Fourteen-year-old Ashley Villareal will be buried tomorrow on Valentines Day shot dead by the DEA.
The incident is fishy. The DEA has clammed up. No statements.
Sunday night, agents had a West Side house staked out, hunting for Ashleys father (who wasnt there). Ashley came out to move a car from the driveway, to behind the house, by driving partway around the block. A passenger [Daniel Robles] says Ashley pulled out onto San Joaquin street without turning on her headlights.
Heres one version: thinking the passenger might be the man they were hunting, DEA agents drove two vehicles toward Ashleys car. She rammed the pickup ahead, then reversed and rammed the car behind. Another version says agents on foot shot at her from the front, causing her to veer into a parked police car. One bullet hit Ashley Villereals head. The back of her head.
A neighbor says she thought it was a gang shooting, until she saw agents putting on DEA vests after the gunfire. Another point is that no arrest warrant was sought until the day after the shooting.
The DEA will investigate itself. Thatll take months. They still havent finished investigating another car-ramming shooting here last October 3rd.
The DEA should follow the example of the space agency. Tell us what it thinks it knows, what does and doesnt seem to add up, which facts are unchallenged.
The silence only encourages suspicions.
Brad Messer commentary, KTSA.