Killed – Humberto Reyes Florez (Graham, NC)


GRAHAM — An arrest and allegations of kidnapping, drug sales and gang activity follow Sunday’s shooting death of a man at a Green Level mobile home park on Sunday.

Alamance County sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting at 12:35 p.m. Sunday, and found Humberto Reyes Florez dead on the ground near lot No. 22 at Otter Creek Mobile Home Park on East Simpson Road.

Florez, whose first name deputies initially said was Humbertia, had multiple gunshot wounds, deputies said. The 29-year-old was from Texas, but reportedly lived at Otter Creek at times.

A news release from the sheriff’s office gave the following account of events that led to the shooting:

Earlier last week, three people allegedly supplied cocaine to individuals to resell. Authorities said there are allegations that the drug transaction involved members of the Sinaloa Drug Cartel.
There are discrepancies about the amount of money exchanged, but one indication is the deal involved $160,000 worth of narcotics.

Sometime after 7 p.m. Saturday, the father of one of the people receiving the narcotics was kidnapped from an apartment complex on Grace Avenue in Burlington and held for ransom, deputies said.

On Sunday, the kidnap victim’s son and another man reportedly went to Otter Creek Mobile Home Park and returned cocaine to three men, in exchange for the release the father, deputies said.
Authorities said the father was apparently released, but that a confrontation ensued.

One of the three men allegedly fled with the narcotics into the woods and Florez was subsequently shot multiple times.

The shooting suspect and a second man fled the scene in a vehicle.

Authorities have since arrested Humberto Rafael Anzaldo, 18, of 4531 Tangle Ridge Trail, Burlington. He is charged with first-degree kidnapping and trafficking in cocaine. He was released after posting $75,000 bond, Alamance County Jail officials said.


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