Civilian Fatal Encounters with CBP in US
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Incident YearPersonAgeCitizenshipStateNum. of victim(s)Settlement TermsLink
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May 2018
Claudia Patricia Gómez Gonzáles
20GuatemalaTexas1N/A
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/25/woman-shot-dead-border-patrol-rio-bravo-texas-identified
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Feb 2018Robert Young III28UnspecifiedFlorida1N/A
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article199617879.html
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Jan 2018Juan Daniel Jacques33UnspecifiedTexas1N/A
http://kfoxtv.com/news/local/off-duty-el-paso-border-agent-shot-attacker-in-defense-say-deputies
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Nov 2017Unnamed"Adult"GuatemalaArizona1N/A
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4325636-Nov-17-CBP-Statement-Arizona.html
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Sep 2017Rodolfo Ballardo31U.S.Arizona1N/A
http://www.kyma.com/news/officer-involved-shooting-leaves-one-dead-suspects-identified/620129457
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Aug 2017Israel Caballero18
U.S. - officially reported
California1N/A
https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Authorities-Identify-3-Killed-in-Border-Patrol-Pursuit-Crash-on-I-15-442814733.html
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Aug 2017Gloria Lopez-Lopez15MexicoCalifornia1N/A
https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Authorities-Identify-3-Killed-in-Border-Patrol-Pursuit-Crash-on-I-15-442814733.html
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Aug 2017Raul Quiroz-Quiroz20MexicoCalifornia1N/A
https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Authorities-Identify-3-Killed-in-Border-Patrol-Pursuit-Crash-on-I-15-442814733.html
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May 2017Darius Smith15U.S.California1N/A
http://homicide.latimes.com/post/darius-smith/
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Feb 2017UnnamedUnspecifiedUnspecifiedNew Mexico1N/A
http://www.kvia.com/news/new-mexico/breaking-crash-on-i-10-shuts-down-highway-near-lordsburg/354423499
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Feb 2017UnnamedUnspecifiedUnspecifiedNew Mexico1N/A
http://www.kvia.com/news/new-mexico/breaking-crash-on-i-10-shuts-down-highway-near-lordsburg/354423499
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Jul 2016UnnamedUnspecifiedUnspecifiedTexas1N/A
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4325610-July-16-Statement-U-S-Customs-and-Border.html
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Jun 2016Unnamed"Adult"MexicoArizona1N/A
http://tucson.com/news/local/border/yuma-border-agent-shoots-kills-illegal-border-crosser/article_42409a58-2f37-11e6-9e68-97d6a3bb7346.html
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May 2016UnnamedUnspecifiedUnspecifiedTexas1N/A
https://www.ksat.com/news/1-dead-10-injured-in-crash-after-border-patrol-chase-north-of-laredo
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Mar 2016UnnamedUnspecifiedUnspecifiedArizona1N/A
http://www.sonorannews.com/archives/2016/160406/news-border-report.html
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Mar 2016UnnamedUnspecifiedUnspecifiedArizona1N/A
http://www.sonorannews.com/archives/2016/160406/news-border-report.html
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Feb 2016Hector Leroy43UnspecifiedTexas1N/A
https://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/crime/2016/02/19/suspect-shooting-killed-agent-identified/80622694/
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Oct 2015Rayshaun Cole30UnspecifiedCalifornia1N/A
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-chula-vista-shooting-2015oct17-story.html
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Oct 2015UnnamedUnspecifiedUnspecifiedCalifornia1N/A
http://fox5sandiego.com/2015/10/21/calexico-border-patrol-agent-shoots-kills-man-carrying-knife/
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Sept 2015UnnamedUnspecifiedUnspecifiedMichigan1N/A
https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/cbp-use-force/case-summaries/sept-24-2015-use-force-incident-near-drummond-island-0
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Jun 2015Richard MattUnspecifiedU.S.New York1N/A
https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/new-york-prison-escape/inside-story-prison-escapee-takedown-n417166
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Jun 2015Graciela Lopez Franco32MexicoCalifornia1Dismissed
https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Panga-Boat-CBP-Vessel-Lawsuit-Graciela-Lopez-Franco-322719891.html
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Mar 2015Jamison Childress20CanadianWashington1N/A
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/border-patrol-agent-justified-in-fatal-shooting-of-jamison-childress-prosecutor-says-1.3080002
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Feb 2015UnnamedUnspecifiedMexicoTexas1N/A
