Unarmed Man Shot by Laredo Police Mother says Authorities are Lying

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The mother of an unarmed man that was shot by a Laredo police officer said authorities are not telling the truth about what happened.

Rosa Mendoza, 52, said she believes the 23-year veteran cop shot her son, Edwin Mendoza, for no reason.

“I feel distraught as a mother to see what my son is going through. Police are telling their story. That’s a big lie,” she said.

Rosa Mendoza was not present at the time of the shooting. She said she heard an account of the incident from one of the men who was with her son when he was shot.

When police pulled over a vehicle, a Cadillac sedan occupied by Mendoza and two others, the driver parked on a slope in the area of San Dario Avenue and Shiloh Drive. Police secured two male occupants.

“My son was the last one to get out of the vehicle,” Mendoza said. “The street was slanted. The street was humid. He lost his footing. Before he fell, the officer shot him in the chest.

“My son yelled at them, ‘Don’t shoot me. I have children.’”

She added, “When my son got off the car, he got down with his hands up.”

Laredo police held a news conference this week saying the officer shot Mendoza because he made a “furtive movement” that led the officer to believe he had a weapon.




Officers only recovered a cellphone from the area where Mendoza fell. The officer in question is on administrative reassignment pending the outcome of the case.

Mendoza, a father of five, was rushed to Laredo Medical Center. Police said Monday he was listed in stable condition.

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  • captainsgirl

    Wow! It’s unbelievable to see all this every day, all day long! Across the entire country the police are out of control murdering people and their dogs!!!!! And most people don’t care!!!
    THE LOVE OF MANY SHALL WAX COLD IS IN PROGRESS! WE ARE IN THE FINAL HOUR OF THE LAST DAYS. Just know that SOON the Rapture, then all hell is about to break loose in the 7 yr Great Trib when Jesus pours out His wrath on these wicked people, such as these murderous cops and the cop apologists! They are partakers of their evil deeds. 2 John 1:11

  • Goku Kakarot Son

    Lying, evil, soociopathic, pussy terrorist scum. A fucking disease that needs to be cured fast.

    • Deadhead

      Great news!!!! Always love a happy ending!!!