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Thursday January 6, 2011

Mexico Police Allege U.S. Border Patrol Shot Teen as He Was Climbing Border Wall in Arizona

Mexico Police Allege U.S. Border Patrol Shot Teen as He Was Climbing Border Wall in Arizona

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According to Mexican police, the 17-year old Mexican teenager identified as Ramsés Barron who died in a Sonora, Mexico hospital was shot by U.S. Border Patrol.

The teenager actually died outside of the hospital where he was left at 3:00 a.m. this past Monday, by three unidentified men.  The police maintain that the youth tried to enter the U.S. illegally through Arizona and was shot by Border Patrol agents. 

The Sonora police obtained statements from hospital personnel who spoke to one of the men who dropped off the teen, stating the teen was trying to climb over the border wall when a Border Patrol agent shot him once and he fell back onto the Mexican side of the fence. 

The Arizona border patrol operating out of Tucson confirm there was a shooting but they were not sure of the details and thought that no injuries resulted from the shooting.