Video of Assault on BP Agent & Shooting May Exist

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POSTED: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 4:49pm

UPDATED: Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 6:07am

Anger and tensions remain high after an El Paso Border Patrol agent shot and killed a Mexican teen.

As the debate rages on both sides of the border, tonight we've learned a video that captured what happened could already be in the hands of authorities.

Family members of Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka screaming in agony over his death have no doubt stirred emotions in people who see him as an innocent victim.

But not everyone believes victim is a title he's earned. According the FBI, the 14-year-old was not only breaking the law by trying to cross illegally into the U.S. Monday night, but he also assaulted Border Patrol agents who ultimately shot and killed him.

Huereka's family has told the media that he was just playing by the river. It's one of many issues being debated, and now we've learned a video tape may exist that might clear things up.

A confidential source close to the investigation tells NewsChannel Nine there is a video that not only shows the rock fight, but it also captured Mexican authorities crossing the border, picking up what could be evidence and taking it back into Mexico.

Mexican officials have also reported that a bullet casing was found near the teen's body on the Mexican side of the river. But the source tells us the video clearly shows the agents never crossed into Mexico.

We asked the FBI if there was a video. They confirmed they were looking at reviewing a tape connected to this case, but would not divulge what was on it.

The major of Juarez spoke out about the alleged video.

"It will be very important to check the videos that the FBI has to prove if excessive force was used by the U.S. Border Patrol officer, if that's what happened," said Jose Reyes Ferriz.

The mayor also hopes this video sheds light on whether deadly force by the border patrol was necessary.

"At first glance, rocks against guns seem to be excessive," he added, "but it's necessary to check what happened before having a final opinion."

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THE BP WERE DOING THEIR JOB. THE KID HAD A CRIMINAL RECORD,HERE. WHEN ALL THE KIDNAPPINGS, SHOOTINGS, ETC ARE HAPPENING AROUND JUAREZ THEIR ARE NO OFICERS AROUND, BUT THEY WERE THEIR WHEN THE INCIDENT OCCURRED AT THE BLACK BRIDGE. STRANGE? THEY WERE READY TO SHOW THEIR RIFLES AT OUR BP AGENTS, TO THE POINT THAT THE INVESTIGATION HAD TO BE CALLED OFF. IF A PERSON AS MUCH AS RAISES A ROCK TO ANOTHER PERSON, IT IS CONSIDERED AN ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON. A FELONY.ONE SHOULD PAY.

So your tellin me a rock is an equivilant to a bullet??? A rock that at most could bruise, scratch, or cause a scrap of some sort is just the same as 2 shoots to the head? A criminal record you say okay. and im guessing BP just has computer for minds where they can look at people put a name to them obtain criminal backround all in the matter of 2 seconds right? how was his criminal record even relevent in this case? HE WAS SOMEONE CHILD KILLED OVER THROWING ROCKS! wat if he was your child?

We need to wait and see what the investigation brings to light. But I still think and always will that rocks against guns is not an accurate balance. Maybe that kid was just at the wrong place at the wrong time. I guess we would have to have been there to really make a judgment. My heart goes out to his family.

Well stop and think, if you see an OLDER man DRAGING one of your friends all over the ground and hitting him what would you do, I mean it's not like your just going to stop and stare, you would want to help your friend. At that moment the teen just had a lot of adrenelinee in his body so he just did the first thing that came to his mind... I don't blame that poor kid for throwing PEBBLES and SMALL ROCKS to the agent, he was just trying to protect and help his friend... I Am very dissapointed!!!!

So if someone is commiting an assult on someone and is getting arrested it is okay for his friends to intervene and attack the cops. He was here illegally and they assulted the BP and he returned fire. BP agents have been killed in the past here by rock trowing mexicans and have died. None of you were present so you can't say want was ans wasn't thrown so shut up. I you don't like the BP tactics then move to Juarez where every murderer in the past 3 years has been caught by police there (NOT).

Disappointed. Cookie, please. I saw the video and not once did it show the BP hitting anyone. I don't know what video you were watching. I saw the agent arresting an possible illegal alien and placing him on the ground. Migrants walk across the bridge and show there papers. Don't minimize the actions of these thugs. They were throwing rocks at an armed law enforcement officer. Suppose they were throwing rocks at you, would they be pebbles then. Grow up..

To all you people that think "Aww the poor kid.... bla bla bla". Yea its sad stuff like this shouldn't happen but it does, if you think a rock wont hurt you or kill you stand ten yard out and let somebody throw rocks at you and tell me otherwise... If you think he was throwing small rocks you are wrong.. the avarege size or rock that are thrown to agents are the size of a orange..
Also dont forget that a weapon is always around, there is always the officers gun.

All you people sicken me. Its not about race or the current state of mexico,its about a 14 year old kid laying dead on the rio grand. I have seen the video and the Borader Patrol officer could have easily given a warning shoot before shooting a kid in the face.

IF I THREW ROCKS AT THE MEXICAN FEDERAL AGENTS FROM THIS SIDE OF THE BORDER THEY WOULD NOT HESITATE TO RIDLLE ME WITH BULLETES.
THEY NEED TO GO AT TAKE CARE OF ALL THE KILLING AND CORRUPTION THATS GOING ON IN JUAREZ.
THE MEDIA IS ALSO PLAYING TOO MUCH INTO THIS.

There is a video, I was starting to watch it on YouTube when all of a sudden the video shut off, why would it get taken off the web if supposably the BP has "nothing to hide because they were only doing their job". What they did was a real low job, a rock compared to a gun is like if you a baby to run a relay race against an Olympic gold metal winner. Duh can anybody knock some none sense into that bp that shot that poor inocent kid, hopefully someone out there still has that video!!!!

