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Border agent shoots and kills 14-year-old boy on US side of international bridge: report

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“An emergency radio broadcast to El Paso police at 6:43 p.m. stated a Border Patrol agent had fired into a crowd of people.”

LATEST: Updated AP story: “Agents detaining suspected illegal immigrants Monday came under assault from rock throwers across the border in Mexico, FBI spokeswoman Andrea Simmons said.” National Border Patrol Council president T.J. Bonner tells Associated Press that rock throwing incidents are “deadly force encounters” which “justifies the use of deadly force.”

If oil and the mideast crisis weren’t enough, a new breaking report is sure to stir up feelings on the also-still-simmering immigration debate again.

The Associated Press reports, “A US Border Patrol agent shot and killed a 14-year-old boy after a confrontation at an international bridge near downtown El Paso, Mexican authorities said Tuesday.”

AP caption for photo: “Mexican federal police and forensic experts stand next to the body of 14 year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca, under the Paso Del Norte border bridge, as US officials watch from the US side at right, in Ciudad Juarez, northern Mexico, Monday, June 7, 2010. Chihuahua state officials released a statement Tuesday, June 8, demanding a full investigation into the death of the boy who was allegedly shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent after a confrontation, according to Mexican authorities.”   Continue reading…