Monday, June 04, 2007

Man who did not stop at checkpoint shot, killed by Army soldier

When our Border Patrol shoots people they are prosecuted and end up in jail.

We can wait for hell to freeze over, but still won't see an investigation of this shooting.

Apparently it is incumbent for the USA to treat Mexican nationals evading our checkpoints much, much better than their own soldiers treat the same behavior when it occurs on Mexican soil.

NUEVO LAREDO - A man ignoring a checkpoint northwest of the city was shot and killed by a Mexican Army soldier Sunday morning. The incident reportedly took place at 11 a.m. at the inspection station on the highway to Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas state.

The victim, identified as Héctor Adrián Salazar Hernández, 27, was reportedly driving a 2007 Nissan Murano station wagon without license plates.

Salazar Hernández reportedly began his trip in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, with a passenger whom police did not identify.

According to reports, Salazar Hernández drove past soldiers who were signaling him to stop for a routine inspection.

Reports say Salazar Hernández apparently ignored commands to stop, which prompted one soldier to fire once at the vehicle.

The bullet, reports say, first struck a radio speaker before hitting Salazar Hernández in the back.

He was taken to Specialty Hospital in Nuevo Laredo where he died Sunday afternoon.

State Ministerial Police found blood stains and a spent bullet inside the vehicle during an inspection in the hospital parking lot.

A state Public Ministry agent declined to discuss the incident with reporters Sunday afternoon.

Laredo Morning Times - Man who did not stop at checkpoint shot, killed by Army soldier


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