A Border Patrol agent shot a man three times as he fled police in southeastern Arizona, killing him.
Several agencies involved in the shooting or investigation released few details, including whether the agent was put on leave.
The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office says Douglas police saw a suspicious vehicle speed away from them toward the Mexican border Monday afternoon.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Carol Capas says Border Patrol agents were in the area when the vehicle made it to the border and “there were rocks thrown” at the agent.
She says the agent then shot the 19-year-old driver three times. The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition and later died.
Source: Amanda Lee Myers for the Associated Press via Officer.com.
A Border Patrol agent shot a man three times as he fled police in…
by Tactical-Life.com / Mar 22, 2011