It is the time after Alvarado radioed in and when a single shot rang out on the city's west side that is now at the center of an investigation.The officer's insistence that he fired at point-blank range after being startled by Lopez has been cast into great doubt by the autopsy, which revealed "no evidence of close-range firing."
According to NISD documents, Officer Alvarado had been reprimanded seven times and suspended from the force three times in less than three years.
According to these records, on May 29, 2008, the NISD Police Department even considered terminating Officer Alvarado.
In the days after the shooting, the district released Officer Alvarado's account of the shooting.
Alvarado says he followed the teen to a neighborhood, pursuing the teen into a backyard. The officer claims the teen, who was a student at the Bexar County Juvenile Justice Academy, was hiding in a shed and burst out, slamming the shed door into his face.
That's when Alvarado fired a single shot, hitting the 14-year-old in the abdomen. Lopez would die at the scene.
Alvarado is an NISD officer, meaning he's assigned to the Police Department of the Northside Independent School District. The school actually has its very own dedicated gang of armed rule enforcers to keep the children in line. In the spirit of Vox Day, that truly is a reason for parents to assume individual responsibility for the education of their own progeny and therefore "homeschool or die."