Parents of Teen Shot and Killed on Border Want Justice
POSTED: Monday, January 24, 2011 - 6:49pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 27, 2012 - 5:41pm
Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca was shot last June in Juarez by a U.S. Border Patrol Agent.
But, there are two sides to this story and video of the shooting is difficult to interpret.
The FBI says Sergio and his friends were attacking a Border Patrol agent by throwing rocks at them, but his father Jesus Hernandez says that's impossible.
"In the video it shows where my son is pulling up his pants. There is no way he could have been throwing rocks. He was giving his back to them," Hernandez said.
The family says they filed a law suit in Federal Court to prove his innocence.
His parents denied all accusations that their son smuggled drugs and people across the border.
"They should have something archived, if they say that prove it. Just like we show our face to prove to them my son is innocent, that my son wasn't a drug addict the authorities need to prove what they are saying about my son," Guereca said.
His mother Maria Guadalupe Guereca says Sergio was a happy child and that he never caused any problems.
"He played soccer, he was in an anti-gang group, he had good conduct as a student,"Guereca said.
The loss of their child still brings this family to tears.
"What would you do if he was you family member? It's a strong pain. I wish it would have been me over him," Hernandez said.
The FBI investigated this case clearing the Border Patrol agent of doing anything wrong. He is now back on duty.