Foiled by an American citizen, a pair of suspects were arrested for allegedly plotting to “shoot up” a Fourth of July celebration in Richmond, Virginia. Both are illegal aliens, according to court records.
The Richmond Police Department announced the arrests, of Guatemalan nationals, 52-year-old illegal alien Julio Alvardo Dubon, and 38-year-old illegal alien, Rolman Balacarcel Ac for allegedly plotting a mass shooting at the city’s July 4th celebration.
Dubon and Ac’s plan was thwarted, thanks to an American “hero citizen” who overheard a conversation about the plot, and subsequently called the police, according to Police Chief Gerald Smith. The American citizen who thwarted the mass shooting plot, called police, after he heard one of the men discussing a plan to “shoot up” Richmond’s annual Fourth of July celebration. Smith stated-
“There is no telling how many citizens this hero citizen saved from one phone call … one phone call saved numerous lives on the Fourth of July,”-Richmond Police Chief Gerald Smith
Both suspects were identified as illegal aliens living in the U.S. according to court records reviewed by the Associated Press (AP). Dubon had been living in the U.S. on an expired visa, as millions often do. Ac is a twice-deported illegal alien who was previously deported in October 2013 and then later in August 2014 which was confirmed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
According to Police spokesperson ,Tracy Walker, both men are from Guatemala. Initial documents filed in General District Court in Richmond say both Alvarado-Dubon and Balacarcel are not in the U.S. legally. The documents, which confirm that Alvarado-Dubon has an expired visa, did not include any details about the alleged plot. ICE agents have lodged detainers on both illegal aliens, so that they will be turned over to the agency for arrest and deportation, when they are released from local police, according to Breitbart News.
Dubon’s residence was raided by police and two rifles, a handgun, and 223 rounds of ammunition were discovered. The suspect was subsequently charged, with being in possession of a firearm as an alien to the U.S. According to Police Chief Smith, their offices reached out to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), who put surveillance on Ac who lived at the same residence as Dubon.
Ac was then arrested and charged with also being in possession of a firearm, as an alien to the U.S. Chief Smith said they still do not have a clear motive as to why the pair allegedly sought to conduct a mass shooting on American citizens on July 4th. Both have been booked into the Richmond City Jail.
The fact that Ac had been deported twice says a lot about our system of border control. No wonder he is not allowed bail at this point. How he has repeatedly gained access to the U.S. is a question that needs answered – as well as what other associations these two have that might prove a future threat to American citizens. There are many questions that beg answers.
Additionally, while some on social media have been quick to criticize the “hero citizen” turning in these Guatemalan illegals – they need to stop and think about the persons who were plotting this shooting. Already lawbreakers, and in the country illegally – they do not deserve any opportunity to be near Americans to do them harm. The lives of those who attended the parade in safety, were certainly worth the scramble on the part of law enforcement to effectively disarm this alleged plot. This person, who thought enough of his fellow citizens, to make the call to police – should be commended, not ridiculed for his responsibly, quick thinking and commitment to the safety of all.
“Nothing strengthens the judgment and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility”-Elizabeth Cady Stanton