Zapata Family Files Wrongful Death Claim
BROWNSVILLE — The family of Jaime Zapata has filed a $25 million dollar wrongful death claim against the United States government. Agent Jaime Zapata was killed in a roadside attack near San Luis Potosi in northern Mexico in February 2011. Lawyers in the case allege that ATF officials, in Texas, knew the men, who bought the two guns used in Zapata's death, were buying weapons bound for Mexico but did nothing to stop them. According to the claims, two AK-47 assault rifles, bought in Texas and smuggled into Mexico, were used by the attackers to fire more than nimiety rounds at Zapata and his partner.