Silvestre Vargas Estrada Killed by U.S. Border Patrol

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Category: Police - Federal
Old Crime Scene Address:
31484 CA-94
Mapping Police Violence:

An agent tried to stop a vehicle suspected of being involved in migrant smuggling. The vehicle did not stop, and after a brief pursuit, the vehicle stopped at a gas station. Three agents shot into the vehicle, and the driver was shot and killed.

Agency: U.S. Border Patrol

Motive: unauthorized immigration

Confrontation Type: Other Non-Violent Offense

Service Call: No

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: Silvestre Vargas Estrada

Death Date: May 14, 2021

County: San Diego

Geography: Rural

Gender: Male

Age: 26

Race: Hispanic

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Unclear

Weapon: undetermined

Fleeing: car

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