The surviving victim of a 2009 Arivaca, Ariz., home invasion that left a young girl and her father dead says the FBI should have prevented their deaths.
The Arizona Daily Star reported that Gina Gonzalez claims in a lawsuit filed May 15 in Tucson federal court that FBI agents were warned about the shooting.
Gonzalez lost her husband, Raul Flores, and 9-year-old daughter Brisenia Flores when three people pretending to be Border Patrol agents shot and killed them on May 30, 2009. She was shot once in the shoulder and in the leg.
In the federal complaint, Gonzalez states one of the convicted shooters, Shawna Forde, asked an FBI informant in Colorado to help in the attack two weeks before it happened.
Gonzalez says Forde even drew a map of the home’s location. Copley passed the map to his FBI contact, who passed it on to the FBI office in Phoenix.
Gonzalez said she is requesting damages for the wrongful deaths of her family for pain, suffering, medical expenses and loss of earnings. Forde and another shooter, Jason Bush, were both sentenced to death row last year. The third shooter, Albert Gaxiola, was sentenced to two life terms.