http://bigbendnow.com/2015/02/mexican-citizen-dies-while-in-border-patrol-custody/
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Jan 2015Tiano Melton25U.S.Texas1N/A
http://hudspethcountyherald.com/investigation-into-meton-killing-still-ongoing-fbi-says-bureau-unlikely-to-release-any-of-its-findings/
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Jan 2015UnnamedUnspecifiedUnspecifiedTexas1N/A
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-texas-gunfight/suspected-smuggler-fatally-shot-in-gunfight-near-texas-mexico-border-idUSKBN0KU27H20150121
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Dec 2014Francisco Manuel Cesena40
U.S. - officially reported
California1$350,000
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/border-baja-california/sd-me-board-use-force-20161116-story.html
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Nov 2014Adam Thomas27U.S.California1N/A
http://www.pe.com/2017/03/03/hemet-border-agent-who-gunned-down-moreno-valley-man-sentenced/
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Oct 2014Unnamed36UnspecifiedNew Mexico1N/A
http://houston.cbslocal.com/2014/10/18/man-dies-in-border-patrol-custody-in-texas/
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Oct 2014Edgar Amaro López23MexicoArizona1N/A
http://tucson.com/laestrella/ciudad/man-killed-in-border-patrol-shooting-was-mexican/article_6fc42ac2-3a96-57a4-93b2-6945fbca301d.html
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September 2014UnnamedUnspecifiedMexicoTexas1N/A
http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/immigrant-commits-suicide-in-border-patrol-custody/article_a4bd4900-3539-11e4-9672-0017a43b2370.html
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September 2014Aide Fink50U.S.Texas1N/A
https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/3-Children-in-Flower-Mound-Home-During-Shooting-277048911.html
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July 2014Joaquin Tomas CibrianUnspecifiedUnspecifiedTexas1N/A
https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/cbp-use-force/case-summaries/july-22-2014-use-force-incident-edinburg-tx-resulting
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May 2014Jose Luis Arambula31U.S.Arizona1Dismissed
http://tucson.com/news/blogs/police-beat/border-agent-is-cleared-in-may-killing/article_04b5ba1f-974d-5938-909f-17dbcc4e7d18.html
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Mar 2014UnnamedUnspecifiedUnspecifiedMichigan1N/A
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2014/03/off-duty_us_customs_and_border.html
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Feb 2014Julian Ramirez Galindo41MexicoCalifornia1$500,000
https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Border-Patrol-Agent-Who-Killed-rock-thrower-IDd-246980881.html
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Jan 2014
Gabriel Sanchez Velazquez
31MexicoArizona1N/A
http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/world/article24764446.html
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January 2014Keith Martin35U.S.Texas1N/A
https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Ex-Border-Patrol-agent-admits-killing-wife-s-6620688.php
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December 2013Steven Keith58
U.S. - officially reported
California1N/A
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/3/16/us-border-patrolthoughtdeadmanwasfakingseizurereportsays.html
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November 2013
Cruz Marcelino Velazquez
16MexicoCalifornia1$1,000,000
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video-shows-border-officers-appeared-encourage-permit-teen/story?id=48903893
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October 2013Ernesto Guitierrez Cortez38UnspecifiedCalifornia1N/A
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-customs-shooting-otay-border-perris-2013oct24-story.html
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March 2013Matthew Simmons28U.S.Texas1N/A
http://fronterasdesk.org/content/10425/border-patrol-using-virtual-simulator-train-agents-use-force
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February 2013Unnamed51
U.S. - officially reported
California1N/A
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sdut-border-death-2013feb17-story.html
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December 2012Margarito Lopez Moreles19GuatemalaArizona1N/A
http://www.mohavedailynews.com/news/state/probe-into-border-shootings-draws-questions/article_1ad6cac7-47ec-5968-acc6-1a5268714272.html
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September 2012
Valeria Tachiquin-Alvarado
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U.S. - officially reported
California1Pending
https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Valeria-Tachiquin-Alvarado-Border-Patrol-Fatal-Shooting-Anniversary-277663831.html
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June 2012Charles Robinson75U.S.Maine1N/A
http://www.maine.gov/ag/news/article.shtml?id=460286
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April 2012UnnamedVariousMexicoTexas9N/A
