Gabriel Sanchez Velasquez Killed by U.S. Border Patrol

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Sanchez, a sinewy 5-foot-9 car mechanic who spoke English well after spending 15 years in the United States, had allegedly leapt from under a mesquite bush and lunged to seize the agent's firearm, forcing him to shoot.

Victim's Name: Gabriel Sanchez Velasquez

Agency Responsible: U.S. Border Patrol

Gender: Male

Age: 31

Race: Hispanic

Date of Death: January 17, 2014

County: Cochise

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Unknown

Armed: Unarmed/Did Not Have an Actual Weapon

Weapon: unarmed

Geography: Rural

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