Family says ICE agent had no reason to shoot man during Chicago raid
By Brian Seay
Chicago police were at the home on West Grand Avenue and North Melvina Avenue as many as ten hours after the shooting Monday, according to local reports. (Photo: Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune)
An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent shot a man in the arm during an early morning raid at a Chicago home Monday.
ICE said an agent shot 53-year-old Felix Torres after he pointed a gun at agents while they tried to serve a warrant for someone else, DNA Info reported. But family members tell a different story.
“It’s a lie when they say he was holding a gun. He doesn’t even own a gun,” the man’s daughter, Carmen Torres said. “They shot my dad. They shot him, and I don’t know why.”
At least eight family members were in the home during the raid, which happened around 6:20 a.m. on the city’s Northwest Side. Carmen Torres said none of them are undocumented. ICE removed at least one man from the home during the raid — the wounded man’s 23-year-old son. He’s due in court Wednesday for a felony gun charge, but was released by ICE later Monday.
Felix Torres was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.
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