https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Nine-killed-in-crash-involving-suspected-3476036.php
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March 2012Alexander Arthur Martin24U.S.California1Dismissed
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-taser-border-20151030-story.html
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December 2011Byron Sosa Arrellano28GautemalaArizona1
Settlement talks were dismissed after the lawyer could no longer reach Arrellano's mother
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4449719-Byron-Sosa-Arrellano-Arizona.html
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November 2011Gerardo Lozano Rico20MexicoTexas1N/A
https://holdcbpaccountable.org/2016/12/08/maria-fernanda-rico-andrade-v-united-states-of-america-et-al/
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September 2011Omar Olivares28UnspecifiedTexas1N/A
http://www.epbusinessjournal.com/2011/09/u-s-border-patrolman-and-family-member-both-dead-after-family-dispute-escalates-into-gunfire/
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April 2011Armado Rodriguez46UnspecifiedTexas1N/A
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4449724-Amado-Rodriguez-Texas.html
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March 2011Carlos LaMadrid19
U.S. - officially reported
Arizona1In appeal
http://tucson.com/news/local/border/border-patrol-agent-found-not-liable-in-fatal-shooting-of/article_b25f8269-d50f-50a9-a61d-28ffdd3e4062.html
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February 2011Alex Martinez30U.S.Washington1N/A
https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/man-killed-in-whatcom-county-deputy-involved-shooting/281-409842532
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January 2011Robert Perez PerezUnspecifiedMexicoCalifornia1N/A
https://www.texasobserver.org/deadly-patrols-civilian-deaths-at-the-hands-of-us-border-patrol-agents/
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October 2010Juan Mendez18
U.S. - officially reported
Texas1Dismissed
https://www.revealnews.org/article-legacy/border-patrol-shooting-under-scrutiny/
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May 2010
Anastacio Hernandez Rojas
42MexicoCalifornia1$1,000,000
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/03/28/border-agents-beat-an-undocumented-immigrant-to-death-the-u-s-is-paying-his-family-1-million/?utm_term=.0fe80ea06f77
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April 2010Neil Begin54U.S.Maine1Dismissed
http://bangordailynews.com/2012/07/03/news/aroostook/court-dismisses-suit-against-state-federal-officers-in-fatal-shooting-of-cyr-plantation-man/
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March 2010
Victor Santillan de la Cruz
36MexicoTexas1N/A
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4430274-Oig-Page-19.html
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January 2010Jorge Alfredo Solís Palma28MexicoArizona1N/A
http://tucson.com/news/local/border/az-border-agent-cleared-in-fatal-shooting/article_522e5002-2bcb-11df-bf5f-001cc4c03286.html
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May 2009Luis Barrientos56UnspecifiedNew Mexico1N/A
https://www.abqjournal.com/news/state/052336441797newsstate05-05-09.htm
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December 2008Steven Edward Martin21U.S. Arizona1$350,000
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3553638-Felix-Arizona.html
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December 2008Miguel Castillo LopezUnspecifiedUnspecifiedTexas1$45,000
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4272111-Miguel-Castillo-Lopez.html
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July 2008Tomas OrzunaUnspecifiedUnspecifiedCalifornia1$15,000
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3559353-Orzuna-California.html
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October 2007Kenneth PetersenUnspecifiedU.S.Minnesota1$300,000
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3559351-Petersen-Minnesota.html
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August 2007
Jose Alejandro Ortiz-Castillo
23UnspecifiedTexas1N/A
https://www.abqjournal.com/19011/205pm-detainee-claims-border-agent-shot-wrong-man.html
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May 2007Benito Gonzalez40UnspecifiedCalifornia1N/A
http://articles.latimes.com/2007/jun/06/local/me-sbriefs6.3
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March 2007Gerardo ValentinezUnspecifiedUnspecifiedCalifornia1$300,000
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4311330-Valentinez-California.html
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March 2007Ramiro Gamez Acosta20UnspecifiedCalifornia1N/A
http://sdcitybeat.com/news-and-opinion/news/much-information/
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February 2007UnnamedUnspecifiedUnspecifiedArizona1N/A
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3457642-2014-084-Dyer-First-Interim-Response-Packet.html#document/p16/a420865
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January 2007
