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12-04-2012, 11:06 PM #1
Border Patrol agent shoots, kills illegal immigrant near Sasabe
Posted Dec 4, 2012, 6:26 pm
Dylan Smith TucsonSentinel.com
A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a suspected illegal immigrant northwest of the Sasabe port of entry Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The shooting happened after a physical altercation, BP officials said Tuesday.
A BP agent patrolling about 12 miles northwest of the border crossing encountered an unknown number of suspected illegal immigrants in the Baboquivari Mountains on the Tohono O’odham Nation. The agent fired his gun and one of the suspects was killed, spokesman Vic Brabble said in an email.
Six others were arrested, officials said.
The nationality of the suspect who was killed was not released, nor were those arrested identified.
Special Agent in Charge James Turgal confirmed that the FBI is investigating the shooting.
Other details on Sunday's shooting were not released Tuesday, including details of the alleged altercation, whether the suspects were smuggling drugs, and why officials did not immediately release any information on the shooting. Officials said they were cooperating with FBI and Tohono O'Odham Nation investigators.
Sasabe is an unincorporated community in the Altar Valley, about 60 miles south of Tucson. It lies west of Nogales on the U.S.-Mexico border.
The incident is the third fatal shooting by a Tucson Sector Border Patrol agent this fall.
On Oct. 2, Agent Nicholas Ivie was killed by friendly fire in an incident between Bisbee and Douglas.
On Oct. 10, an agent in Nogales fired across the border and killed a 16-year-old boy. José Antonio Elena Rodríguez was shot multiple times after a group on the Mexican side threw rocks up and over the border as agents investigated a drug smuggling incident, U.S. officials said.
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12-05-2012, 03:25 AM #2
Border agent involved in fatal shooting in Arizona
Authorities say a U.S. Border Patrol agent has fatally shot a suspected illegal immigrant after a physical altercation in southern Arizona.
Border Patrol officials say an agent on patrol about 12 miles northwest of the Sasabe port of entry encountered an unknown number of individuals who had crossed the border illegally early Sunday afternoon.
Sasabe is about 70 miles south of Tucson.
Officials say that during the encounter, the agent fired his service-issued weapon and one suspected illegal immigrant was killed.
They say agents arrested six other individuals.
Border Patrol officials didn't immediately release any other details of the shooting on Tuesday. They say the agency is fully cooperating with tribal and FBI investigators.
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12-05-2012, 03:34 AM #3
ADDED TO ALIPAC HOMEPAGE News with amended title ..
http://www.alipac.us/content/border-...r-sasabe-1168/U.S. Constitution - Article IV, Section 4: GUARANTEES AMERICA FROM INVASION!
12-05-2012, 09:54 AM #4
Where are all the articles about illegals shooting American citizens?"A Nation of sheep will beget a government of Wolves" -Edward R. Murrow
12-06-2012, 03:32 AM #5U.S. Constitution - Article IV, Section 4: GUARANTEES AMERICA FROM INVASION!