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POSTED: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 7:47pm

UPDATED: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 4:13am

A teenage boy is shot and killed, and we've now confirmed the shots were fired by an El Paso Border Patrol agent.

The teen has been identified as 14-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca.

They say he was part of the group which had just crossed into the U.S. illegally.  But after two men of the group were detained by border patrol agents, the others, which included the 14-year-old, ran back into Mexico and began attacking the agents. 

U.S. Border Patrol officials say the agents were patrolling the area on bikes when the group assaulted them with rocks. 

The FBI says the agent ordered them to stop, but when they didn't, he fired his weapon several times, shooting and killing the teen.

Video showed the teen's body lying on the Mexican side of the border.
However the FBI, which is the lead agency investigating the case, said they haven't confirmed exactly where the boy was when he was shot.


It's also unclear whether the alleged attackers had other weapons.


 

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for the racist people out their you need to seriously think what you are going to tell god on judgment day because blacks browns whites every color and race will be allowed in heaven maybe those of you who are racist wont be allowed in for that need to really think on what you say and do for he will judge you when the time comes.

like everyone has already said watch the VIDEO he had a lot more options then to shot a 14 yr old boy in the head don't you remember when you where kids ive got a twin and an older sister and brother we trough rocks at each other all the time and none of us died from it seriously have none of you who are saying this is right went to school rock vrs gun who did you think was gonna win and only racist people are gonna say that it was okay and yes their is a god what will you tell him? on judgment

why dont we just open the borders and all of us get along just as we have dne to Canada. the we wouldnt have to put up with all this BS. we are all alike we all bleed we all want better for our children we all want the same things. So why cant we just get along.

If you don't like OUR country and the way we do things here, GET OUT! No one invited you here to be a financial and social burden on our country.

actually im an AMERICAN i was born here you and your hatred get out we stole the land so its not like we earned it

IN 1848 THE BORDER WAS DIFFERENT AND MEXICANS CALLED THIS SOUTH WEST THEIRS THOSE WHO STAYED OR LIVED THRU THE LAND GRAB ONCE CALLED THESE NATURAL RESOURCES COAST LINE AND WILDLIFE THEIRS TODAY TRAVELING IS RESTRICTED AND LICENCES REFUSED TO NATIVES WHO WERE HERE FIRST THEIR IS A GOD AFTER ALL WHO WILL CORRECT THINGS SO TO THOSE WHOM THINK OR BLAME THE NATIVES OF THIS CONTINENT FOR CONDITIONS ON THIS ECONOMY WHEN OUR REPUBLICAN REPS HAVE REMOVED OUR ZERO EMMISIONS MANDATE AT THE REQUEST OF A FEW

Let's work on an experiment (for those using the race card): get your most "mexican" looking friend and your whitest of friends. Pick up rocks and find some local police officers. Start hurling rocks at them. I can guarantee it will be a frijoles and white rice team in jail! BOTH races! This is not about race, folks. It's about a juvenile delinquent (he has records of trafficking humans) being unsupervised and defying authority. Am I sad that a youngster had to die, yes, indeed!

There is a video, excessive force was used by the Border patrol agent.....and I'm not surprised at ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There is a video, excessive force was used by the Border patrol agent.....and I'm not surprised at ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I believe that the agent has a right to defend himself. If you see the video you notice that there where many other people trying to cross the river. Maybe he shot his gun to scare them away and hit the boy accidentally. Even if he was a child he still was trying to cross the border illegally!! How many teenagers in Juarez today are the ones that are commiting all the violence. They are the ones that are being recruited to do all the killings and holdups.

if that was your son or daughter beening shot in the head would that be right how is this any differnt no one has the right to kill another god will judge upon you and i hope he takes mercy

Accidentally? He had the boy by his arm and shot him in the head, then he goes hide him behind a concrete structure like no one would notice.And no getting hit in the head with a medium size rock will not knock you out or kill you, why? Cause i myself have gotten hit with a rock to the head 2 times.

Wow, so now Americans are allowed to kill someone just because "they might be coming over here to steal or sell drugs". How ignorant some ppl really are..............

I completely agree that if their lives feel threatened, truly threatened, that they should respond accordingly. For all the ppl claiming that they're fully trained and prepared to handle a situation like that, obviously not too well. I'm in the military and we have to practice escalation of force, how a firearm compares to a "rock" is completely ludacris to me. In Iraq we are not allowed to shoot back for rocks or the many other things they throw at us, it has to b a confirmed deadly weapon.

border patrol agents have every right to defend themselves. why should mexican persons be allowed to injure or kll our agents who are only protecting our border?.

