FBI Probes Fatal Shooting of Teen In Mexican Border Incident

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday it was probing a shooting by a U.S. border agent that witnesses said killed a 15-year-old Mexican high school student on the Mexican side of the border.

Sergio Adrian Hernández was killed Monday evening on a bridge in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, across the river from El Paso, Texas, family members and a friend said on Tuesday. The state government of Chihuahua, where Ciudad Juárez is located, confirmed the fatal shooting.

Special Agent Andrea Simmons, a spokeswoman for the FBI’s El Paso office, said the incident was provoked by a group of rock-throwing suspects.

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