The U. No agent in the 90 year history of the agency has been successfully convicted of a killing while on duty. Since Januaryat least people have died as the result of an encounter with a CBP agent. Many more have been brutalized, in some cases causing life-altering injuries.
These deaths are an undercount. According to a report from the Government ability Office, CBP does not have reliable information on deaths and has not consistently reported death-related information to Congress. Another 39 deaths were due to vehicle collisions involving Border Patrol, the majority 33 of which occurred during high-speed car chases initiated by Border Patrol. In addition, 22 of the deaths were related to failure to provide adequate medical attention or medical emergencies, either while individuals were in CBP custody or directly after an encounter with agents.
Four were due to unknown or other causes, including 2 cases of alleged suicide and 2 drownings. For additional information about these encounters and data visualizations, please visit the Abuse of Power and Its Consequences of Border Lens. The responding BPAs encountered a distressed male citizen of Mexico, who appeared to be suffering from heat related illness.
BPAs called for immediate EMS assistance and attempted to stabilize the man, who was going in and out of consciousness. He was admitted to and received medical treatment at TMC but tragically succumbed to his ailments the following ay and was pronounced deceased by medical staff. The pickup immediately left the area at a high rate of speed, causing several people to fall from the vehicle. The BPA lost sight of the vehicle and radioed to other agents notifying them that he could not locate the vehicle.
No Border Patrol units were pursuing the white pickup truck at the time of the crash. The first Border Patrol unit arrived on the scene within a minute and came from the opposite direction without its lights and sirens activated. Two unidentified occupants of the pickup truck were declared deceased on scene and eight occupants of the pickup were severely injured.
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According to Border Patrol officials, agents tracked and found a group of undocumented migrants about 20 miles northeast of Eagle Pass in the early morning hours of June 23, and approached them as they rested. Members of the group fled and agents pursued them until they heard screams from a man-made lake nearby. Officials said that agents worked in the dark and pulled several people out of the lake safely, but two men identified as Guatemalan citizens drowned. One was given CPR by Border Patrol agents for over 30 minutes before being declared dead, while the other was found deceased in the lake later on.
Approximately 20 miles north of where the suspected undocumented migrants entered the vehicle, another BPA waiting on SR 85, activated his emergency lights and sirens and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle did not stop and continued for approximately one mile, where another BPA deployed a vehicle immobilization device VID across the roadway.
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The driver of the suspected smuggling vehicle attempted to avoid running over the VID and subsequently lost control and crashed. One of the two undocumented migrants in the vehicle, a male citizen of Mexico, was in critical condition and was transported to the Abrazo West Medical Center in Goodyear, AZ where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries on June 19, A person was killed by Border Patrol after failing to yield to agents.
Citizen, deceased. On May 25, Border Patrol agents near Carrizo Springs, Texas, responded to a call from an individual who stated that she and another individual had been attacked by bees.
The agents located the two individuals, one of whom, a male Mexican citizen, was unresponsive. On May 26, the man was pronounced deceased by hospital staff.
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Border Patrol agents shot and killed a man who was a San Diego resident in a parking lot after following his vehicle in a high-speed chase. A Honduran man who was hidden by grass was hit by a Border Patrol vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Vallejo then fled the scene. On April 15,remote cameras monitored by the Border Patrol, near Hebbronville, TX, captured a Toyota Tacoma containing multiple people laying down in the bed of the vehicle.
The initial investigation revealed Border Patrol Agents responded to the area, located the vehicle, and initiated a traffic stop.
When the vehicle stopped, agents witnessed several occupants flee while one occupant remained inside. Border Patrol agents gave commands to the man to exit the vehicle but he did not respond. The Texas Department of Public Safety arrived and provided assistance to the agents. When the agents approached the Toyota, they found a man in medical distress. No other occupants from the vehicle were apprehended. The identity and nationality of the deceased male has not yet been determined. He was pronounced dead two days later.