My heart breaks for the parents, but their son made the choice. Somehow, there is a sense of entitlement that is pervasive amongst these people. Try throwing rocks at the the drug lords or the Mexican Army personnel and see what happens?

univision.com/content/videoplayer.jhtml?cid=2432212 heres the video....no big rocks....sad realy

These border patrol agents are acting just the Mexican Police, shoot first ask questions later. What is becoming of America with all of these bad police ethics. See the video on Univision.com, that border patrol had many options to stop and wait for backup....so sad!

Is a rock a deadly weapon ? Too bad Goliath isn't around to answer that wuestion.

Wow this is really tough and I feel really bad for the lose of the boy.

I don't know what to say where it won't sound callous. A year ago I was shot and car jacked by 3 teen age boys, probably around 14 and 15. I was left for dead while they drove off. This comes as a result of all the violence in Mexico. I don't know the circumstances of the officer but he must have felt his life was threatend. Only a very good investigation will tell the truth. I am not condoning this action.

I'm a proud wife and sister to border patrol agents and this is their jobs day in and day out. All these people against the border patrol put yourself in their family members position getting killed by a "child" trying to break the law. I dont think so I wouldn't want to go through that and receive sympathy from citizens against the border patrol. It's awesome to read all the support the border patrol has and we need to stand behind them. Mexico should focus on drug war.

Seriously, what do some of you think the BP should do, throw rocks back? Our men and women in the BP are trained to deal with this. Let them do their jobs and back off. I have just as much respect for them as I do for our US Armed Forces. I do not want to hear that he was a kid and didn't know any better. He was 14, he knew right from wrong. He wasn't just playing at the boarder. It is sad that it ended in his death, but I feel it was justified.

It's easy to justify when you have a licence to kill.Right? Those boys might have been trying to break the law and there are thousands of ways of dealing with a situation like this. There should of been more back up. I am an American citizen and I for no reason can justify a BP agent shooting a boy in the face. SPECIALLY when the boy is in MEXICAN territory.I Plead for the FBI to investigate and to let justice decide. I know men and women in the BP risk their lives,my respect-But no excuse.

If I threw a rock at a federal police officer while trying to cross illegally into Mexico, what do you think they'd do. Uh, shoot me dead, ask questions later, then bury my body in a shallow grave with the other women that are missing and say "no se, no comprendo."

EXCELLENT WORK BORDER PATROL!!! KEEP DEFENDING OUR COUNTRY AND YOURSELVES!!!

You all should be ashamed of yourselves. That was pure hatred against mexicans. If you were doing your 'job,' you would DEPORT them back to Mexico not shoot them! Especially to a minor, he didn't know what he was doing; he's only a child. That was pretty low of the damn Border Patrol.

Before you speak, you should, " Walk in the footprints of an agent".

Sandie you are right on point. That's all I can say without soundind like a person who does not like a certain group. Too many time have we seen the border patrol shoot unarmed victims

Im so disgusted with our society never supporting our servants of our community or country. So many people are so quick to judge the BP agent for the decision he made. Why cant we as society just support him. Do we honestly believe that this young man who was killed was just playing marbles at the time he was shot. Every time someone i.e police officer,soldier or marine has to make the tough decision of taking ones life, we always just assume they were wrong.

i can see the parents thinking $$$$$$$!!!! mega bucks. what was this delinquent doing with a ROPE AND A SLASH HAMMER , HAH ! NOT SO INNOCENT, OH HE WAS JUST PLAYING OUT THERE ! rocks are rock they can kill , one was killed on the mexican side remember .it was a women. enough is enough if u break the law u have to pay a price.

THAT BLACK BRIDGE HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR MANNY YEARS AS A CRIME BRIDGE FOR THE JUAREZ PEOPLE THEMSELVES. DRUGS, COYOTES, ETC. THIS BRIDGE IS FAMILIAR TO THE BORDER PATROL AGENTS, WHAT EXACTLY COMES THROUGH IT. THE BRIDGE IS NO PLAY GROUND FOR A 14 YEAR OLD. HIS FAMILY KNOWS, HE WAS UP TO NO GOOD. THIS IS PART OF THE BORDER PATROL, PROTECTING US FROM THE VIOLENCE SPILLING OVER. WE SHOULD GIVE THEM A POSITIVE REACTION.

Moral of the story: Don't Bring a Rock to a Gun Fight!

