October 23, 2020

A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed David Angel Villalobos-Baldovinos, 30, near the U.S.-Mexico border in San Ysidro, the San Diego Police Department confirmed.

SDPD Homicide Unit Lt. Andra Brown said the man, a Mexican national and father of 2, was involved in an altercation with the Border Patrol agent on federal property, in an area that is patrolled regularly and not open to the public, before the agent fired.

Authorities said the man had attempted to enter the U.S. illegally when he was confronted by a Border Patrol agent, which ensued in their altercation. The federal agent opened fire on the man, striking him once in the torso.

Medics later pronounced Villalobos dead. Brown said the agent involved was not seriously injured.

Source: NBC San Diego, “One Dead in Shooting Involving Border Patrol Near Las Americas Premium Outlets”, October 2020. <https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/us-border-patrol-involved-in-shooting-in-san-ysidro/2430349/>; Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC), “Fatal Encounters with CBP Since 2010,” <https://www.southernborder.org/deaths_by_border_patrol>

Sector(s): San Diego

Agency(ies): Border Patrol

Event Type(s): Use of Force

Accountability Status: Lawsuit Filed