At 0300 yesterday morning, Ramses Barron Torres, 17, of Nogales Sonora was murdered by US Border Patrol agents as he attempted to scale the border fence separating Nogales Sonora from it’s sister city by the same name in Arizona.
It took the players all day to get their stories to a point where it was agreed that the agents fired their weapons into the air, and they put Torres as either “in the US, throwing rocks at agents, when he fell and hit his head on a rock and died”, or, he fell from the fence which he was trying to scale while chunking rocks at BP agents, a truly awesome display of athletic ability were it to be true.
But something wierd happened. Torres body showed up at a hospital in Nogales Sonora with a gunshot wound, throwing all to hell the claims that he was in the US throwing rocks at BP agents.
“Throwing rocks” has become the excuse all BP agents use in the southwest to justify their shootings and murder of undocumented entrants, sort of like cops around the world, use “throw down” weapons in order to justify a “bad shoot”.
Calls to Border Patrol officials weren’t immediately returned Wednesday night. An FBI spokesman declined to release details of the investigation. All normal reactions when they are trying to cover their ass.
But this time, the body is in the custody of the Sonoran State Police as well as ballistic evidence.
The Sonora State Investigative Police, or PEI, said 17-year-old Ramses Barron Torres, who died shortly after 3 a.m. at a Nogales, Sonora hospital, was shot in the back of the right arm, with the bullet continuing into his chest cavity, puncturing a lung, and lodging in the left side of his ribcage.
In “the back of the right arm” meaning Torres would have had his back to the BP agents who murdered him.
From Nogales International reporter Jonathon Clark:
The PEI said it was notified at approximately 3:10 a.m. that a dead body had been dropped off in front of the emergency room at the Hospital General in Nogales, Sonora. Arriving at the hospital, officers found the body of Barron Torres, showing “bruises and abrasions on different parts of his body.”
A prosecutor ordered an immediate autopsy, which determined that the cause of death had been a gunshot wound, the PEI said.
An incident report from the Nogales, Sonora municipal police said that a security guard at the hospital reported seeing a cherry-colored Dodge Durango with Arizona license plates pull up to the hospital at around 3 a.m. Three men got out of the vehicle, pulled a fourth man out and laid him on the ground before speeding off, the report said.
However, the PEI statement said one of the men cried out for a stretcher, saying he had an injured person who needed attention. As emergency personnel searched for vital signs, the three passengers told them that Barron Torres had been climbing the border wall when a Border Patrol agent shot him once. He then fell onto a pile of gravel on the Mexican side of the fence, the men said.
While the victim’s body had numerous scrapes and bruises, apparently caused by falling onto a gravel pile on the Mexican side, Sonoran police said the autopsy determined that the bullet wound was the cause of death.
AN INCREASINGLY DISTURBING TREND
This mainstream trend of Border Patrol Agents increasingly murdering Mexican citizens, not in the US but shooting across an international border needs to be addressed and those responsible indicted and imprisoned.
But the culprits in this shooting will probably enjoy the immunity that the still unidentified murderer of 15 year old Sergio Adrían Hernández Güereca received in the June 5 incident in El Paso Texas. The scumbag bastard BP Agent that killed this teen was given a couple of days off and returned to duty. And, Michael Przybyl, assistant chief patrol agent for the U.S. Border Patrol, El Paso Sector said his agency WAS NOT investigating the shooting.
The agent has not been charged with wrongdoing, but the U.S. Justice Department launched a civil-rights investigation. The FBI is also investigating a case of assault on the agent.
Business as usual on the border.