Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Texas Teen Shot by DEA Dies


The teenage daughter of a man charged with selling cocaine was mistakenly shot once in the back of the head by federal drug agents, authorities said.

Ashley Villarreal, 14, died Tuesday after she was taken off life support, family members said.

The girl was shot Sunday when Drug Enforcement Administration agents mistook her for her father, Joey Angel Villarreal, a three-time convicted drug offender. Joey Angel Villarreal turned himself in and was charged with cocaine trafficking Monday.

(title fixed...wrong agency..oops)