3 Arrested In Border Patrol Shooting, Including Suspected Rock Thrower

By Michel Marizco

A U.S. Border Patrol agent is on administrative leave after he fired at a man the agency says threw rocks at him, Tuesday. This is the fourth agent-involved shooting in Arizona since October.

The Border Patrol gave more details Wednesday about the agent related shooting. The alleged assailant was an 18-year-old man from Honduras who’d been previously deported. Officials say an agent fired on him twice after he threw rocks during a chase.

“The suspect stopped, picked up some rocks and began throwing them at the agent while making verbal threats,” said Paul Beeson, chief of the Tucson Sector.

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