Pregnant woman Alteria Woods killed in SWAT raid; man used her as a human shield, police say
Alteria Woods

A SWAT raid at a home in Gifford, Florida ended with an innocent 21-year-old pregnant woman dead Sunday morning.

Police say Alteria Woods was an innocent bystander caught in the crossfire of the shootout. They were targeting Wood's boyfriend, 23-year-old Andrew Coffee IV and his father 38-year-old Andrew Coffee III during the raid that left her dead and a deputy wounded.

Indian River County Sheriff Deryl Loar said Wood's boyfriend, Coffee IV, used her as a shield during the shootout. “Andrew Coffee IV cowardly was using her as protection,” Loar said.

Loar said the raid was ordered in response to recent shootings, including a February incident in which a deputy was killed by a stray bullet.

Loar also said Coffee IV was arrested and is facing attempted murder charge for wounding a deputy during the raid, while his father Coffee III is in jail under multiple drug charges.

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Pius Aghadiuno
By Pius Aghadiuno 03/21/2017 12:12:00

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