Border agent kills rock-throwing suspect - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Border agent kills rock-throwing suspect

Posted: Updated:
The suspected illegal immigrant was shot and killed after hitting a U.S. Border Patrol agent with a rock. (Source: KSWB/CNN) The suspected illegal immigrant was shot and killed after hitting a U.S. Border Patrol agent with a rock. (Source: KSWB/CNN)

OTAY MESA, CA (KSWB/CNN) - A U.S. Border Patrol officer shot and killed a suspected illegal immigrant near San Diego Tuesday morning.

Officials say the suspect threw a rock at an officer and hit him in the face or head. That's when the officer fatally shot the man.

The shooting happened as officers were chasing a group of suspected illegal immigrants.

Authorities took two other suspects into custody.

Copyright 2014 KSWB via CNN. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow