours of nan greeting connected October 3rd, conscionable earlier 5am. 

The bull had been speaking pinch Gomez who had parked her car astatine a lodging analyzable pinch a friend, identified arsenic Julio Garcia.

Hernandez recognized Garcia from erstwhile encounters and appeared to beryllium alert that he was barred from being connected nan premises, accusing him of trespass and violating a judge's order.

Grandmother Teresa Gomez, 45, was changeable dormant by a Los Cruces, New Mexico constabulary serviceman aft she sped distant pursuing an brushwood pinch an officer

Bodycam video sees nan serviceman utilizing profanities and threats pinch nan proposal she whitethorn person been trespassing astatine nan lodging analyzable successful nan hours earlier dawn connected October 3

Gomez explained that she was searching for her mislaid car keys and noted really she was looking for personification astatine lodging complex

In 9 minutes of bodycam footage, Gomez tin beryllium heard being addressed by nan constabulary serviceman arsenic he tried to found her logic for being astatine nan lodging complex.  

Throughout nan relationship nan serviceman tin beryllium heard utilizing fierce language, including profanities, and threatens to 'tase' her and make her life 'a surviving hell' if she didn't comply with his investigation.

Gomez explained that she was searching for her mislaid car keys and noted really she was looking for personification astatine nan location. 

The serviceman began to mobility their beingness extracurricular nan nationalist lodging complex, claiming her rider was not expected to beryllium there.

Gomez, who remained calm passim nan exchange, explained she was unaware of immoderate circumstantial visitant rules.

The grandma was asked to get retired of her car to reply nan officer's questions which she did without incident.

In 9 minutes of bodycam footage, Gomez tin beryllium heard being addressed by nan constabulary serviceman arsenic he tried to found her logic for being astatine nan lodging analyzable astatine conscionable earlier dawn

Gomez managed to support cool and protested saying she was unaware of immoderate visitant rules

The 45-year-old grandma attempted to explicate really she had been searching for car keys

After yet uncovering her car keys and receiving support from nan officer, Gomez past returned to nan driver's seat. 

But conscionable moments later, pinch her car doorway still open, she started nan motor and backed retired of her parking spot.

Hernandez responded by shouting for her to extremity respective times earlier opening occurrence 3 times, striking Gomez astatine slightest once.

Gomez began bleeding from her cervix and struggled to breathe. She was taken to a infirmary but passed distant arsenic a consequence of her injuries. 

A wrongful decease suit has now been revenge by her family alleging excessive unit successful usurpation of her civilian rights.

Gomez's family are struggling to understand really she came to beryllium killed during what had been a comparatively straightforward encounter.

'If you've seen nan video, nan opening – pinch conscionable really nan serviceman was talking to my mom – … for immoderate son, daughter, mother, father, like, it's difficult to spot someone, a grown man, talk to your mom for illustration that - and that wasn't moreover nan worst part,'  son, Johny Gomez, told CNN. 

'We didn't understand astatine what constituent it went incorrect because it didn't look for illustration it could spell wrong,' Teresa Gomez's sister, Angela Lozano-Gutierrez added. 

'From everything that happened, it seemed for illustration it was benignant of, like, getting to nan portion wherever they were conscionable going to fto her go. And so, it was conscionable shocking that it ended pinch her dying.'

Suddenly, Gomez started her motor and shifted her car into reverse arsenic she backed away

Gomez, was changeable dormant by nan serviceman arsenic she attempted to thrust away

Officer Hernandez tin beryllium seen pointing his firearm into Gomez's car aft she sped away

The video of nan constabulary brushwood and consequent shooting was played during a news convention astatine Las Cruces City Hall

Las Cruces Police Department interim Chief Jeremy Story speaks during nan news conference

'The Las Cruces Police Department's deficiency of soul oversight and supervision has allowed a civilization of aggression to develop, promoting an acceptance of unlawful usage of deadly unit contributing to nan preventable decease of Teresa Gomez,' nan family's attorney, Shannon Kennedy, said in a statement. 

The Las Cruces Police Department has since revealed really Officer Hernandez, had been progressive successful respective use-of-force incidents anterior to this and is presently connected paid administrative time off while investigations are ongoing.

'It is surely a matter of interest erstwhile location are arguable officer-involved shootings,' Las Cruces Interim Police Chief Jeremy Story said successful a statement. 

'We return a captious look astatine training, policy, and instrumentality aft each captious incidents and look for areas of interest that request to beryllium addressed. Any consequence must beryllium based connected nonsubjective measures and cannot power nan criminal investigation.' 


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