Border Patrol Agent shoots Douglas 19 year old
A 19-year-old Douglas resident was shot three times by a Border Patrol officer on Monday after rocks were thrown.
The victim was later identified as Carlos La Madrid of Douglas by law enforcement officials. La Madrid later died at Sierra Vista Regional Health Center. He had been transported to Southeast Arizona Medical Center after the shooting, and they attempted to airlift him to Tucson. But high winds and his worsening condition made Sierra Vista the next logical site.
On Monday March 21, at approximately 12:43 p.m. the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office was advised of an Officer involved shooting near the International boundary east of the Douglas Port of Entry.
Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators arrived on scene and were advised that Douglas Police Department observed a Chevy Avalanche traveling in the Douglas area that appeared to be suspicious. Once the driver of the vehicle observed the Douglas Police Department unit, the driver fled at a high rate of speed southbound towards the International boundary.
US Border Patrol Agents were in the area when the vehicle made it to the border. At this time, there were rocks thrown at the Border Patrol agent who then fired his duty weapon striking the driver three times.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation also responded and will be conducting a joint investigation with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office in this incident.
The Sheriff will investigate the shooting, while the FBI will handle the assault on a federal officer.
For updates, see the Douglas Dispatch website at www.douglasdispatch.com.