An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent shot and injured an unarmed father in his Chicago home on Monday morning.
According to Felix Torres, 53, agents barged into his Belmont Cragin residence at 6:20 a.m., shooting him and sending his daughter, Carmen, and her family, into a panic.
“They didn’t say anything,” Carmen told DNA Info. “They just came in and pointed pistols in our faces and dragged us out. We didn’t even have time to dress or grab milk for the baby.”
ICE was present for a home raid. However, Torres, who had to be hospitalized, is a legal resident, and no one in the house is undocumented.
Immigration agents say that Torres had a weapon, a claim that Carmen and her father’s lawyer, Thomas Hallock, deny.
“I don’t know if there was some sort of mistake here or what,” Hallock told the Chicago Tribune. “But it’s all pretty bizarre. He opened the door and, without cause, they shot him. I don’t know that they had a warrant, but they certainly made forced entry into the house.”
ICE has not provided any additional details about the raid, which is being looked into.