The family of a 15-year-old Mexican boy allegedly shot dead by U.S. Border Patrol are suing the government for $25 million in a landmark legal action, it was revealed today.
Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca was allegedly shot by a Border Patrol Agent on June 7 while they were in the process of arresting illegal immigrants crossing the Rio Grande.
The lawsuit filed yesterday in El Paso is seeking massive damages for the teenager’s death and will intensify the debate over how the U.S. should guard its border with Mexico.
FBI spokeswoman Andrea Simmons said a group of people on the Mexican side of the border were throwing rocks at agents.
Border Patrol Agents have the authority to use lethal force against rock throwers or any one that attacks them.