Fatal shootings in the Border Patrol's Tucson sector, 2011-2014

2014-05-25T00:00:00Z Fatal shootings in the Border Patrol's Tucson sector, 2011-2014Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Recent fatal shootings in the Border Patrol's Tucson Sector:

  • Jan. 16, 2014: A Border Patrol agent shot Gabriel Sánchez-Velásquez, a Mexican national who authorities said fought with the agent and tried to get his gun.
  • December 2012:A Border Patrol agent in the Baboquivari Mountains southwest of Tucson killed 19-year-old Guatemalan Margarito López Morelos. That shooting also occurred after a struggle with an agent.
  • Oct. 2, 2012: Border Patrol agent Nick Ivie was accidentally killed near Bisbee in an exchange of gunfire with fellow agents.
  • Oct. 10, 2012: José Antonio Elena Rodríguez was shot more than eight times on a sidewalk in Nogales, Sonora, downhill and across the street from the border fence that the agent fired through. The fatal shooting of Elena Rodríguez, 16, is still being investigated. Authorities said a group of people were throwing rocks when a Border Patrol agent fired through the border fence, but a witness has said Elena Rodriguez wasn't part of that group.
  • March 21, 2011: Carlos LaMadrid, 19, was shot in the back several times as he climbed a ladder against the border fence to evade authorities. The government said the Douglas teen was in the line of fire because people were throwing rocks at the agents from the top of the fence.
  • Jan. 5, 2011: Ramses Barrón Torres, 17, was among three people throwing rocks at Border Patrol agents, even after the agents asked them to stop, the Justice Department has said. An autopsy determined the cause of death was a bullet that entered through his right arm and went through his chest, puncturing his lungs and spleen. In August 2013, the Justice Department said it wasn't prosecuting the Border Patrol agents who shot and killed Barrón Torres and LaMadrid.

Compiled by reporter Perla Trevizo

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