An El Paso, Texas man is accused of killing a woman and injuring her husband after they flew a flag in support of President Joe Biden, according to a report.
Police say the suspect acted on alleged “extremist religious beliefs,” and seemingly violent political ideologies when he attacked over their support and "doll of Trump hanging" outside of their West Texas home.
El Paso officers responded to a shooting call at the 3000 block of Copper Avenue, where they reportedly found Daniel Kaufman suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at a neighbors house on Nov. 14, 2020. After searching the area, police said they found Georgette Kaufman, 50, dead in her garage with her car still running.
Officials said she had been fatally shot.
Daniel Kauffman reportedly heard a noise at the back door and believed it was his wife returning home from work. Instead, police said Joseph Angel Alvarez, 38, who allegedly opened fire when Kauffman went to see what was going on, according to KWTX 10 News.
Kauffman was shot at five times, once in the head, once in the shoulder and once in the wrist, according to KFOX14 News. Alvarez allegedly missed twice. Kauffman carried himself to the a house, and called the police.
Investigators obtained a Google geofence search warrant, which allows law enforcement to “search a database to find all mobile devices within a particular geofence area” with a judge’s signature, according to the El Paso Times.
Officials determined Alvarez was a viable suspect because his phone registered in the proximity of the Kauffman’s home on the day of the shooting.
Authorities said Alvarez allegedly emailed an intelligence branch of the U.S. Army, claiming "pro-choice" members of what he reportedly called the "Jewish Satanist Party," were using near-by Memorial Park for "ritualistic satanic ground to conduct abortions by manner of magic,” according to court documents obtained by KDBC-TV.
Investigators said these emails also included photographs of the park, and four of the photographs were taken near the Kauffmann's home.
Authorities also reportedly found Facebook posts allegedly stating Alvarez had been fired from his job at General Aviation Terminal due to allegedly stalking allegations from a female co-worker. Alvarez allegedly learned the female co-worker's schedule and waited for her to arrive at work on his day off. She reportedly claimed he accosted her as she got out of her car.
Police reportedly noted the similarities between the accosting allegations and the manner in which Georgette Kauffman had been killed.
The El Paso Police Department SWAT team and detectives with the Crimes against Persons' unit arrested Alvarez outside the Papa John’s Pizza at the 8800 block of Viscount Boulevard, where he was working as a delivery driver, on Sept. 8
His bail was set at $2 million and he was booked into El Paso County jail.
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