Jesus Flores-Cruz Killed by U.S. Border Patrol

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Category: Police - Federal
Old Crime Scene Address:
Alta Road
Mapping Police Violence:

A Border Patrol agent followed Flores-Cruz through a ravine and up a hillside when he began throwing rocks. Officials said the agent ordered Flores-Cruz to stop in English and in Spanish and used his hands to deflect some of the rocks. He was struck in the face. The agent, fearing for his safety, fired his duty weapon at the suspect, striking him. Investigators said the agent fired his weapon at least twice. The suspect died at the scene.

Victim's Name: Jesus Flores-Cruz

Agency Responsible: U.S. Border Patrol

Gender: Male

Age: 42

Race: Hispanic

Date of Death: February 18, 2014

County: San Diego

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Unreported

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Unknown

Armed: Unclear

Weapon: rocks

Geography: Urban

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