A West Texas man who is a fervent Donald Trump supporter has been arrested for killing a woman and injuring her husband because they voted for Biden, and had a Biden flag outside their home.
Local police say that Joseph Angel Alvarez, 38 targeted the couple targeted shortly after the U.S. presidential election, at their home in the 3000 block of Copper Avenue in Central El Paso, local station KWTX reports.
The criminal complaint states police found Georgette Kauffman’s body inside her garage. After Alvarez shot and killed the woman, he allegedly made his way through the detached garage door and entered the backyard before shooting the woman’s husband, Daniel Kaufmann.
Incredibly, it took almost a year for police to arrest Alvarez, who was taken into custody on September 8. He is being held at the El Paso County Detention Center on a $2 million bond.
The court document states that Alvarez walked up a flight of stairs to an outdoor patio deck. He attempted to enter the residence, but found the wrought iron door to be locked.
At that time, Daniel Kauffman heard a noise at the back door and walked in its direction because he believed it was his wife. Alvarez then allegedly fired several rounds through the closed wrought iron door, striking the husband, the court document states.
Kauffman told the news outlet that he was shot at five times, but was able to crawl out of his home and reach a neighbor’s house to ask for help.
Investigators obtained an email allegedly sent by Alvarez to the 902D Military Intelligence group included photographs near the crime scene and the driveway that led to the Kauffmann’s residence. The photographs are suspected to have been taken in the area according to his geo-location history on Nov. 10, the criminal complaint states.
In the email, Alvarez wrote that he targeted the Kaufmann’s home near Memorial Park because they voted for Biden and had a Biden “flag and a doll of Trump hanging.”
Alvarez faces life in prison if convicted.
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