‘It’s easy being the hunter. It’s different when you’re being hunted’: String of robberies appearing to target Latino businesses ends in triple homicide

Background: YouTube screengrab WSFA of triple homicide crime scene in Montgomery, Alabama, June 4, 2024. Inset: Cash reward wanted poster depicting homicide victims left to right, George Elijah Jr.; Romero Lopez, Daniel Lopez. WSFA Instagram.

Background: Scene of triple homicide crime scene in Montgomery, Alabama, June 4, 2024 (via YouTube/WSFA). Inset: Cash reward wanted poster depicting homicide victims left to right, George Elijah Jr.; Romero Lopez, Daniel Lopez (via Instagram/WSFA).

After three men in Alabama — a father and son and a third man who was shopping for carrots for his dog — were caught in the crossfire of an armed robbery at a grocery store in Montgomery, Mayor Steven Reed declared to suspects still at large this week that the city would not stand for people being “hunted” after this latest robbery in a series impacting local Latino-owned businesses.

“People working their jobs in their community, trying to make it day to day, week to week, should not be preyed upon, should not be targeted. And that’s what we had last night. Two family members as well as a person there just doing a little shopping and talking to those that work there was caught in the crossfire. That’s something that’s, in my mind, that’s inexcusable for people to try and target a group who are trying to improve their lives and that of their family by people who are coming to steal and take their money,” Reed said during a press conference shared on Facebook.

Reed added: “We will find out not only who did that last night, those who committed this homicide that cost three lives, but those who have been targeting our Latino and Hispanic businesses all across this community — that will not be accepted. And we want the public to know, and in particular those in our Latino and Hispanic communities, to understand that we see you, we hear you and we’re not going to stand for this. We’re not going to stand for people to be hunted because people think they are an easy target or they are easy prey. It’s easy being the hunter. It’s different when you’re being hunted and that’s what they are being right now.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

‘Moments when you’re gonna be vulnerable’: Trump supporter admits to leaving threatening voicemails for Fani Willis and Fulton County sheriff over 45th president’s mug shot

Left: Donald Trump’s Fulton County Jail mug shot (Fulton County Sheriff’s Office);…

Palm Coast Takes a Step Closer to Utility Tax, But Only If Voters Approve in a Binding Referendum

An electric franchise fee could increase power bills by up to 10…

Mother of Boy Found Dead in Las Vegas Suitcase Is Refusing to Cooperate With Court Ordered Psyche Evaluations

A judge has been forced to delay a pre-trial hearing for the…

Daughter crushes mother into garage wall with car 2 years after she plowed down boyfriend for breaking up with her: Cops

Police in Miami Township, Ohio, responded to a home after a woman…