PHOENIX (AP) — An autopsy report indicates a teenage Mexican boy who was apparently fatally shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in October was struck by at least eight bullets, all but one hitting him in the back.
The report from medical examiners in Mexico describes several other wounds, but it's unclear if they account for additional bullets.
Luis Parra, an attorney for the boy's family, says he believes Border Patrol used excessive force in gunning down 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez.
Border Patrol says agents responded Oct. 10 to reports of drug smugglers at the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Ariz. The agency says one agent opened fire through the fence as U.S. authorities were pelted with rocks.
Border Patrol officials declined to comment on the autopsy report Thursday.
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