LaMadrid shot three times in the back
At the time Carlos La Madrid, 19, was shot, he was carrying 48.2 pounds of marijuana in his pickup.
La Madrid was shot three times in the back area and once in the shoulder by an unidentified Border Patrol agent who was under attack by rock thrower. The rocks were being thrown south of the border fence, according to Carol Capas, spokesperson for the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office.
According to Capas, there was a ladder placed on the north side of the border fence by the subject(s) standing on top of the fence, which La Madrid was climbing when he was shot.
A 17-year-old male, Jesus Manuel Chino Lino, jumped from the back of the vehicle and fled towards the border fence along with La Madrid. Lino was taken into custody by the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office and booked as an adult charged with Possession of Marijuana for Sale, Transportation of Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia.
No weapons were found in the vehicle.
The confrontation occurred after the vehicle had stopped near the International Border after being chased by the Douglas Police Department.