Felipe Alonzo-Gomez

On December 25th, 2018 Felipe Alonzo-Gomez was killed by police at.
Incident ID 40098
Original Source(s) FatalEncounters.org
Date Created Jan 7th, 2019
Date Updated Jan 7th, 2019
Age 8
Gender Male
Race Hispanic/Latino
Incident Location
Address 2669 N Scenic Dr
City Alamogordo
State NM
County Otero
Incident Details
Date December 25th, 2018
Victim Armed? -
Weapon -
Cause of Death Medical Emergency
Name -
Agency -
An 8-year-old Guatemalan boy died in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Christmas. A Border Patrol agent noticed that the child, who was detained while seeking asylum with his father, showed signs of illness. The father and son were taken to a medical center, where the child was initially diagnosed with a common cold. When the boy was evaluated for release, hospital staff found a fever, and he was held for an additional 90 minutes before being released. The boy was given prescriptions for amoxicillin, an antibiotic, and the painkiller ibuprofen. On Monday night, the boy was nauseous and began vomiting and was sent back to the same hospital but died on Tuesday. This incident may be outside of FatalEncounters dataset, which does not include individuals after they've been booked into the jail or prison system. Since the child was applying for asylum in the United States, his incarceration status is uncertain.

Guatemalan boy, 8, dies in US Border Patrol custody