Illegal immigrant’s parents are suing the U.S. government over showdown with agent that left the 19-year-old dead
By ALICIA A. CALDWELL
EL PASO A 19-year-old illegal immigrant shot to death by a U.S. Border Patrol agent four years ago was nothing more than a scared kid, a lawyer for the family suing the government told a judge Friday.
“It was five agents and a scared 19-year-old boy with a pipe,” Enrique Moreno argued in his closing argument of the federal civil trial in the death of Juan Patricio Peraza. “Those agents … knew the rules.