Timeline: Border Patrol incidents in El Paso sector [1991-2010] - El Paso Times
EL PASO - Investigators on both sides of the border are trying to determine exactly what happened Monday evening when a U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed a teenager from Mexico near the Paso del Norte Bridge.
U.S. officials said the agent was attacked and stoned before he fired his weapon. Mexican officials on Tuesday said the youth was shot near an eye.
Other incidents involving the Border Patrol in the El Paso sector:
Jan. 20, 2010: A U.S. Border Patrol agent near the Bridge of the Americas called for help because a group of people were throwing rocks from the Mexican side of the border. Another agent fired a pepperball launcher, which shoots projectiles filled with pepper spray. But the rock throwing continued. An agent then fired one round from a handgun at the rock-throwers. There were no known injuries.
Oct. 23, 2008: U.S. Border Patrol agents chased an alleged smuggler who crossed back into Mexico, where he was joined by another person and they began throwing rocks at the agents. “The smuggler took position behind a small tree, pointed a handgun and yelled he was going to kill them (the agents),” Border Patrol spokesman Doug Mosier said. The agent responded by firing three rounds from his service-issued handgun before the smuggler fled.