El Paso police arrested 38-year-old Joseph Angel Alvarez in connection with the murder of 50-year-old Georgette Kauffman and the assault on Daniel Kaufmann; the shootings occurred on November 14, 2020, shortly after the election. Alvarez said he was “executing and exterminating the pro-choice Jewish Satan worshippers” when he chose the Kaufmanns’ home to commit the fatal shooting, believing that four houses on the corners of Raynor Street and Copper Avenue were part of “satanic activities,” according to a complaint affidavit.
“The defendant’s belief was ‘to end the Satanic activity’ near the crime scene (Memorial Park) and acted out his manifesto by killing and shooting the Kaufmanns and by mentally fabricating the connection he believed the four corner houses on Raynor and Copper to have been involved in ‘satanic activity,’ because of their relative geographic location to the park,” a police officer wrote in the affidavit.
The night of the shooting, another house on the street had Democratic political and LGBTQ signs on the front lawn, the affidavit states.
Before allegeding killing Ms. Kaufmann, Alvarez posted on his Facebook page, he recently had been fired from his job at General Aviation Terminal for allegedly stalking a female co-worker.
Alvarez was booked on charges of murder and aggravated assault. He is being held at the El Paso County Jail in Downtown under a $2.5 million bond.