Border Patrol claims self defense from rock pelting as the reason for shooting the unarmed man.
July 30, 2012
The family of a Mexican National allegedly shot and killed by an unidentified U.S. Border Patrol agent is suing the federal government.
The family claims Juan Pablo Perez Santillan was standing on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border when he was shot the morning of July 7.
The U.S. Border Patrol said a group of undocumented immigrants pelted rocks at the agents and one agent fired his weapon in self defense, but did not hit anyone. About the same time, just south of that location, an agent saw a man pointing a weapon at him and fired.