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Agents called for Emergency Medical Services and rendered aid. Shortly after, the man passed away. Diosmani Ramos was shot by a Border Patrol agent sometime around am, about a mile away from the Hidalgo port of entry. Diosmani was holding a stone, and the Border Patrol agent shot him in the chest when he refused to drop it. Diosmani was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9 am. A man was killed during a car chase in which he allegedly shot at Border Patrol agents, who returned fire. While initially CBP reported that the man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, later reports indicate that it is unclear whether the man died as a result of the exchange of fire, or from a self-inflicted wound.
A man was killed after being run over by a Border Patrol vehicle. Officials said the Border Patrol agent was responding to a report of an unauthorized entry into the US from Mexico, and he was unable to avoid driving over the man, who was lying in the road. The man was transported to a nearby hospital and then airlifted to a trauma center in Palm Springs, where he died.
David, a long-time California resident, was fatally shot by a Border Patrol agent when attempting to enter the U. A driver allegedly transporting undocumented people was fatally shot by Border Patrol agents. A man was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent after he wounded the agent with a knife. Border Patrol agents attempted to initiate a vehicle stop and the driver attempted to elude agents by fleeing at an accelerated speed.
Agents ultimately lost sight of the vehicle and it was located a short time later where it had rolled over. Agents arrived on scene and discovered several injured persons. Two people, believed to be undocumented immigrants, were killed in the crash. Border Patrol agents attempted to initiate a vehicle stop and the driver then attempted to elude agents by fleeing at a high rate of speed.
Two people who are believed to be undocumented immigrants were killed in the crash. A man was shot and killed by CBP officers after approaching an officer and a security guard with a knife.
Border Patrol agents responded to a call of a man in distress on a remote ranch. The man was taken to a hospital, where he passed away. Name Withheld Age: 19 Nationality: U. A pickup truck crashed after a high speed chase involving Border Patrol. This person was one of the 7 passengers who died in the crash.
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Santos Porfirio-Garcia was one of the 7 passengers who died in the crash. Yadira Barrera was one of the 7 passengers who died in the crash. Liliana Jimenez was one of the 7 passengers who died in the crash. Elvira Tot-Chiroy was one of the 7 passengers who died in the crash. Oscar Miguel Garcia-Bran was one of the 7 passengers who died in the crash. Gustavo Cervantes was the driver of the pickup and died in the crash. James Paul Markowitz was apprehended surrounding an "illegal smuggling incident" on February 4, Markowitz began exhibiting "s of distress" that evening, and was administered first aid, then transferred to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A female migrant seeking asylum in the United States died on Christmas Day in government custody when she crossed the Gateway Bridge in Texas with her family, before reportedly succumbing to acute kidney failure. The agency's medical personnel cleared her to be detained overnight.
She was traveling with her husband and two children, who were subsequently released. He was arrested and processed for Expedited Removal and was held for criminal prosecution. According to initial reports, the cause of death is suspected to be the result of suicide. A Border Patrol agent approached a group of four people early Monday, and one of them pulled out a gun and started shooting, according to a statement from CBP. The agent fired back, hitting the man, who died at a hospital. No additional information was released, including the names of the agent and gunman.
A woman died in Border Patrol custody, following nearly two weeks in the hospital.
The woman was in need of medical care when an Arizona sheriff's deputy found her on October 13 near Tubac, about 40 kilometers north of the border city of Nogales. She was suffering from "severe dehydration. The man fled from agents across a Texas highway and was hit by a car. No more details can be found at the moment. During processing it was determined the man needed medical attention and was transported to a Tucson area hospital. Medical officials determined that the man had a pre-existing heart condition.
The next day, at approximately 9 am, the man was pronounced deceased. According to reports, he was taken into custody at the El Paso Border Patrol Station and was being processed at the Lordsburg Border Patrol Station when he fell into medical distress and later died. A man died while in Border Patrol custody. According to reports, he was part of a group of 36 asylum-seekers who turned themselves in to be processed. CBP officers fatally shot a man during a shootout that occurred at secondary inspection at the San Ysidro Port of Entry.
A woman was apprehended at the border by CBP, when she collapsed shortly after. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. A man was apprehended by CBP, and began having a seizure.