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2006, 22 May 23

Border Patrol Keeps Accidentally Shooting Americans


Agents from the Ajo Border Patrol Station were involved in the shooting while assisting the Tohono O’odham Nation Police Department, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.


The FBI and the Tohono O’odham Nation Police Department are investigating the shooting, according to Customs and Border Protection. Tribal chairperson Ned Norris Jr. identified the dead man as Raymond Mattia.

“Our hearts go out to his family and all those impacted during this difficult time,” Norris Jr. said Saturday in a written statement. “As the investigation proceeds, the Nation expects full consideration of all related facts of the incident and an appropriate and expeditious response from relevant public safety agencies.”


Mattia was 2 feet from his front door when he was shot approximately 38 times, according to Tucson TV station KVOA. Mattia had called the Border Patrol because he had multiple migrants trespassing in his yard and he wanted help getting them off his property, KVOA reported.


The shooting happened in the Border Patrol’s Tucson Sector, which has the highest number of use-of-force incidents across the agency, with 158 incidents reported so far in fiscal year 2023, according to CBP data.


In March, a Border Patrol agent shot and killed a U.S. citizen near Sasabe after a vehicle chase. The shooting was ruled a homicide by the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office.


2006, 22 May 2023

1 Comment

  1. Mar

    Im not sure about the Border Patrol agents responsibility, but clearly, the blood is on Senile Joe Biden’s hands
    If we had a closed border, then there might not have had the illegals on his property.
    But Senile Joe and his handlers want the chaos, the violence these illegals thugs bring and all the drugs that brought in.

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