Mexican mother suing Border Patrol for the death of her 16 year-old son
EL PASO, TX (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — The mother of a Mexican teenager fatally shot two years ago by U.S. Border Patrol agents is suing the agency.
The mother is calling her son's death, "brazen and lawless", and the latest example of agents using excessive force.
The lawsuit says unnamed Border Patrol agents violated the constitutional rights of the 16 year-old victim. He was shot while crossing from Arizona into Nogales, Mexico.
An autopsy by Mexican authorities revealed he was shot seven times from behind. The teen's mother said she was confident her family would eventually get justice.
The U.S. Border Patrol says agents were responding to reports of drug trafficking when they opened fire on a group that was throwing rocks at them from across the border on Mexican territory.