I totally agree. You will always have individuals that assume that throwing rocks could not injure a preson but if they hit on the head they could have killed the agent. It's plain and simple if you don't like how "illegal" individuals are treated go back to whichever country you came from. This is the US. If you want to be here do things the right way. We should not have to support you. :)

Just one less thug off the streets! Mexico should be thanking our BP! Its funny how they are demanding a full investigation! Uh, hello. The 5k plus murders the past 2 years! The thousands of women murdered the last 15 years! Where are the demands for full investigations there! Point is, thug tried to get brave and got popped! Excellent job securing the border!

Getting hit by a rock will certainly cause a serious injury or even death. I believe that this so-called "boy" was not just playing, but instead helping to bring other illegals across the border into the United States. Should the Border Patrol just stand and watch when a fifteen year "boy" is trying to cross illegally or is throwing rocks at agents that are doing their job. Mexico should do something in Juarez to keep these "boys" busy so that they don't have to "play" under a train bridge.

Idiots the ones that favor the border patrol agent, you are all inhumane.

Jay, it's naive of you to assume that the kid was just there 'skipping stones', Juarez is a war zone, for these kids to be in a restricted area, armed with 'rocks' is highly suspicious. For you to assume that border patrol is there to instigate trouble between 2 nations, by shooting 'innocent bystanders' is quite ridiculous. They are there to protect America's population from threats. This kid was no upstanding young college-bound man, my Mexican relatives in Juarez do NOT hang out under bridges

A rock can kill plain and simple, no matter who throws it, you dont belive me then come over and let me throw a rock at you and see if you go home tonite. The teen was here illegaly period. Kudos to the agent for doing his job, protecting our borders. If you dont like this then you are in the wrong country.

The kid was throwing rocks at border patrol agents, and rocks can kill people. The guy was just protecting himself and our country, and told them to stop, before he started shooting. In other words,those people were warned, but they kept on throwing rocks. What if that kid threw a rock, and killed the border agent, he would probably be a hero in Mexico, and a hero to those border advocates groups.

There is a lot of murders going on in Juarez don't you think these officers might be a bit scared and maybe over react. These situations are going to continue til Mexicans stop crossing illegally. Not saying this is right or wrong it is just the nature of the beast. How many thousands of confrontations that happen don't end in death or serious injuries. Maybe we should blame the government for not figure this crap out. Don't blame the guy putting his life on the line everyday for you.

When an agent is in a situation like this he's not going to take the time to study his attacker, he's going to protect himself and yes throwing rocks is extremely dangerous. These rocks are not small little things, they are the size of your hand. The family stated that he was "playing" along the border... come on now do you really believe that? Its a shame this kid had to die but this agent was protecting himself. We stand behind our troops why dont we stand behind our border patrol agents?

Well the BP should have thrown a rock back at the kid if he thought he would have been hurt by it. Another thing is you can't fire a weappn from this side and have the cqasing fall on the mexican side that alone tells me that the BP was where he should not have been

As far as the casing, why does the video show 4 Mexican Law Enforcement cross the border, grab an item and then go back over and place the item by the boy?

It's highly doubtful that the kid was just taking a shortcut to the local playground and got lost. More than likely, he felt that his turf was being invaded by the officer, and thought that he'd try to intimidate him into retreating. Of course, the open borders crowd will turn this into a 'hate crime'.

I would like to remind some that this country was and is made up of a rainbow of human beings. Funny that most who complain about the rising mix in this country don't acknowledge their distant relatives are not from here anyway.
My ancestors had to put up with the same kind of people, thought of destruction and hate that's going on now,and we the Lakota/native nations are the original,
AMERICANS

And you are the only person who has a real right to kick everyone out we as the rainbow of colors do not. Thank you for your post!

This has nothing to do with race! Do you know what the race of the agent was? Does it even matter to the chip on your shoulder? Is Mexico also "hateful" and "racist" for their militarized border to to the south, and their draconian punishment for immigration violations? Oh, I forgot: It's only racist if WHITE people do something.

I believe that you mistake "chip on my shoulder" for speaking the truth.

However, you are correct it does not matter about race in this tragic event, what does matter is the simple fact that a possibly troubled, poor and misguided youth lost his life in a violent way. Aho

You are correct. I still have not read where it states the race of the agents involved. It would not matter to me but apparently for some people its all that matters.

Who cares about your relatives stick to the story. We have laws and the police being any agency have to up hold them. By the way I've known of people in my block that have died by being hit with stones that were thrown at them.

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