Arizona border patrol agent shoots and kills Mexican migrant on US facet of the border

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A border patrol agent shot and killed an illegal immigrant from Mexico in a distant aspect of Arizona on Saturday, about 30 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, according to Customs and Border Defense. 

Two agents had been referred to as out to a mountainous region on reviews of doable undocumented migrants on Saturday evening. 

Soon after dismounting from their horses thanks to the rugged terrain, they encountered a few migrants and took them into custody as a fourth migrant began jogging downhill into a canyon. 

“One of the Border Patrol agents followed this particular person and though getting him into custody discharged his firearm fatally wounding the migrant, tentatively recognized as a citizen of Mexico,” Customs and Border Protection stated on Wednesday. 

The border fence is seen, in Yuma, Arizona, U.S., January 22, 2022. 

The border fence is observed, in Yuma, Arizona, U.S., January 22, 2022. 
(REUTERS/Go Nakamura)

An autopsy determined that the migrant died of multiple gunshot wounds, in accordance to the Pima County Health care Examiner. He was tentatively discovered as a citizen of Mexico. 


The Arizona Division of General public Basic safety presented air assistance on Sunday early morning to retrieve the migrant’s remains from the rugged terrain. 

Two other migrants ended up also detained by agents soon after the taking pictures. They have been all transported to the Douglas Border Patrol Station. 

Border Patrol agents on horseback. 

Border Patrol brokers on horseback. 
(WHD News/Invoice Melugin)

The incident is less than investigation by the CBP’s Business of Expert Accountability, which will present their results to the Countrywide Use of Pressure Assessment Board. 

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Place of work is doing work with the Mexican Consulate to establish the migrant and notify his family. 

A border fence in Nogales, Arizona. 

A border fence in Nogales, Arizona. 

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There have been 643,630 migrants encountered at the southern border in the to start with four months of fiscal year 2022, a 126% boost about the very same time frame in fiscal year 2021. 

A Border Patrol formal approximated that 220,000 migrants have evaded authorities even though crossing the border given that October. 

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