Francisco Javier Dominguez Rivera
22MexicoArizona1$850,000
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fbi-probes-shooting-of-mexican-immigrant/
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August 2006Luis Nunez IIIUnspecified
U.S. - officially reported
California1$2,450,000
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3540506-Nunez-California.html
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August 2006Lucia Baez40UnspecifiedArizona1$350,000
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4311089-Castillejos-Arizona.html
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March 2006Lourdes Cruz Morales12UnspecifiedArizona1$235,000
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4430589-Lourdes-Cruz-Morales-Arizona.html
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February 2006UnnamedUnspecifiedUnspecifiedArizona1N/A
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3457642-2014-084-Dyer-First-Interim-Response-Packet.html#document/p16/a420865
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December 2005
Carlos Delgadillo Martinez
UnspecifiedMexicoTexas1$50,000
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4325608-Carlos-Delgadillo-Martinez-Texas.html
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December 2005Guillermo RodriguezUnspecifiedMexicoCalifornia1$40,000
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4172948-Guillermo-Rodriguez-California.html
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October 2005Agustin Gamez CamposUnspecifiedMexicoCalifornia1$60,000
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4172949-Domingo-Rosales-California.html
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October 2005Jeffrey Suddeth36U.S.Montana1N/A
http://missoulian.com/breaker/no-criminal-wrongdoing-found-in-border-patrol-shootingposted-on-dec/article_c7d1ee7d-cdfe-57dc-8a30-0d228c0aa058.html
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October 2005UnnamedUnspecifiedUnspecifiedCalifornia1N/A
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3457642-2014-084-Dyer-First-Interim-Response-Packet.html#document/p16/a420865
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May 2005Juan De Jesus Rivera Cota16MexicoArizona1N/A
http://tucsoncitizen.com/morgue2/2005/05/21/116080-teen-shot-near-border/
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February 2005Bassim Chmait20U.S.California1$750,000
http://articles.latimes.com/2005/jul/07/local/me-bates7
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February 2005
Julio Cesar Yanez Ramirez
31MexicoArizona1Dismissed
https://www.gvnews.com/news/bp-agent-charged-in-negligent-homicide/article_ea3a29b0-d402-5f7c-af88-6b2ad3b3c2bf.html
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October 2004Edgar Ramos-Villareal25MexicoArizona1$300,000
http://www.willcoxrangenews.com/news/article_28b966e5-a8a1-5915-9ca5-b81dc2783ee5.html
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September 2004
Maria Guadalupe Gomez Patino,
Adriana Martinez
37, 16MexicoTexas2$450,000
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3983354-Martinez-Texas-Complaint.html
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September 2003James RobertsUnspecifiedU.S.California1$175,000
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4438338-James-Roberts-California.html
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June 2003Ricardo Olivares Martinez22MexicoArizona1N/A
http://tucson.com/news/local/border/agent-feared-for-life-before-fatal-shooting/article_41461f39-e250-5fba-a86d-2361b97986f6.html
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February 2003
Juan Patricio Peraza Quijada
19MexicoTexas1N/A
https://www.myplainview.com/news/article/Border-Patrol-agent-cleared-in-slaying-of-9091472.php
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February 2003William Otto Petersen 30U.S.Arizona1N/A
http://tucson.com/news/local/border/article_b3ca5a43-b1e9-592e-80d1-127a57f4bb8d.html
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Updated May 28, 2018 to include the shooting death of Claudia Patricia Gómez Gonzáles
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*As of April 30, 2018, Texas Border Patrol agent supervisor Ronald Anthony Burgos-Aviles has been charged but has not yet stood trial for the murders of Grizelda Hernandez, 27, who prosecutors believe to have been the agent's romantic partner, and her son, Dominic Alexander Hernandez, 1. Their deaths are not counted in this list.
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**Seven fatal shootings that took place across the border into Mexico and one which occurred in international waters near the British Virgin Islands are not included in this list. An eight person was shot in Mexico and survived. Corrected May 8, 2018.
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***In a friendly fire incident in October 2012, Border Patrol agent Nicholas Ivie, 30, was fatally shot in Arizona. And Texas agent Alejandro Acevedo, 28, died in a fatal shoot-out with a family member in September 2011.
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