July 9, 2020

“Officers observed a man walking toward the gate, carrying a bag over his shoulder. The man was “supposedly” carrying narcotics, the statement said. It said he fled toward the U.S. side of the gate when he saw Mexican police officers.

The man dropped the bag before crossing the international line and, according to the statement, U.S. customs agents shot him after he crossed into the U.S.”

Source: Desert Sun, “US Border Agent, Security Guard shot man at Calexico Border Crossing”, July 2020. <https://www.desertsun.com/story/news/crime_courts/2020/07/09/gunfire-reported-near-calexico-united-states-mexico-border/5407043002/>

Sector(s): San Diego

Agency(ies): Border Patrol

Event Type(s): Use of Force

Accountability Status: No steps taken