Not once did I hear the mayor of Juarez or the President of Mexico tell the citizens of Juarez to stop assaulting US Border Patrol or to stop throwing rocks. It is amazing how some chalk it up to "he is only a kid". Come on "Really". He assaulted a US Law Enforcement agent. There are consequences to actions. I remember not to long ago, a man was killed in Juarez next to one of the border crossings and no one saw anything and there were no arrests, but apparently everyone saw this, how is that?

I'm surprised no one has asked why he was, according to the family, playing in this particular ditch. Of all the places he could have been playing, why choose something near the border? It is a sad occurrence, but even worse that it could have been prevented.

I just saw the video that a witness recorded when the scene occured, i saw it at www.univision.com and it clearly shows, that it was a homicide, there was not a reason in the world to shoot him.

A lot of what is happening in border states is directly linked to the way hispanics have been treated in this country.These recist attitudes are not only resurfacing but are being blindly accepted by the average person.It seems to be ok with the average person, including a lot of hispanics in this city who forget that everyone outside of El Paso see them as Mexican, to shoot Mexican kids.We live and depend on each other so we have to figure out something else than shooting each other.

kim, its not hard to figure out. Don't throw rocks and you will not be shot. There was a time when Hispanics were treated unfairly in many situations. While there are occasions where discrimination against Hispanics occur, it is not in the mainstream of America or sanctioned by any politician. What is sanctioned is the fear mongering of the media that makes it look like Hispanics and others are being discrininated but the truth is that this type of news sells newspapers. Don't join the hype.

There isn't anything racist about this. The kid was throwng rocks at an agent. The rocks, now weapons, endanger the officer. I think the officer was right in defending himself and our border. Why must Hispanics always side with Mexicans? Just because they are Hispanic too? That's close-minded. Kudos to the Border Patrol agent for defending himself, our border, and for sending a message to all of those potential illegals. We don't want you! You want to come in? Do it legally!

The corruption, criminal behavior and disregard for unethical behavior in Mexico is way beyond redemption. It begins with the lowly ILLEGAL ALIENS and ends with Calderon who is the brother-in-law of "El Chapo", the Sinaloa cartel leader. Shooting an illegal alien is absolutely justifiable. The "nino" could have easily killed or maimed the BP agent. Want proof that a rock can be deadly ask Goliath.

The protesters our side of the border are remarkably stupid,almost as stupid as Cook and Reyes

I agree stupid protester don't know the facts and blaming the BP agent. What they don't remember is that because of BP agents like the one involved in this case we are safe. These agents keep us safe. All I have to say to the protesters is go live or go back to mexico. Its a tragic incedent but we could have easily been mournin the BP agent.

Just finished watchin video on the assault. I belive canal 44. The video which was taken by a women on the top of the brige. It show the 15 year old (so called victim) throwing rocks at the border patrol as they are arresting someone. The bp agent on his kness shots the teen who was throwin the rocks. The bp agent shot once. The women taping is hear sayin at the begin of the video tellin someone next to her in spanish "look that guy is trowin rocks at the officer" "Boom" shot is hear.

feel sorry for the family,after all it is a human being. but bp agents only doing their job, they have to protect themselves. with all the violence going on in juarez they don't know what they are up against.

I saw the video and it does show the indident...it looks to me like it was a lawful shoot. The Agent should and feel like he'll be cleared. It's a bad thing all the way around for the Agent And the young boys family. But you can die with a rock also...God Bless

Why is it that no one got so excited before when they have kill kids, mothers and about 1300 other inocent people in Juarez??? Till the day an America BP doing his job take one down and the media and the whole world is after this poor BP that only did the right thing.
Are they after some money??? There is people there getting kill every day and is not important. Only if the BP happens to take one of this Mexicans them it become a notional crisis!!!!!
Where are we going with this crap???

I totally agree with you FO Q 2

Here it is, its in Spanish though!!!!!!
univision.com/content/videoplayer.jhtml?cid=2432212

My question would be if it was an adult would the same attention be given?

he was here illegally they agents were doing there job!!!!!!!!!!!! some of these illegals think we owe them something we don't do it legally and correctly and no gets hurt !!!!! I am a proud us citizen born and bred of latino decent but I still stand firm with bp agents

if the president of mexico is so concern with the safety of mexican nationals then he needs them to return home and stay on there side of the border and john cook, silvester reyes and shapley need to move to mexico and oversee their welfare since they are so concerned about their wellbeing

whos telling the truth? so far the border rights network is saying that it was small pebbles and stones no bigger than a marble. the real story is that the stones were the size of bricks that you put on the outside of houses. the border rights network needs to stop misrepresenting the facts and figures that then want to get to the world and if they care so much about the the mexican national that was killed in this unfortunate incident that it never happens again

if they where the size of brick you could have easily seen them in the video...not the case buddy

Hear here ! The president of Mexico is more concerned for the life of one hooligan than the lives of 300+ women raped tortured and murdered in Juarez ???

I am sure there is a video and it will clear show that it was a justified shoot. Stupid people should know better never assualt a law enforcement ofiicer. Consequences are grave.

I hope there is a video also...

However, one is better off watching (this) video on YouTube, because- "more than likely" - it will be (edited) on KTSM in order to make it more dramatic, and it probably be shown - in parts - which will be shown at 1700hrs (5pm), 1800hrs (6pm), and finally at 2200hrs (10pm).

I hope there is a video

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