Tuesday, December 4, 2012



Note: interesting timeline until made public

Possible illegal immigrant killed by border agent
By Martha Maurer
Originally published: Dec 4, 2012 - 5:23 pm

A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a possible illegal immigrant on
Sunday, the agency said.

The shooting occurred about 12:25 p.m., when the agent encountered an
unknown number of possible illegals about 12 miles northwest of
Sasabe, Ariz. The agent and one individual were involved in a
physical altercation, which ended when the agent fired his service

Six other individuals were apprehended shortly after.

Martha Maurer, News Editor

Feds probe border agent's fatal shooting of man SW of Tucson
1 hour ago • By Tim Steller Arizona Daily Star

A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed a man Sunday in the
Baboquivari Mountains on the Tohono O'odham Nation, federal officials
confirmed today.

The incident occurred at about mid-day Sunday when an agent
encountered a group who had crossed the border illegally, agency
spokesman Victor Brabble said via email.

A struggle occurred during the incident, leading to the agent
shooting one member of the group.

Brabble did not say the nationality of the man who died.

The FBI is investigating, Special Agent in Charge James Turgal said
this afternoon.

Sunday's incident was the third fatal shooting by a Border Patrol
agent in the Tucson Sector since Oct. 2. That day, agent Nicholas
Ivie was killed in what FBI has determined was a case of friendly fire.

Eight days later, on Oct. 10, an agent in Nogales, Ariz. fired across
the border and killed 16-year-old José Antonio Elena Rodríguez.

The FBI is investigating those cases as well. Mexican authorities are
also investigating the killing of Elena Rodríguez.

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