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.