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Mexico's ambassador: Teen died from gunshot wound in Nogales incident

Mexico's ambassador: Teen died from gunshot wound in Nogales incident

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Mexico's ambassador to the United States says it appears a teenager who threw rocks at Border Patrol agents in Nogales, Ariz., died from a gunshot wound.

The death of 17-year-old Ramses Barron Torres has been in dispute since a Mexican official said the teen died Wednesday after he fell from a border fence and hit his head on a rock.

But state police in Sonora, across the border from Arizona, said companions of the Barron Torres claim he was shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent after the youths had illegally crossed the border.

Speaking at a conference Thursday in Mexico City, ambassador Arturo Sarukhan says he has spoken to Border Patrol officials and information still is being gathered on the incident.

Sarukhan says it appears that in the beginning, there was some contradictory information that the teen died as a result of falling off the border wall. But Sarukhan says it now appears "to be clear that the death was the result of a gunshot wound."

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