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Federal officials visit Arizona border site where teen was killed

TUCSON, Ariz. — Officials from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Arizona have
visited the Nogales site where a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot in Mexico
by a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez was near the border fence when the agent fired
from the U.S. side of the border on Oct. 10, 2012.

The Arizona Daily Star reported that office spokesman
Cosme Lopez confirmed that officials were in Nogales on Tuesday.
He declined to elaborate.

The Border Patrol has said the teen was among people throwing rocks at agents,
endangering their lives. A lawsuit filed July 29 by the boy’s mother said he was
walking home after playing basketball.

An aunt of the boy said she saw officials taking measurements and examining
bullet holes, and the Nogales International newspaper published a photo of
investigators at the site.


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