POSTED: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 5:47pm
UPDATED: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 9:20pm
El PASO - We now know the name of the U.S. Border Patrol agent who shot and killed Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca a year ago in Juarez.
“We’ve just discovered the name of the border patrol agent who shot Sergio, we have now amended the federal lawsuit to include him by name,” says attorney Bob Hilliard.
The FBI says Sergio and his friends were attacking a border patrol agent by throwing rocks at them.
Sergio’s family is suing the U.S. government, several of its agencies and the agent, Jesus Mesa Jr., for 25 million dollars.
Attorney Bob Hilliard says they got this information just in time.
“Border Patrol agent will then be a part of this lawsuit as a defendant and we will begin the process of preparing the case,” says Hilliard.
The lawsuit is pending partially due to the U.S. government’s request to have part of the lawsuit dismissed.
“Now they say that since he died in Mexico, they don't waive their sovereign immunity for things that happen in foreign countries only things that happen in the U.S.,” says Hilliard.
We could see this case in federal court as soon as December but Hilliard suspects it could take much longer.
The FBI says this case is currently pending and it is still under investigation. However, no one could confirm if agent Mesa Jr. is back on duty.