January 29, 2021

“Diosmani Ramos was shot by a Border Patrol agent sometime around 7:38 am, about a mile away from the Hidalgo port of entry. Diosmani was holding a stone, and the Border Patrol agent shot him in the chest when he refused to drop it. Diosmani was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9 am.

Source: NBC News, “US Border Patrol Agent Fatally Shoots Man Crossing Border Into Texas”, January 2021. <https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/texas-news/us-border-patrol-agent-fatally-shoots-man-crossing-border-into-texas/2537557/>

Sector(s): Rio Grande Valley

Agency(ies): Border Patrol

Event Type(s): Fatal Encounter, Use of Force

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