US Border Agent Kills Rock-Thrower in Nogales, Mexico. UPDATE: Victim Was 16 Years Old
An agent opened fire on a group of people throwing rocks across the fence with Mexico in Nogales, Ariz., killing one of them, El Imparcial newspaper reported.
Agents had reports of two suspected narcotics smugglers near the border at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Border Patrol said in a news release. The agents watched the two abandon a load of narcotics and run back to Mexico.
People on the south side of the border fence then began throwing rocks at the agents and ignored orders to stop, the release said. One agent opened fire and it appeared he struck one of the people, news release said.
I know rocks are potentially lethal, but did the agents not have the option of moving out of range?
UPDATE: The dead rock-thrower was a 16 year old boy.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot across the border and killed a 16-year-old in Nogales, Sonora, on Wednesday night.
The agent fired after people on the Sonora side of the line started throwing rocks, the agency said.
The body of the victim, José Antonio Elena Rodríguez, lay on the sidewalk across International Street in downtown Nogales, Sonora, a few blocks west of the DeConcini Port of Entry. He had received eight bullet wounds, El Imparcial newspaper reported, and the wall of an adjacent medical office was pocked with bullet impacts.