ICE Shoots Man in Gravesend in Broad Daylight, Protest at Maimonides Hospital

GRAVESEND/BORO PARK – This morning a man on West 12th Street in Gravesend was shot in his face by ICE Agents attempting to arrest his mother’s boyfriend whom they were looking to deport.

ICE was after neighbor Gaspar Avendano-Hernandez, 33, who they say had been already once removed from the country. The wounded man was identified by family as Eric Diaz, 26, of West 12th Street, Todd Maisel reported for the AMNewYork, with a lot of detail on the scuffle.

ICE officers discharged at least one firearm, when officers were physically attacked while attempting to arrest Avendano-Hernandez, the ICE press office stated.

“The New York Police Department arrested Avendano-Hernandez Feb. 3 for possession of a forged instrument, a felony criminal charge. ICE attempted to lodge an immigration detainer after his most recent arrest, however the subject was released from local custody before ICE could lodge a detainer. This forced ICE officers to locate him on the streets of New York rather than in the safe confines of a jail,” the ICE press office stated.

The victim was taken to Maimonides hospital, where residents are protesting. We are waiting for more details about what happened to be confirmed by the authorities — The incident is being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG).

“We still don’t know why ICE was conducting an operation in Southern Brooklyn but we do know their mere presence generates justifiable alarm and panic in our community,” Councilmember Mark Treyger stated, whose district includes Gravesend. “I’ve remained in contact with NYPD to learn more details once they become available and will keep the public posted as soon as I learn more.”



People Protesting ICE Agent-Involved Shooting Outside Maimonides Medical Center @CitizenApp

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  1. So, ICE agents just walked up to this guy and shot him in the face? There was no fighting or anything like that? No scuffling? It was just a random and unprovoked assassination attempt?

    Really? Pardon me if I’m skeptical.

  2. Thank Heaven for President Trump and thank Heaven for ICE. Now all of the non-working welfare recipients will come out to protest this action, most probably be told where to go for free food packages, sign up at this “rally” for free T shirts and phones, and those people who are working to provide for themselves and their families will also be supporting these “freedom fighters”. All that is missing is the chief rabble rouser Al Sharpton.

  3. Lol….nice headline. I especially like the “…in broad daylight”. And here I thought government agents only worked the night shift!

  4. NYC is a sanctuary city and we understand and value the richness of our diversity. NO agent of the government is making moves with a bubble wand and cotton candy handcuffs. I would think ICE can go to many more cities and roust illegal immigrants and be welcomed with open arms by the people in charge there. To shoot someone suggests the agent lacked control and training.

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