14-Year-Old Shot By Border Agent, Investigation Pending
June 8, 2010
Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca was playing with other boys on the Mexican side of the border when an agent allegedly shot him in the head.
The shooting is described as unprovoked, with none of the teens being armed, or showing any aggression to the agents. The Mexican government also described his size as small and not intimidating.
It isn’t clear why the agent shot, but officials in Ciudad Juarez have accused the unnamed border patrolman of acting with undue hostility.
This is the second death of a Mexican citizen this month, after a man was stunned to death with a stun gun on June 2nd by border agents. An official statement released stated that 32-year-old Anastasio Hernandez had become combative when agents prepared to hand him over to the Mexican government, after entering the country illegally.