A shooting recorded at 5:45 p.m. last Friday afternoon, October 23, in San Ysidro, near Las Americas Premium Outlets in Camino De La Plaza, left one person dead at the hands of a Border Patrol agent.
Although at the time authorities only mentioned that it was a Mexican citizen, according to Telemundo 20, Mexican authorities confirmed that it was a resident of Baja California, who had been deported on at least two occasions: 2017 and 2019.
For his part, the head of the U.S. Border Patrol in San Diego, Aaron Heitke, reported on Saturday, October 24, through Twitter, how the events occurred, where he explained that after responding to a call to arrest a man who was trying to enter the United States illegally west of the port of entry in San Ysidro, an altercation took place between the two at the time of the attempt to arrest him.
Among this, the officer received minor injuries during the incident and fired his weapon, which caused the death of the Mexican at 6:25 in the afternoon, despite attempts to save him.
Follow-up Statement on Agent-involved Fatal Shooting in San Diego. pic.twitter.com/lgsgyiMFxc— Chief Patrol Agent Aaron M. Heitke (@USBPChiefSDC) October 24, 2020
So far the investigation is still open, so the Mexican Consulate General in San Diego called on the authorities to clarify the facts and also assured that they are following up on the process of this case to defend the Mexican citizen, since the family members have not yet been located.
Lamentamos profundamente el fallecimiento de un nacional mexicano más, esta vez a manos de un oficial de #PatrullaFronteriza sector SD. Nuestro compromiso absoluto con la defensa de los derechos de nuestros connacionales en el exterior. Solicitamos la investigación a @SanDiegoPD pic.twitter.com/StGyP70X7w— Carlos González Gtez (@carlos_glezgtez) October 25, 2020
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