A New Hampshire grandma, Lilian Alonzo, was shot last month during a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) drug raid in which no drugs, or anything else illegal, was found. The DEA was on a search for distributors of illegal painkillers, and received a tip from an informant that they witnessed $50,000 in cash sitting on Alonzo’s table. Based solely on the fact that the residents of the house were allegedly in possession of a large amount of cash (as if earning cash legally isn’t a possibility), the DEA obtained a search warrant, and raided the house, machine-guns in hand.
Alonzo’s son, Daniel Nuez told The New Hampshire Union Leader that the DEA roughed up his 10-year-old sister as she was trying to answer the door, and then ransacked the home, before eventually shooting Alonzo as she reached to protect her infant grandchild. The bullet entered Alonzo’s arm, and went into her upper-torso. Although the shot wasn’t fatal, doctors weren’t able to remove the bullet, so it will remain in Alzonzo’s body, potentially for the remainder of her life.