Family of Juarez Teen Killed By Border Patrol Agent Speaks Out
POSTED: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 11:57am
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 9:08am
JUAREZ -- A grief-stricken woman could be seen screaming, then falling to her knees in front of a Mexican federal policeman yesterday evening.
It was just feet from where the body of a teenage boy lay lifeless, under a bridge connecting El Paso and Juarez near the Paso Del Norte port of entry.
That woman later told Mexican reporters she's the sister of the dead teen, 14-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka, who was shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
Maria Hernandez told us her little brother was playing near the river with a friend and a relative when he was shot.
"They came down here to play and he never crossed to the other side. He would never cross over,” she said.
Maria's brother, Omar Hernandez, also showed up at the scene. He says the border patrol agent shot his little brother in the head.
“They were playing up here and then all three of them went down there to the river. Then all of a sudden border patrol started shooting at them."
Now the big question facing this devastated family is why.