Cross posted from Bear Creek Ledger
This BP agent is going to be the target of Johnny Sutton I’d bet.
EL PASO, Texas — A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a suspected smuggler at the fence that separates El Paso from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, authorities said Thursday.Jose Alejandro Ortiz Castillo, a 23-year-old man who had been caught crossing the border 28 times since 1999, died in Mexico shortly after the Wednesday night shooting, Border Patrol spokesman Doug Mosier said.
An unidentified Border Patrol agent spotted Ortiz apparently leading two men and a woman through a hole in the border fence just east of downtown El Paso. Ortiz, armed with bolt cutters, picked up a rock as the agent was arresting the woman, Mosier said.
The agent fired several shots, hitting Ortiz “multiple times,” Mosier said. It was the agent’s first fatal shooting.
Mexico DEMANDS an investigation! They are calling it homicide.
The Border Network for Human Rights says the Border Patrol is shooting first and asking questions later. I do believe that’s what happens when someone is threatening your life whether that threat is with a gun, knife, rock, machete or vehicle.
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