Survivor: I pretended to be dead

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Raul Flores, left, and his daughter, Brisenia Flores, were killed during a home invasion robbery at their home on May 30.
SEATTLE -- Investigators in Arizona have released a tape of the 911 call made during the deadly home invasion robbery that claimed the lives of a man and his 9-year-old girl.

Shawna Forde of Everett, Wash. and Jason Bush, who is wanted on a murder in Wenatchee, Wash., are two of the three charged in the killings. Albert Gaxiola of Arizona is the third accused in the shooting deaths of 29-year-old Raul Flores and his daughter, 9-year-old Brisenia Flores, at their home in Arivaca, Ariz., a town 10 miles north of the Mexican border.

Brisenia Flores' mother, Gina Flores, was also home at the time when two men and a woman posing as police officers forced their way into the home in the middle of the night on May 30. Gina Flores was also shot, but she survived and called 911 when the trio left the house for several moments.

Flores: They shot me and I pretended like I was dead. My daughter was crying. They shot her, too.

Operator: Are they still there, the people who, that shot them?

Flores: They're coming back in! They're coming back in! (Gun shots are heard in the background.)

Gina Flores said when the intruders returned, she fought back with a handgun her husband kept inside the house. Detectives believe Gina Flores' decision may have saved her life.

Flores: I was asleep and I can't even move. I've been shot.

Operator: OK, where were you shot?

Flores: I think I was shot in the leg. I'm not sure, ma'am. I'm numb. It hurts.

Operator: Are you armed?

Flores: Yeah.


Flores: They shot my husband, and they shot my daughter and they shot me! OK, oh, my God! I can't believe this is happening!

Operator: Where in the house are you?

Flores: I'm in the kitchen.

Operator: Are you with your husband and your daughter?

Flores: No, I don't even want to look at them.


Forde, Bush and Gaxiola have all been charged with two counts of first-degree murder two counts each of first-degree murder and other charges in Pima County, Ariz.

Investigators believe the killings were premeditated by thieves looking for drugs and money.

They allege Forde masterminded the home invasion robbery, which Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik described as "evil" and "heinous."

"The husband who was murdered has a history of being involved in narcotics and there was an anticipation that there would be a considerable amount of cash at this location as well as the possibility of drugs," Dupnik said.

Forde is the executive director of the Minutemen American Defense, an anti-immigration group. The group's Web site, which was taken down after Forde's arrest, said Forde had been living recently in Arizona. It also named Bush, who goes by the nickname "Gunny," as the group's operations director.

Forde was once associated with the better known and larger Minuteman Civil Defense Corps.

The Minutemen American Defense Web site has been replaced by a statement attributed to officers of Forde's group. The message disassociates the group from Forde and Bush.

"MAD is not responsible for the independent actions or the private agenda by Shawna Forde and her cohorts that is not a part of MAD's normal operating procedures," the message read. "Shawna acted totally on her own person agenda and has caused a lot of pain embarrassment and humiliation to the total Minutemen movement and fellow members of MAD."

Bush has also been charged in the 1997 stabbing death of Hector Lopez Partida, a homeless man, in Chelan County, Wash.

An informant told Wenatchee police that Bush bragged about killing "a Mexican" behind a store and that Bush had ties to white supremacist groups, according to court documents. Prosecutors said Bush was linked to the death through DNA evidence.

KGUN-TV in Tucson, Ariz. contributed to this report.