Not only did officer Carlos Anglero shoot into a house, he shot into the wrong house. The 911 dispatcher gave him the wrong address.
On February 6, 2016, Anglero was dispatched to a domestic disturbance call. The Winter Garden police dispatcher told Anglero that a mother and daughter were arguing, that the daughter wanted to leave the house on Bent Grass Avenue, and her mother told her she was too drunk to drive and wouldn’t give her the car keys. The daughter called police and said she would wait for officers in the driveway.
The dispatcher, however, entered the street name as “Bend Grass” which is about a half mile away from the address given to the dispatcher.
Anglero turned off his headlights as he neared the house. There was no one waiting in the driveway. Two other officers and a trainee arrived. Officer Stephanie Roberts rang the bell and knocked on the door.
Trial testimony revealed that the homeowner, Christopher Lewis, woke up after hearing the noise. Christopher is a retired electrical engineer. His wife and their son, who is now 14, were in the house. He did not know who the people outside his door were and did not hear an answer when he asked who was there. He got his Glock 19 handgun, which he had never fired before, and walked back toward the door with it down by his side. Christopher Lewis testified that he did not point the gun at anyone, and that he had no idea that the people outside his house were police officers.
Officer Stephanie Roberts shined her flashlight through the pane of glass in the front door and yelled “gun”.
Officer Roberts testified that she fired about two shots through the glass and retreated. The homeowner, Christopher Lewis testified that he could feel a bullet whiz past his left ear, and that he dove to the ground in the room next to the foyer and yelled for his wife to call 911.
Anglero’s story was that he did not realize his partner fired the shots and thought they were coming from inside the house. Anglero fired through the door. A total of 9 bullets were fired. Read the rest of this entry