Roberto Chávez-Reséndiz (518)

3/5/2001: Undocumented immigrant Roberto Chavez-Recendiz, of Hidalgo, Mexico, was fatally shot while Rivera was arresting him along with his brother and brother-in-law for allegedly being in the United States without proper documentation. The shooting was “possibly the result of what is called a ‘sympathetic grip,’ where one hand reacts to the force being used by the other,” Chief Criminal Deputy County Attorney Rick Unklesbay wrote in a letter outlining his review of the shooting. The Border Patrol officer had his pistol in his hand as he took the suspects into custody. He claimed the gun fired accidentally.

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