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Immigrant killed by Border Patrol reached for gun, had criminal record

The Mexican immigrant shot and killed by Border Patrol brokers in Texas on Tuesday reacted to brokers studying about his criminal record by grabbing for an agent’s gun, a supply with information of the investigation advised The Post.

The unidentified Mexican nationwide reached for the weapon after brokers ran a background test and found he had criminal expenses, town’s Mexican consulate confirmed to The Post.

He was then shot by officers and transported to an area hospital however died from his accidents.

The FBI has stepped in because the lead investigative company into the lethal capturing, because of the nature and site of the incident.

Sources additionally mentioned they imagine there was an assault on a Border Patrol agent throughout the incident.

Neither the Ysleta Border Patrol Station in El Paso nor the Mexican Consulate would touch upon what criminal expenses the person who was shot had initially confronted or affirm his identification.

Tuesday's shooting happened about 12:45 p.m. at the Ysleta Border Patrol Station in El Paso, Texas at 12245 Pine Springs Drive in the city's east side.
Tuesday’s capturing occurred round 12:45 p.m. on the Ysleta Border Patrol Station in El Paso, Texas.

“There’s been an uptick in assaults against Border Patrol agents,” US Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas), whose district included immigration sizzling zones Del Rio and El Paso, advised The Post.

“I do know lots of people see the [immigrants] which can be coming over and instantly giving themselves up.

“There’s a lot of that, but there’s also a lot of people that are trying to get away [from Customs and Border Protection].”

Assaults on brokers are up this year in comparison with the 2 earlier years, according to Border Patrol statistics.

The immigrant was shot after he reached for an agent's gun while he was being processed.
The immigrant was shot after he reached for an agent’s gun whereas he was being processed, a supply mentioned.
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In latest weeks, El Paso has been overwhelmed with a surge of immigrants and asylum-seekers arriving within the Texas border city. The metropolis was seeing greater than 1,500 immigrants arriving within the metropolis a day, taxing town’s shelter system and different resources.

Since the surge began in August, town has bused 1000’s of immigrants to New York City.

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