Jesus Flores-Cruz Killed by U.S. Border Patrol

Jesus Flores-Cruz Killed by U.S. Border Patrol

A Border Patrol agent followed Flores-Cruz through a ravine and up a hillside when he began throwing rocks. Officials said the agent ordered Flores-Cruz to stop in English and in Spanish and used his hands to deflect some of the rocks. He was struck in the face. The agent, fearing for his safety, fired his duty weapon at the suspect, striking him. Investigators said the agent fired his weapon at least twice. The suspect died at the scene.
Victim’s Name: Jesus Flores-Cruz
Agency Responsible: U.S. Border Patrol
Gender: Male
Age: 42
Race: Hispanic
Date of Death: February 18, 2014
County: San Diego
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Official Disposition: Unreported
Criminal Charges: No known charges
Mental Illness: Unknown
Armed: Unclear
Weapon: rocks
Geography: Urban
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Published at Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:00:00 GMT

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