Family Of Slain Teen Speaks Out; FBI Weighs In
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.